MEDIA RELEASE: Aug 09, 2016 01:05 AM
Australian genomics researchers have announced the development of Sequins – synthetic ‘mirror’ DNA sequences that reflect the human genome. This intuitive new technology, which can be used to better map and analyse complexity within the genome, is freely available to the academic research community.
MEDIA RELEASE: Aug 05, 2016 08:35 AM
In a landmark multi-country study, Australian researchers have transformed our understanding of the genes that affect our risk of cancer. The researchers uncovered numerous new genetic risk factors for the bone and soft-tissue cancer, sarcoma – and, in a world first for any cancer, they showed that carrying several of these genetic mutations markedly increases an individual’s cancer risk. The findings have immediate implications for how sarcomas and other cancers are treated.
MEDIA RELEASE: Jul 27, 2016 06:00 AM
The Garvan Institute of Medical Research’s Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics will launch Australia’s first clinical whole-genome sequencing service at an event today in Sydney. This new service could triple the diagnosis rates for Australians living with rare and genetic conditions.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MEDIA RELEASE: Jun 21, 2016 11:34 AM
Paradigm shift in drug development that could transform healthcare.
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.
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.
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.
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.