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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.