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Easy School Lunch ideas for kids (..and big kids!)

Easy School Lunch ideas for kids (..and big kids!)

Making kid's school lunches takes a good 20-minute chunk out of your morning routine. And some days it’s hard work. Dealing with fussiness. Ensuring that it’s healthy. Making sure you are giving them the right amount of food. Making sure that it stays fresh because it can’t be re-heated and it’s not stored in a fridge. Phew! Coming up with ideas to keep your kids interested and well-nourished is a huge challenge! Here are some tips for creating a nourishing, yet uncomplicated school lunch box.

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How to stay fit/active as you age

How to stay fit/active as you age

As the adage goes, ‘Move it or lose it!”
But what does that mean? What do we lose? How should we move? And how often must we move before it all disappears!? Put simply, as we age our metabolic rates (think the internal furnace that burns all the food we eat and maintains our body composition) start to slow and dwindle.

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Celebrating women in research

Celebrating women in research

To celebrate International Women’s Day we are excited to announce the ‘2017 HRI Career Re-start Grants’ recipients. The grant is to acknowledge and help overcome some of the barriers women in science face, in particular, the challenge to remain competitive while on maternity leave. 

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Glowing Stem Cells Mend Broken Hearts

Glowing Stem Cells Mend Broken Hearts

HRI researcher is heralding hope for broken hearts with a cutting-edge tool that helps scientists fast-track exciting new therapies to mend damaged organs.

Richard Tan from the Heart Research Institute in Sydney has developed a glowing stem cell tracker model that could change the way the science community develops life-saving tissue therapies.

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Meet the team: Imala Alwis

Meet the team: Imala Alwis

I'm Imala Alwis and I am a senior research officer at the Heart Research Institute, working in the Thrombosis group. Heart disease has affected me personally. My dad was in his mid fifties when he had triple bypass surgery. He led a very healthy lifestyle and he was only diagnosed during a routine medical check up.

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