Welcome to your latest edition of In a Heartbeat. This year we celebrate 25 years of world-leading cardiovascular research. I wish to express my personal gratitude to all the supporters, Board Members, scientists, Fellows and partners who have made our work possible. Of course, despite major advances, there is still much more to do. Our aim is to continue making significant breakthroughs and to save the lives of more Australians.
This month another new Group joins our team - The Vascular Complications Group. Headed by Dr Mary Kavurma, this group will study the role of a pivotal protein implicated in a host of debilitating and deadly diseases including atherosclerosis.
Also in this issue, our Clinical Director, Professor David Celermajer AO, writes about the early detection of heart disease in young people and how it can be prevented as they grow to adulthood… and you’ll meet some of our young scientists. You’ll also read about our latest research highlights, there’s a delicious pizza recipe from Nutritionist, Kate Freeman and Guy Leech is back, this time discussing the best way to start your day.
We hope you enjoy reading your newsletter… and thank you again for your wonderful support.
Professor Michael Davies, BSc DPhil FRACI Director, The Heart Research Institute
Recognising the early symptoms of heart disease in children
Our Clinical Director, Professor David Celermajer AO, recently spoke about how discovering early symptoms of heart disease in children could help prevent progression to more serious heart disease as adults. more
Vascular Complications Group joins The HRI
We welcome another important new research group, the Vascular Complications Group, headed by Dr Mary Kavurma. This group will study the role of a pivotal protein called TRAIL. more
Meet three of our Young Scientific Achievers
Luke Carroll, Jihan Tal and Zoe Clayton are three winners of our Young Achiever Awards for Excellence. more
Recipe: Tandoori Chicken Pizza
Keep the end result both delicious and nutritious by making your own pizzas! Resident nutritionist Kate Freeman shares this great, easy to make recipe for Tandoori Chicken Pizza. more
Starting your day the right way
Guy Leech delves into the science behind why Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. more
Host your own Hero of the Heart Event
Help fund the fight against heart disease by hosting a barefoot bowls day, a movie night, a dinner party or setting yourself a real challenge by giving something up for a month… your event will make a difference! more
Calendar of Events
2014 is an exciting year for The Heart Research Institute… read about our upcoming events including Heart Week in May. more
Share your story
If you have an interesting story, perhaps about winning a fight with heart disease, or you have some feedback about this e-newsletter, please email our editor.
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