Feb 01, 2016 04:21 PM
Tiffany Cole, a PhD student in Garvan’s Neuroscience Division, has been awarded a prestigious Australia Day award by the National Council of Women of NSW.
Jan 20, 2016 04:23 PM
Researchers from the University of Sydney and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research may have good news for those who struggle to stick to their diet: taking a break from dieting won’t necessarily ruin your weight loss efforts, and it could actually improve them.
MEDIA RELEASE: Jan 06, 2016 04:00 AM
Scientists from Australia and the UK have created a “biosensor mouse”, enabling them to watch as pancreatic cancer cells begin to “unzip” from each other in real time – a signal that cells are on the verge of spreading from the primary tumour. Remarkably, the researchers successfully rezipped these cancer cells by treating mice with anti-cancer therapies, stopping the spread of cancer before it had begun.
MEDIA RELEASE: Dec 31, 2015 06:01 AM
A protein that controls milk production in the breast after pregnancy can ‘go rogue’ in breast cancer and drive the spread of cancer cells to the lungs, Australian researchers have shown. Their work shows that the rogue protein, called Elf5, summons immune cells to gather in breast tumours. In a model of breast cancer, this caused inflammation and encouraged new blood vessels to form around the tumour. These blood vessels became ‘leaky’, opening a gateway for cancer cells to escape into the blood and, ultimately, to spread to lung.
MEDIA RELEASE: Dec 15, 2015 03:50 PM
The world-renowned study continues, unlocking the answers to this debilitating disease.
Dec 14, 2015 04:36 PM
Garvan warmly congratulates Professor Don Chisholm, who has been awarded a Doctor of Science (DSc) by UNSW Australia.
Dec 09, 2015 01:36 PM
An international team of researchers, including Garvan’s Dr Ruth Pidsley, has shed new light on how DNA sequence variation can influence the developing brain.
Dec 08, 2015 02:56 PM
Congratulations to our PhD students who were awarded prizes at the Australasian Society for Immunology (ASI)-German Society for Immunology (DGfI) conference in Canberra last week.
Dec 07, 2015 03:36 PM
The 3rd Nadine Watson Lecture took place at Garvan on Friday. Professor Susan Clark, who heads Garvan’s Genomics and Epigenetics Division, was the Nadine Watson Lecturer.
Dec 07, 2015 02:24 PM
Garvan has hosted a festive lunch for its volunteers, thanking them for their support and commitment throughout 2015.
MEDIA RELEASE: Dec 04, 2015 09:56 AM
Cancer cells that lie ‘snoozing’ in the skeleton can be awakened – or left to slumber on – by changes in the bone that surrounds them, Australian scientists have shown. In a world first, Garvan researchers have used state-of-the-art microscopy techniques to watch cancer cells sleep within living bone over a period of months. They show that cancer cells can be ‘woken up’ when bone tissue is broken down around them, suggesting new possibilities for treating metastatic cancer in bone.
Dec 01, 2015 09:38 AM
Garvan PhD students Amanda Khoury and Scott Youlten won the best poster and best presentation, respectively, at last weekend’s EMBL Australia PhD Symposium 2015.
Nov 19, 2015 12:45 PM
Scientists have long speculated about the “dark proteome”, the areas of proteins whose structure is completely unknown. Now, a study led by Dr Seán O’Donoghue, of CSIRO and Garvan, has mapped the boundaries of these dark regions.
Nov 18, 2015 01:52 PM
The Garvan Institute’s Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics (KCCG) is embarking on a collaborative genome sequencing project with the Sax Institute, whose ‘45 and Up’ study is the largest ongoing study of healthy ageing in the southern hemisphere.
MEDIA RELEASE: Nov 16, 2015 10:03 AM
Garvan Research Foundation announces Pancreatic Cancer Research Fellowship
MEDIA RELEASE: Nov 10, 2015 08:15 AM
Australian researchers have defined some key characteristics of the metabolically healthy obese – those obese individuals who remain free from type 2 diabetes and other disorders that usually associate with obesity. Their findings have implications for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance and obesity.
Nov 09, 2015 03:36 PM
Researchers at Garvan have received a total of $11 million in peer-reviewed funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), out of a total of $630 million distributed to researchers across Australia.
MEDIA RELEASE: Nov 09, 2015 08:15 AM
‘DreamLab’ – Australia launches first smartphone supercomputer for cancer research.
Nov 05, 2015 12:18 PM
A ten-strong team from Garvan is showing support for Movember, the “hairiest month of the year”, by growing facial hair. The funds they raise through sponsorship will go towards the work of the Movember Foundation.
MEDIA RELEASE: Oct 28, 2015 11:44 AM
A unique collaboration of organisations and individuals have come together to form The Pancreatic Cancer Alliance – a collaborative voice driven to raising awareness of pancreatic cancer in Australia.