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Garvan Launches Inaugural Rural Health Report

Garvan Launches Inaugural Rural Health Report

MEDIA RELEASE: Jul 28, 2015 12:30 PM
Today marks the official launch of ‘Medical Research and Rural Health – Garvan Report 2015’. This Report, published by the Garvan Research Foundation, brings together, for the first time, the most pertinent evidence-based data to better understand the health issues facing rural and regional populations across Australia.

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Eureka! Unpacking insulin signalling leads to prize nomination

Eureka! Unpacking insulin signalling leads to prize nomination

Jul 24, 2015 09:30 AM
Dr Seán O’Donoghue from Garvan and his colleagues Professor David James and Associate Professor Jean Yang (University of Sydney) have been jointly nominated as finalists in the 2015 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes. The team uncovered unprecedented detail about the insulin/IGF1 signalling pathway, a crucial process that is implicated in diseases such as diabetes.

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A Eureka moment for blood stem cells

A Eureka moment for blood stem cells

Jul 24, 2015 09:30 AM
Garvan's Dr Georgina Hollway, and Dr Phong Nguyen and Professor Peter Currie from Melbourne’s Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) at Monash University, are finalists in the 2015 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes, nominated for their groundbreaking research into stem cell generation.

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Dr David Croucher announced as winner of the 2015 Young Garvan Award

Dr David Croucher announced as winner of the 2015 Young Garvan Award

MEDIA RELEASE: Jul 20, 2015 11:48 AM
Dr David Croucher has won the 2015 Young Garvan Award. The announcement was made on Saturday night at Young Garvan’s main annual fundraising event, the “All Ribbons Ball”, held at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth hotel.

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How some breast cancers become resistant to hormone therapy

How some breast cancers become resistant to hormone therapy

MEDIA RELEASE: Jul 15, 2015 12:00 AM
New findings from Garvan have identified how ‘oestrogen receptor positive’ breast cancers become resistant to hormone therapy.

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Tagging DNA: Mislabelling the Cancer Genome

Tagging DNA: Mislabelling the Cancer Genome

Jul 13, 2015 06:00 AM
How can cells that contain the same DNA be so different? This simple question is posed right at the beginning of the latest 3D animation created by Kate Patterson as part of ‘VIZBIplus: Visualising the Future of Biomedicine’.

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Garvan / CSIRO team wins first prize in the 2015 NSW iAwards

Garvan / CSIRO team wins first prize in the 2015 NSW iAwards

Jul 10, 2015 09:13 AM
A Garvan / CSIRO team has won first prize in the 2015 NSW iAwards. The iAward recognises the achievements of home-grown Australian innovators at the cutting edge of technology innovation.

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Scott Youlten Wins 2015 UNSW Faculty of Medicine Three Minute Thesis Competition

Scott Youlten Wins 2015 UNSW Faculty of Medicine Three Minute Thesis Competition

Jul 07, 2015 01:45 PM
Congratulations to Scott Youlten who won the first prize at the UNSW Faculty of Medicine Three Minute Thesis Competition held on 3 July.

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An enzyme that enables the pathway to diabetes

An enzyme that enables the pathway to diabetes

MEDIA RELEASE: Jun 29, 2015 06:00 AM
Garvan scientists believe they have identified an enzyme that undermines a delicately balanced whole-body system that keeps blood sugar levels stable and low in healthy people. The collapse of this system in the pancreas, the liver and muscle leads to diabetes.

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2015 St Vincent's Precinct 3 Minute Thesis Competition Held

2015 St Vincent's Precinct 3 Minute Thesis Competition Held

Jun 19, 2015 12:14 PM
Congratulations to the eleven Postgraduate Research students who took part in the 2015 St Vincent’s Precinct Three Minute Thesis Competition on 18 June.

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Garvan Institute announces recipient of the Connie Johnson Fellowship in Breast Cancer Research

Garvan Institute announces recipient of the Connie Johnson Fellowship in Breast Cancer Research

MEDIA RELEASE: May 27, 2015 09:50 AM
The recipient of the inaugural Connie Johnson Fellowship in Breast Cancer at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research will be announced in Parliament House today.

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2015 Heliflite Young Explorer and CHAMP Young Pioneer Award winners announced

2015 Heliflite Young Explorer and CHAMP Young Pioneer Award winners announced

May 25, 2015 01:03 PM
The recipients of the Heliflite Young Explorer and CHAMP Private Equity Young Pioneer Awards were announced at Garvan’s Annual General Meeting, celebrating the successes of 2014.

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Professor Susan Clark elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science

Professor Susan Clark elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science

MEDIA RELEASE: May 25, 2015 12:01 AM
Professor Susan Clark, Head of the Genomics and Epigenetics Division at Garvan, has been elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in recognition of her outstanding contributions to science and scientific research.

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Frontline immune cells can travel for help

Frontline immune cells can travel for help

MEDIA RELEASE: May 14, 2015 07:00 PM
A new study shows that 'neutrophils', cells which form the bulk of our fast-acting ‘innate’ immune system, behave differently, depending on whether an injury is infected or not.

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A trigger that likely unleashes autoimmune disease

A trigger that likely unleashes autoimmune disease

MEDIA RELEASE: May 13, 2015 05:30 AM
Australian researchers believe they have discovered a group of cells that trigger autoimmune disease, as well as the molecular ‘trigger guard’ that normally holds them in check. These previously undetected cells are renegade versions of the cells that make the ‘high affinity’ antibodies required for long-term immunity.

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The Napoleonic proportions of insulin’s journey in a fat cell

The Napoleonic proportions of insulin’s journey in a fat cell

May 08, 2015 02:00 AM
Garvan and CSIRO biodata visualisation expert Dr Sean O’Donoghue was inspired by famous French cartographer, Charles Minard, in representing what happens when insulin strikes the surface of a fat cell.

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Garvan scientist selected to set  ovarian cancer prevention research priorities in US

Garvan scientist selected to set ovarian cancer prevention research priorities in US

MEDIA RELEASE: May 07, 2015 12:29 PM
New position will see Garvan’s Dr Goli Samimi setting direction of ovarian cancer prevention research and funding in US

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Insight into how we protect ourselves from certain bacteria and fungi

Insight into how we protect ourselves from certain bacteria and fungi

MEDIA RELEASE: May 04, 2015 11:00 PM
Australian scientists have shown that a specific gene determines the development and function of important cells that shield us against a variety of fungal and bacterial infections.

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Morning Tea Event Held for Garvan Supporters

Morning Tea Event Held for Garvan Supporters

Apr 23, 2015 01:50 PM
For every dollar Garvan receives from competitive Government grants we need to raise 70c to carry out our research, and we are very privileged to be the recipient of generous support in helping us achieve this. Yesterday we thanked some of our valued supporters with a morning tea event in our galleria.

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Throwing light on how to conduct a personalised pancreas cancer clinical trial

Throwing light on how to conduct a personalised pancreas cancer clinical trial

MEDIA RELEASE: Apr 20, 2015 10:00 PM
Australian leaders of an ongoing pancreatic cancer clinical trial known as the Individualised Molecular Pancreatic Cancer Therapy or ‘IMPaCT’ trial, have been learning ways to bring about a new paradigm of personalised cancer care for pancreatic cancer and other aggressive cancer types.

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