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Congratulations to Professor Kim Dora who has been jointly awarded a 2018 Orloff Science Award by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Insitute (NHLBI) at the NIH in the USA. Kim was honored for her collaborative project with Dr Robert Balaban, Chief of the Laboratory of Cardiac Energetics at NHLBI, on the ‘Permeability
of Artery Walls’

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