Heart screen could protect hundreds from stroke
Testing Māori and Pacific people for an irregular heartbeat earlier could spare hundreds of people from stroke each year, a University of Auckland study has found.
Mentoring the next generation of scientists
Recently, ten bright young researchers from New Zealand took part in a summer scholarship at the HRI to get hands-on experience in our world-class laboratory facilities and to be mentored by leaders in the cardiovascular disease research field. They share their experiences here.
HRI awarded at ASMR meeting
Congratulations to Manisha Patil, Bob Lee and Dr Richard Tan on receiving awards at the Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) Annual Scientific Meeting on Friday 31 May.
HRI speaks to Channel 7 News
Preeclampsia (high blood pressure during pregnancy) is the leading cause of stillbirths and newborn deaths in Australia. It also doubles a woman’s risk of heart disease and stroke later in life.
HRI's Professor Annemarie Hennessy talks to Channel 7 News about preeclampsia.
Nano ‘junk’ could save lives
Scientists at the Heart Research Institute in Sydney have developed a simple, cheap and efficient way to collect nanoparticles that can be used in the treatment of cancer, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s.
HRI calls on Aussies to support mums-to-be
In Australia, cardiovascular disease continues to take the lives of 22 females every day – killing almost three times more women than breast cancer. Preeclampsia and gestational diabetes developed during pregnancy can significantly increase a woman’s risk of heart disease later in life, but these can be manageable complications if monitored.
Professor Annemarie Hennessy AM named Distinguished Professor
Congratulations to Professor Annemarie Hennessy AM, recently named Distinguished Professor by Western Sydney University.
HRI welcomes Government’s commitment to medical research
The Federal Government has reaffirmed its commitment in the Budget to fully fund the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).
New publication in Nature Materials
A new paper on how biomechanical thrombus growth is mediated has been published by the HRI team led by Prof Shaun Jackson and Dr Arnold (Lining) Ju in Nature Materials.