HRI - In a Heartbeat

Hi there,

Welcome to your latest issue of In a Heartbeat and our brand new look. The Heart Research Institute is excited to be celebrating our 25th anniversary and so throughout the year, we’ll be highlighting the valuable advances we’ve made since 1989, thanks to supporters like you.

Cardiovascular research in the 1980s was dominated by ‘Hypertension’, while atherosclerosis (the hidden heart disease) was only being investigated to a limited degree. Since then, our scientists have made many important discoveries. Among the most exciting are those that translate laboratory knowledge into better patient care and give people with heart disease more years to enjoy life.

In this issue you’ll read a little of our history and see how we’ve grown to be an international centre for scientific excellence in cardiovascular research. We also announce a number of prestigious awards won by our young scientists as well as a world-first study into the direct link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease and of course, there are our regular lifestyle and recipe articles.

Thank you so much for your tireless support of our important cause.


Michael Davies

Professor Michael Davies, BSc DPhil FRACI
Director, The Heart Research Institute

HRI Celebrating 25 Years


HRI Celebrating 25 Years

Celebrating 25 Years of Heart Research

25 years ago ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ won the ‘Best Picture’ Oscar… Canberra won the ‘NSW Rugby League Premiership’…and 1989 was also the year The Heart Research Institute was founded, becoming Australia’s first medical research institute, dedicated solely to the study of atherosclerosis.


A World First - unravelling the link between diabetes and heart disease

A World First - unravelling the link between diabetes and heart disease

Researchers at The HRI have become the first in the world to make a discovery that has the potential to save millions of lives.


Recipe - Quinoa and Linseed Balls

Recipe: Quinoa and Linseed Balls

Here’s a lovely little ‘treat’ that, while it does contain a good dose of kilojoules, also offers exceptional amounts of good nutrition. Resident nutritionist Kate Freeman shares this great, easy to make recipe.


Congratulations Margaret on your 100th birthday!

Congratulations Margaret on your
100th birthday!

Our great supporter Margaret has reached a special milestone. She keeps in great health and as you can see by the photo, enjoys a daily glass of wine or champagne. But Margaret believes that living a longer life is all about medical research.


Celebrating World Heart Day

Celebrating World Heart Day –
September 29, 2014

Make September a HEART HEALTHY month and fundraise to support our scientists who are fighting the battle where it counts most – in the laboratory, exploring every way possible to beat the world’s greatest killer!


The nutritional and physiological keys ot fat loss

The nutritional and physiological keys to fat loss

Guy Leech and Rod Cedaro share the key to optimising fat loss - simply knowing how hard to exercise. You’ll be surprised with what they say.


Congratulations to our Young Achiever Awards for Excellence Recipients

Congratulations to our ‘Young Achiever Awards for Excellence’ Recipients

Georg Degendorfer and Gloria Yuen are two winners of our Young Achiever Awards for Excellence.


Spin for your heart charity ride

‘Spin for Your Heart’ charity ride

We were proud to recently partner with Fitness First during Australian Fitness Week to celebrate and promote a healthy lifestyle. Fitness First in Newtown, Sydney, kicked off the event with a 12 hour ‘Spin for Your Heart’ challenge!


Hero of hte Heart City2Surf

Register for your local Walk, Run, Marathon or Bike Ride and support Heart Research

It's that time of the year again... events around the country are calling for entries. It's a great time to start getting fit, join in the fun and stay healthy. You can join The HRI team or create your own on any race day... all dates and events are listed here...


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