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.
Professor Michael Davies, BSc DPhil FRACI Director, The Heart Research Institute
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. more
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. more
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. more
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. more
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! more
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. more
Congratulations to our ‘Young Achiever Awards for Excellence’ Recipients
Georg Degendorfer and Gloria Yuen are two winners of our Young Achiever Awards for Excellence. more
‘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! more
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... more
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