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HMRI SPECIAL: NEW DRUG HELPING STROKE SURVIVORS

Hunter scientists have been pioneers in the field of stroke research, their clot-busting techniques changing treatment protocols around the country. Now they’re pushing the boundaries further, trialling a method to physically remove clots from the brain. As our medical research series continues tonight, we also look at a drug that’s giving stroke survivors relief from crippling fatigue…and a chance at a better life.

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HMRI SPECIAL: NEW WEAPON HELPING FIGHT TYPE 2 DIABETES

Technology is changing the way many chronic diseases are managed and in the case of type one diabetes, a tech-led revolution is coming. Hunter medical researchers are developing a so-called artificial pancreas and along the way, have come up with a smartphone app to help patients better manage the crippling condition. As our series continues tonight, we examine a potential new weapon against type 2 diabetes, a compound found in red wine.

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DANGER TIME FOR ASTHMA SUFFERERS

With winter now here, seasonal lurgies are beginning to bite – and for people with asthma, it’s danger time. The disease affects around 10 per cent of Australians, but treatment options are limited… and aren’t effective for up to half those patients. Tonight, as our series continues for medical research week, we look at an important discovery that it’s hoped will lead to better therapies.

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