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Garvan student honoured by National Council of Women of NSW

Garvan student honoured by National Council of Women of NSW

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.

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Taking a ‘diet holiday’ could improve weight loss

Taking a ‘diet holiday’ could improve weight loss

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.

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A “biosensor mouse” that can predict the spread of pancreatic cancer

A “biosensor mouse” that can predict the spread of pancreatic cancer

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.

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Milk-producing protein ‘goes rogue’ to drive breast cancer spread

Milk-producing protein ‘goes rogue’ to drive breast cancer spread

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.

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Janet Watters, Dubbo Osteoporosis and Epidemiology Study Clinic Nurse,  to retire after 24 years

Janet Watters, Dubbo Osteoporosis and Epidemiology Study Clinic Nurse, to retire after 24 years

MEDIA RELEASE: Dec 15, 2015 03:50 PM
The world-renowned study continues, unlocking the answers to this debilitating disease.

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Professor Don Chisholm awarded Doctor of Science by UNSW Australia

Professor Don Chisholm awarded Doctor of Science by UNSW Australia

Dec 14, 2015 04:36 PM
Garvan warmly congratulates Professor Don Chisholm, who has been awarded a Doctor of Science (DSc) by UNSW Australia.

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Schizophrenia and DNA methylation in the developing brain

Schizophrenia and DNA methylation in the developing brain

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.

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Student success at ASI-DGfI Conference

Student success at ASI-DGfI Conference

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.

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Nadine Watson lecture takes place at Garvan

Nadine Watson lecture takes place at Garvan

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.

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Garvan thanks volunteers for their support and commitment

Garvan thanks volunteers for their support and commitment

Dec 07, 2015 02:24 PM
Garvan has hosted a festive lunch for its volunteers, thanking them for their support and commitment throughout 2015.

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How to wake a sleeping cancer cell – and why you might want to

How to wake a sleeping cancer cell – and why you might want to

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.

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Student success at EMBL Australia Symposium

Student success at EMBL Australia Symposium

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.

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Secrets of the “dark proteome” uncovered

Secrets of the “dark proteome” uncovered

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.

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45 and Up: working with Australia’s biggest health study

45 and Up: working with Australia’s biggest health study

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.

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New fellowship to help fight pancreatic cancer

New fellowship to help fight pancreatic cancer

MEDIA RELEASE: Nov 16, 2015 10:03 AM
Garvan Research Foundation announces Pancreatic Cancer Research Fellowship

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Exploring the paradox of metabolically healthy obesity

Exploring the paradox of metabolically healthy obesity

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.

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NHMRC funding success for Garvan researchers

NHMRC funding success for Garvan researchers

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.

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While you were sleeping… How Australian smartphones are helping  fast track cancer research

While you were sleeping… How Australian smartphones are helping fast track cancer research

MEDIA RELEASE: Nov 09, 2015 08:15 AM
‘DreamLab’ – Australia launches first smartphone supercomputer for cancer research.

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Garvan gets behind Movember

Garvan gets behind Movember

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.

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New alliance gives a united voice to pancreatic cancer

New alliance gives a united voice to pancreatic cancer

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.

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