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Gastric by-pass surgery ‘curative’ in very unusual cases of diabetes

Gastric by-pass surgery ‘curative’ in very unusual cases of diabetes

MEDIA RELEASE: Aug 27, 2014 05:00 AM
Endocrinologist Professor Lesley Campbell worked with genetics of lipodystrophy experts in Cambridge to solve a mysterious case of diabetes from the past.

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Garvan Institute participates in National Science Week Space Oddity event

Garvan Institute participates in National Science Week Space Oddity event

Aug 25, 2014 02:59 PM
The Garvan Institute of Medical Research participated in Space Oddity, a special public science event held as part of National Science Week, at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney on Saturday.

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Garvan partners with Roche Sequencing to develop genomics technologies for targeted epigenomic analysis

Garvan partners with Roche Sequencing to develop genomics technologies for targeted epigenomic analysis

MEDIA RELEASE: Aug 19, 2014 11:00 PM
Garvan and Roche Sequencing today announce a collaboration to develop new technologies for targeted epigenomic analysis using DNA sequencing.

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Moving towards the creation of blood stem cells in the laboratory

Moving towards the creation of blood stem cells in the laboratory

MEDIA RELEASE: Aug 14, 2014 03:00 AM
A team of scientists from the Garvan Institute and Monash University have uncovered a mechanism essential for forming hematopoietic stem cells, a very special group of cells in the early embryo that ultimately generate all the blood and immune cells in our bodies.

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‘DIY Droplet Lens’ nominated for an Australian Museum Eureka Prize

‘DIY Droplet Lens’ nominated for an Australian Museum Eureka Prize

Aug 08, 2014 09:00 AM
Dr Tri Phan from Garvan and Dr Steve Lee from ANU have been jointly nominated as finalists for the 2014 ANSTO Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology. They have developed a simple and cheap way of making a high-powered lens capable of transforming a smart phone into a high-resolution microscope.

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Daniel Hesselson wins 2014 Young Garvan Award

Daniel Hesselson wins 2014 Young Garvan Award

Jul 21, 2014 10:00 AM
Dr Daniel Hesselson has won the 2014 Young Garvan Award. The announcement was made on Saturday night at Young Garvan’s main annual fundraising event, the “All Ribbons Ball”, held this year at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth hotel. 


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Professor Ted Kraegen awarded Doctor of Science by UNSW Australia

Professor Ted Kraegen awarded Doctor of Science by UNSW Australia

Jul 09, 2014 12:00 AM
In a career that has spanned over 45 years at Garvan alone, Professor Kraegen has furthered our understanding of the physiology and biochemistry of the action of the hormone insulin, and the metabolic disturbance underlying type 2 diabetes.

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Unsuspected aspect of immune regulation revealed

Unsuspected aspect of immune regulation revealed

MEDIA RELEASE: Jul 02, 2014 12:05 AM
Until now, the immune cells known as 'B cells' have been thought to specialise only in the production of antibodies. A discovery by Garvan immunologists shows they also have a role to play in regulating another important aspect of the immune system. This finding may benefit research into autoimmunity and transplantation.

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Lindau Nobel Laureates Meetings

Lindau Nobel Laureates Meetings

Jun 30, 2014 12:00 AM
Garvan student Rae-Anne Hardie was one of fifteen outstanding young Australian scientists selected to participate in the International Day at the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureates Meetings, held today in Lindau, Germany.

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The ICEMAN study - how keeping cool could spur metabolic benefits

The ICEMAN study - how keeping cool could spur metabolic benefits

MEDIA RELEASE: Jun 23, 2014 04:00 AM
A new study being presented today at ICE/ENDO 2014, the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society in Chicago, demonstrates that ambient temperatures can influence the growth or loss of brown fat in people. Cool environments stimulate growth, warm environments loss.

