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2020 Professor Julian Paton FRSNZ

From rice grains to medieval archers

Cardiovascular disease is Aotearoa’s biggest killer and responsible for the shorter life span in Māori and Pacific people. Professor Julian Patan will present how he and his team have discovered a new organ (carotid body) that raises blood pressure, offering novel future treatment strategies, and built the world’s first bionic pacemaker that reverses heart failure.