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DreamLab wins Community Contribution Award at the ACOMM Awards 2016

DreamLab wins Community Contribution Award at the ACOMM Awards 2016

Jul 22, 2016 10:00 AM
The DreamLab app, which enables people to contribute the processing power of their idle smartphone to cancer research projects at Garvan, has won the Community Contribution Award at the ACOMM Awards night.

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Register now: Genome Gazing at Garvan

Register now: Genome Gazing at Garvan

Jul 21, 2016 04:53 PM
Ever wanted to know more about your genome? Come and explore the future, personal impact and artistry of genomic information at Genome Gazing, a free event (registration essential) on August 11 at Garvan. Genome Gazing is a Sydney Science Festival event

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New technique to delve further into cancer cell biology

New technique to delve further into cancer cell biology

Jul 20, 2016 09:34 AM
A team of researchers from Garvan and UNSW Australia has developed a new technique that helps to unravel some of the complexities of how proteins interact with each other in breast cancer and other diseases.

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NSW government funding a booster for the Cancer Moonshot

NSW government funding a booster for the Cancer Moonshot

Jul 19, 2016 10:03 PM
Garvan and the Children’s Medical Research Institute have received generous funding of $6 million from the NSW State Government. The funding, which was announced today by NSW Premier Mike Baird, will support collaboration with the National Cancer Institute (USA), in support of the Obama administration’s “Cancer Moonshot” initiative.

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Grandpa's obesity can affect the health of his grandchildren

Grandpa's obesity can affect the health of his grandchildren

MEDIA RELEASE: Jul 19, 2016 12:05 AM
Scientists at Sydney’s Victor Chang Institute and Garvan Institute of Medical Research have discovered that male mice who are obese when they conceive are putting their children and grandchildren at significant risk of developing metabolic disease – long before they are even born.

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Diabetes Australia recognition for Garvan researcher

Diabetes Australia recognition for Garvan researcher

Jul 15, 2016 03:34 PM
Garvan congratulates Dr Dorit Samocha-Bonet (Diabetes and Metabolism Division), who has been awarded the 2016 ADS Diabetes Australia Research Grant in support of her research into body acidity and insulin resistance.

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Australian study to explore public awareness of personal genomic testing

Australian study to explore public awareness of personal genomic testing

Jul 15, 2016 08:30 AM
Garvan is working with leading Australian universities and research institutes in a new Australian Research Council-funded study called Genomics: National Insights of Australians (GeNIOz). Genioz aims to understand what Australians (and the rest of the world) expect of new genetic technologies that provide people with access to their own genetic information.

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Why artificial sweeteners can increase appetite

Why artificial sweeteners can increase appetite

MEDIA RELEASE: Jul 13, 2016 05:00 AM
Studies in both animals and humans have suggested that consuming artificial sweeteners can make you feel hungry and actually eat more. A comprehensive new study by Sydney researchers has revealed for the first time why this response occurs.

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1000 Girls, 1000 Futures: mentorship scheme an enriching experience for Garvan researcher

1000 Girls, 1000 Futures: mentorship scheme an enriching experience for Garvan researcher

Jul 12, 2016 08:30 AM
Ever thought of becoming a mentor to young women considering a career in STEM? Garvan PhD student Yu Shen (Shelley) Yin has been doing just that, by taking part in the 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures mentorship program through the New York Academy of Sciences. For Shelley, the mentoring experience has been an enriching and rewarding experience, and she encourages others to take on the mentoring challenge.

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Garvan team a top performer in international genomics challenge

Garvan team a top performer in international genomics challenge

Jul 06, 2016 11:53 AM
A team from Garvan's Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics was a top performer in last week’s precisionFDA ‘Truth Challenge’ – an online competition designed to test the performance of genome informatics pipelines worldwide.

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Epigenetics enters the arena of personalised medicine

Epigenetics enters the arena of personalised medicine

Jul 01, 2016 12:45 PM
An international team of researchers, including Garvan’s Professor Susan Clark and colleagues, has shown that DNA methylation analysis is a mature technology that is ready for clinical use. The researchers’ study underscores the robustness of DNA methylation and other epigenetic tests, and heralds an era in which epigenetics will be used in clinical diagnostics and personalised medicine.

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State Custodians Young Garvan Edgy Ideas awards night

State Custodians Young Garvan Edgy Ideas awards night

Jun 21, 2016 03:51 PM
Congratulations to Dr Samantha Oakes, the 2016 State Custodians Young Garvan Award winner at the inaugural ‘Edgy Ideas’ event, and runners up Drs David Herrmann and Marcia Munoz.

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 Inter-disciplinary approach to medical research changing the way we think  about cancer treatment

Inter-disciplinary approach to medical research changing the way we think about cancer treatment

MEDIA RELEASE: Jun 21, 2016 11:34 AM
Paradigm shift in drug development that could transform healthcare.

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Johnny Kahlbetzer family philanthropic gift has transformational impact on lung cancer research at the Garvan Institute

Johnny Kahlbetzer family philanthropic gift has transformational impact on lung cancer research at the Garvan Institute

MEDIA RELEASE: Jun 21, 2016 11:30 AM
The Garvan Institute of Medical Research has received a significant gift of $9.75m in memory of the late Mrs Virginia Kahlbetzer. The gift was made by Kahlbetzer Investments Pty Ltd, which is managed by Mrs Kahlbetzer’s son, Johnny Kahlbetzer, and will transform the Garvan Institute’s lung cancer research program.

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Three Minute Thesis 2016: St Vincent’s Precinct competition takes place

Three Minute Thesis 2016: St Vincent’s Precinct competition takes place

Jun 16, 2016 05:02 PM
Congratulations to the prizewinners and participants in the 2016 St Vincent’s Precinct Three Minute Thesis competition, which took place at Garvan last night.

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Know Your Bones: new online bone health assessment tool launches

Know Your Bones: new online bone health assessment tool launches

Jun 16, 2016 12:40 PM
Garvan and Osteoporosis Australia are today delighted to announce the launch of Know Your Bones, a freely available online tool that helps consumers to understand their own risk of bone fracture.

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A 3D view of the cancer genome

A 3D view of the cancer genome

Jun 06, 2016 11:43 AM
Researchers from Garvan's Genomics and Epigenetics Division have shown, for the first time, how the three-dimensional structural organisation of the genome is altered in cancer cells.

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2016 Shine Translational Research Fellowship awarded

2016 Shine Translational Research Fellowship awarded

May 21, 2016 12:54 PM
The Garvan Institute of Medical Research and St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney are pleased to announce that Dr Frank Lin is the 2016 Shine Translational Research Fellow.

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PARIS: detecting RNA structure in living cells

PARIS: detecting RNA structure in living cells

May 20, 2016 12:34 PM
An international team of scientists, including Garvan’s Professor John Mattick and Dr Martin Smith, has shed new light on the complex ways in which the nucleic acid RNA folds and binds to itself within our cells.

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Landmark Lions project to provide genome sequencing to hundreds of Aussie kids with cancer

Landmark Lions project to provide genome sequencing to hundreds of Aussie kids with cancer

MEDIA RELEASE: May 14, 2016 05:05 PM
Hundreds of Australian children with high-risk cancer will have access to new genome sequencing technologies that could guide their treatment, following the announcement today of substantial Lions Club funding for the Lions Kids Cancer Genome Project – an important new component of the Zero Childhood Cancer Program for diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancer.

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