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Large-scale pancreatic genome study generates evidence for important ethical debate

Large-scale pancreatic genome study generates evidence for important ethical debate

Jun 20, 2014 05:00 AM
Whole genome sequencing is rapidly becoming affordable for research and diagnostic purposes, yet there is still much debate surrounding the return of personal genetic information to patients or family members. A team of Australian researchers has made a valuable contribution to the debate by developing a ‘framework’, or standard set of considerations and principles, to help guide the process in a research context.

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Garvan Institute welcomes NSW funding of Sydney Genomics Collaborative

Garvan Institute welcomes NSW funding of Sydney Genomics Collaborative

MEDIA RELEASE: Jun 17, 2014 12:00 PM
The Garvan Institute of Medical Research welcomes today’s announcement of $24 million in State Government funding for a genomics research collaborative, saying it would deliver long-term health benefits and put NSW at the cutting edge of medical research.

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2014 St Vincent's Precinct Three Minute Thesis Competition

2014 St Vincent's Precinct Three Minute Thesis Competition

Jun 12, 2014 12:00 AM
Garvan Neuroscience PhD student Ira Deveson, a member of Prof John Mattick’s RNA Biology and Plasticity lab, won the 2014 St Vincent’s Precinct Three Minute Thesis Competition on 12 June.

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Aussie generosity still vital following medical future fund announcement

Aussie generosity still vital following medical future fund announcement

MEDIA RELEASE: Jun 06, 2014 03:27 PM
The Garvan Research Foundation is urging Australians not to become complacent about medical research, following the Federal Government’s long term commitment to establish a new multi-million dollar Medical Research Future Fund.

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Droplet lens turns smart phones into microscopes

Droplet lens turns smart phones into microscopes

MEDIA RELEASE: Apr 25, 2014 12:05 AM
Australian scientists have invented a simple and cheap way of making a high-powered lens that can transform a smart phone into a high-resolution microscope.


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Professor John Mattick will receive 2014 Ernst W. Bertner Memorial Award

Professor John Mattick will receive 2014 Ernst W. Bertner Memorial Award

MEDIA RELEASE: Apr 23, 2014 01:05 AM
Professor John Mattick AO FAA FRCPA, Executive Director of Garvan, will receive the 2014 Ernst W. Bertner Memorial Award, which is conferred on a physician or scientist who has made distinguished contributions to cancer research.

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Study shows high prevalence of knee osteoarthritis in Vietnam

Study shows high prevalence of knee osteoarthritis in Vietnam

MEDIA RELEASE: Apr 11, 2014 07:00 AM
A study undertaken in Vietnam for the first time reveals the high prevalence of knee osteoarthritis, showing that roughly a third of Vietnamese men and women over the age of 40 are affected.

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Rolling out the red carpet for inspiring biomedical animation

Rolling out the red carpet for inspiring biomedical animation

MEDIA RELEASE: Apr 10, 2014 06:00 AM
Three biomedical animations will be premiered today at Melbourne’s spectacular glass-walled Deakin Edge theatre in Federation Square, prior to being made available for television broadcast and online education.

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Mark Cowley and Marina Pajic top-ranked applicants for Cancer Institute NSW Fellowships

Mark Cowley and Marina Pajic top-ranked applicants for Cancer Institute NSW Fellowships

Apr 08, 2014 09:00 AM
Dr Marina Pajic and Dr Mark Cowley from Garvan were awarded Cancer Institute NSW Fellowships this year, each ranked as top applicant in their category, a Career Development Fellowship and Early Career Fellowship respectively.

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Calvin Leung wins University Medal in Neuroscience at UNSW Australia

Calvin Leung wins University Medal in Neuroscience at UNSW Australia

Mar 27, 2014 02:00 PM
Congratulations to Calvin Leung, who has won the 2013 University Medal in Neuroscience at UNSW Australia. Calvin undertook his honours project throughout 2013 in Dr Greg Neely’s Functional Genomics Laboratory at Garvan.

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