Last week, Stephen visited Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) to see some of the research funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). He met with Professor Marelli-Berg, whose team are fighting transplant rejection by studying the role that inflammation plays in cardiovascular disease. 

Speaking afterwards, Stephen said, “I was impressed by the high quality of the research under way, all designed to improve the treatment of heart disease, and the sophistication of the technology they were using, including superb microscopic imaging of blood vessels; and also that the world-leading researchers I met came from all over Europe: Germany, Greece, Austria, Spain and Italy, as well as the UK. It was also good to meet Andy Maiklem, who suffered from heart failure at the age of 28, and hear about his successful heart transplant.”

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AuthorStephen Timms