Read the latest In a Heartbeat here, and find up-to-date research findings.

 

In a Heartbeat is The Heart Research Institute's newsletter, giving you a chance to read about all the latest up-to-date research being performed at the Institute, meet some of the team and enjoy one of our 'hearty' recipes and get fit with Guy Leech (HRI Ambassador).

 

Please find below an archive of previous newsletters:

 

March 2013

In this issue, read how naturally occurring compounds found in green tea could reduce heart disease… how patients born with heart malformations can boost their heart function through certain exercise... and discover ‘the good oil’ about the supposed benefits of virgin coconut oil. There’s a great new article by Guy Leech and a delicious new recipe for Chocolate Berry tarts from Registered Nutritionist, Kate Freeman.

 

June 2012

In this issue, read how Tai Chi can assist cardiac rehabilitation... how a new type of sugar could help prevent heart disease... and how The Heart Research Institute is the only place in the world producing synthetic elastin for vessel bypass or replacements. There’s a great new article by Guy Leech with tips on how to make your favourite recipes healthier... and a delicious new recipe from Heart Food – the Healthy Heart Cookbook for Leek & Saffron Couscous.
 

March 2012 

 

In this issue, read how our scientists are harnessing social media channels to counteract the oversimplification of science and the reporting of ‘bad’ science… and about those of our researchers who’ve recently been recognised by The Australian  Atherosclerosis Society. There’s a great new article by Guy Leech discussing ways to both satisfy your hunger and maintain a healthy diet… and a delicious new recipe from Heart Food – the Healthy Heart Cookbook for Pistachio Berry Stacks.

 

June 2011 

 

In this issue, read about the appointment of our new Ambassador, Steve Liebmann and The Heart Research Institute’s own Iron Woman, Dr Alison Heather. There’s an update on the critically important research that you’re helping to make happen… Guy Leech discusses the importance of hydration during summer exercise… and as always, there’s a delicious new recipe Ginger Panacotta, from Heart Food – the Healthy Heart Cookbook.

 

Nov 2011

In this issue, read about Ben Merkenhof’s valiant flight across Australia in a World War II era plane to pay tribute to his father and raise awareness of The Heart Research Institute. There’s an update on the critically important research that you’re helping to make happen… Guy Leech challenges you to take The Fat Quiz… and as always, there’s a delicious new recipe from Heart Food – the Healthy Heart Cookbook.

 

March 2011

 

In this issue, there’s news of the latest study that offers even more evidence that ‘good cholesterol’ protects the heart. Read about The Heart Research Institute’s Tim Garrett, Operations & Facilities Manager, taking on the biggest challenge of his life this month – the 6633 Extreme Ultra Marathon in the Arctic Circle. Guy Leech discusses the importance of getting and keeping your children active… and as always, there’s a delicious new recipe from Heart Food – the Healthy Heart Cookbook, this one for a hearty breakfast.

 

Nov 2010

 

In this issue you'll find further evidence that 'good' cholesterol protects the heart and read about our research into a new drug combination that reveals a 45% reduction in cholesterol levels. Also discover the facts concerning women and heart disease… facts about which many more Australians should be aware. Guy Leech discusses the importance of 'timing your workouts' and as always, there's a delicious new recipe from Heart Food – the Healthy Heart Cookbook – this one for Orange and Almond Puddings!

 

June 2010

 

Take the time to learn about some of our recent breakthroughs - the critically important research that you're helping to make happen. In particular, read about an amazing new discovery that could dramatically improve life expectancy for diabetics and how humble paracetamol could protect against heart attack and we reveal an exciting new development in stent technology from Dr Martin Ng. Guy Leech outlines a strength-training program for beginners as always, there's a delicious new recipe from Heart Food the Healthy Heart Cookbook.

 

February  2010

 

Take the time to learn about some of our recent breakthroughs - the critically important information you're helping to make happen. In particular, see how male hormones such as testosterone could play a key role in the renewal and regeneration of the cardiovascular system! Meet the HRI team Member Dr Sally Tandy and seven-time World surfing Champion Layne Beachly drops in to speak to Guy Leech. Enjoy our delicious new recipe for Chicken and Leek Pie.

 

November 2009

 

The Heart Research Institute's celebrates our new state of the art facility with the official opening by the Governor General Ms Quentin Bryce AC. This move is the beginning of an exciting new phase in our history and will allow us to expand our research capabilities and take us yet another step closer to the early detection, treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease. Guy Leech explores our busy lifestyles and the need to make time for excersise. Enjoy our recipe for Chocolate Tiramisu with Raspberries.

 

June 2009

 

With the considerable help of the Federal and NSW State, Governments and supporters such as you, we finally have our own state-of-the-art research facility in Newtown. In an exciting discovery, researchers at The Heart Research Institute have found a unique way to control Myeloperoxidase - the enzyme that turns nasal mucus green... AND causes damage during a heart attack. Guy Leech explores small lifestyle changes that can have a significant impact on your long-term health and fitness. Enjoy our delicious recipe of Sesame Crusted Salmon.

 

February 2009

 

The Heart Research Institute turns 20! Read all about The Heart Research Institute researchers acknowledged internationally for the work they've undertaken at the Institute plus a closer look at the latest from the Gene Regulation Group. Guy Leech Helping your children to establish the habit of daily physical activity is one of the single most important things that we can do to set them up for a happy, healthy and prosperous life when they grow up. As parents, we can do a great deal to help our kids to be active. Chill out with our new Chilli Beef Noodles.

 

December 2008

 

Read the latest news of our remarkable results in achieving prestigious scientific awards and details of an important new alliance with Karma Currency. Guy Leech gives you five good r asons for exercising every morning and there’s a delicious new recipe for Seafood Paella from Heart Food – the Healthy Heart Cookbook.

 

June 2008

 

Meet Associate Professor Gilles Lambert who is currently studying how a newly discovered gene, PCSK9 and how it inhibits the liver receptor that is responsible for removing LDL (the bad cholesterol) from our circulation. Warm up with a winter curry... Lentil with Fish and get fit with the Winter Workouts from Guy Leech's Fitness Forum.