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Every day brings us closer to finding a cure for cardiovascular disease - Australia's number one killer. Here is the latest from our research laboratories.

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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How to make a nourish plate

How to make a nourish plate
There are regularly times during the course of my week, when I get home from a long day of work and find myself with the conundrum of having to find something to eat. What I’ve found works a treat on these days is creating a nourish plate. This is simply a plate of whole foods, as many as I can muster up from my fridge and pantry, presented as a smorgasbord of variety!
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Meet the Team: Emily McCarthy

For the past two months, I have been on a scholarship offered by the HRI to New Zealand Undergraduate students, placed in the Thrombosis Group of the HRI. My passion for the biological sciences is something which I have been aware of for many years, but it has been through this experience that I have been able to get a glimpse of what a career in Biological Research will be like – and I love the way it looks!
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Are you getting enough sleep?

Are you getting enough sleep?

Most of us want it more, but so many of us just aren’t getting enough. So where do you sit on the sleep quality scale? New research from Australia’s Sleep Health Foundation reveals that 33 to 45% of Australian adults suffer from inadequate sleep (of either quality or duration). What impact does this have on our health and wellbeing? And does inadequate sleep affect our ability to exercise and improve fitness?

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HRI researchers mentor talented students from New Zealand

HRI researchers mentor talented students from New Zealand

HRI has welcomed eight talented researchers from New Zealand to take part in a summer scholarship at the HRI. Launched in December 2016, the 8-week scholarship provided high-achieving and promising Kiwi students the opportunity to work on a medical research project directly related to cardiovascular disease, expand on their skills and knowledge and be mentored in a world-class research institute. 

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