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Scientists create food additive that will make you feel fuller

Scientists create food additive that will make you feel fuller

MEDIA RELEASE: Dec 11, 2014 10:30 AM
A food-additive designed to make people feel fuller has been tested by UK and Australian clinicians in London, and shown to be effective at preventing weight gain in overweight volunteers.

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Garvan Institute Launches Online Virtual Tours

Garvan Institute Launches Online Virtual Tours

Dec 08, 2014 02:39 PM
The first of their kind for an Australian medical research institute, new online virtual tours allow website users to see inside the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and The Kinghorn Cancer Centre, the joint facility Garvan operates with St Vincent’s Hospital.

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Professor Lesley Campbell wins Sir Kempson Maddox Award

Professor Lesley Campbell wins Sir Kempson Maddox Award

Nov 24, 2014 01:00 PM
The Sir Kempson Maddox Award from Diabetes NSW recognises Professor Campbell’s significant contribution to the area of scientific research, education and advocacy in diabetes.

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'Healthy Active Lives' launched in Tokyo

'Healthy Active Lives' launched in Tokyo

Nov 20, 2014 03:00 PM
Healthy Active Lives (HeAL) launched yesterday in Tokyo. The HeAL Declaration represents the culmination of years of work by Australian clinical researchers and psychiatrists. It highlights the physical health challenges faced by young people with psychosis and offers practical solutions and support.

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Two Garvan scientist-animators shortlisted among world’s best

Two Garvan scientist-animators shortlisted among world’s best

Nov 17, 2014 09:00 AM
Every year the National Science Foundation (USA) runs an international competition, showcasing spectacular scientific visualizations. This year, Garvan science-animators, Dr Kate Patterson and Chris Hammang, are both competing for the Foundation’s top prize and the People's Choice Award.

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Professor John Mattick joins Council of Australian Academy of Science

Professor John Mattick joins Council of Australian Academy of Science

Nov 13, 2014 10:00 AM
The Australian Academy of Science today announced that the Executive Director of Garvan, Professor John Mattick AO FAA FRCPA (Hon), has been elected to join its Council, along with four other leading Australian scientists.

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Scientists solve mystery of ‘Frankenstein’ DNA

Scientists solve mystery of ‘Frankenstein’ DNA

MEDIA RELEASE: Nov 11, 2014 03:00 AM
Scientists from Garvan, the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre have uncovered how the massive DNA molecules that appear in some tumours are formed like Frankenstein’s monster, stitched together from other parts of the genome.

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Jackie Lau and Louise Cottle win 2014 Stuart Furler Travel Awards

Jackie Lau and Louise Cottle win 2014 Stuart Furler Travel Awards

Nov 06, 2014 05:22 PM
Congratulations to Jackie Lau and Louise Cottle! Stuart Furler Travel Awards are presented to third-year PhD students at Garvan with outstanding research records and bright futures.

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Laura Baker wins 2014 Castle Harlan Award

Laura Baker wins 2014 Castle Harlan Award

Nov 06, 2014 03:00 PM
Laura Baker has received the $10,000 USD Castle Harlan Award for being the most outstanding early career PhD student at the Garvan Institute in 2014.

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Bone drug should be seen in a new light for its anti-cancer properties

Bone drug should be seen in a new light for its anti-cancer properties

MEDIA RELEASE: Nov 06, 2014 04:00 AM
Australian researchers have shown why calcium-binding drugs commonly used to treat people with osteoporosis, or with late-stage cancers that have spread to bone, may also benefit patients with tumours outside the skeleton, including breast cancer.

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Garvan Institute scientists receive $10.7 million in NHMRC funding

Garvan Institute scientists receive $10.7 million in NHMRC funding

Oct 22, 2014 01:00 AM
Scientists from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research received $10.7 million in peer reviewed grant funding, out of a total funding pool of $538.8 million, in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council grants, announced last Friday.

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Early detection window when pancreatic cancer is in the family

Early detection window when pancreatic cancer is in the family

MEDIA RELEASE: Oct 15, 2014 12:01 AM
Pancreatic cancer likely takes between 10 and 20 years to develop, providing the potential for a very “broad window” of intervention if detected early, which may be possible for people who inherit a predisposition, say Australian clinical researchers.

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Ancient human genome from southern Africa throws light on our origins

Ancient human genome from southern Africa throws light on our origins

MEDIA RELEASE: Sep 29, 2014 12:05 AM
The skeleton of a man who lived 2,330 years ago in the southernmost tip of Africa tells us about ourselves as humans, and throws some light on our earliest common genetic ancestry.

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Tri Phan and Steve Lee win 2014 ANSTO Eureka Prize

Tri Phan and Steve Lee win 2014 ANSTO Eureka Prize

Sep 10, 2014 09:00 PM
Garvan’s Dr Tri Phan and Dr Steve Lee from Australian National University (ANU) have won the 2014 ANSTO Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology, one of 15 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes awarded this evening.

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Professors Chris Goodnow and Jonathan Sprent receive top-tier NHMRC Fellowships

Professors Chris Goodnow and Jonathan Sprent receive top-tier NHMRC Fellowships

Sep 04, 2014 01:00 AM
Congratulations to Professors Chris Goodnow and Jonathan Sprent, recipients of prestigious NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowships, which support leaders in their field.

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Kenny Sabir wins Three Minute Thesis competition at University of Sydney

Kenny Sabir wins Three Minute Thesis competition at University of Sydney

Sep 01, 2014 01:00 AM
Garvan bioinformatics expert, Kenny Sabir, has won the University of Sydney Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, so will now be competing at the Australian championships in Perth on 3 November.

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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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