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MEDIA RELEASE: Mar 22, 2023 08:17 AM

Insights into causes of rare genetic immune disorders

A protein that plays a crucial role in immune cell function is at the root of two immunodeficiency disorders.

Mar 15, 2023 04:12 PM

Boost for national cardiac genetic testing research program

The Elusive Hearts Study will give families with genetically unknown inherited heart conditions a second chance at diagnosis.

MEDIA RELEASE: Mar 13, 2023 11:32 AM

Exposing cancers to bacteria reminds first responder immune ...

Microbial therapy can activate neutrophils to destroy triple-negative breast cancer and other cancers.

MEDIA RELEASE: Mar 04, 2023 09:41 AM

Tumour cells’ response to chemotherapy is driven by randomne...

Inherent ‘noise’ in the system of gene expression in tumour cell death is another tool cancer cells use to resist chemotherapy treatment.

MEDIA RELEASE: Mar 03, 2023 08:37 AM

Specialised garbage disposal cell, implicated in autoimmune ...

Australian researchers have made a fundamental discovery about what happens in lymph nodes, shedding light on the causes of immune-related diseases like lupus.

Feb 15, 2023 12:35 PM

Garvan appoints respected scientist and research leader as n...

Professor Benjamin Kile, internationally recognised and highly regarded blood cell molecular biologist, will lead Garvan as its next Executive Director.

MEDIA RELEASE: Feb 14, 2023 05:47 PM

A new tool in the arsenal against COVID-19 is being put to t...

Appearing to ‘blow up’ the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, a newly discovered class of antibodies shows potential protection against COVID-19 variants.

Feb 06, 2023 02:55 PM

Australia Day Honours for visionary Garvan supporter

Jane Hemstritch has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for her service to medical research, the arts and business.

MEDIA RELEASE: Jan 27, 2023 10:34 AM

Children’s immune response to coronavirus: fast but doesn’t ...

Children have a strong initial immune reaction to coronavirus, but don’t transfer this to long-lasting memory T cells like adults do, new research shows.

Jan 25, 2023 03:04 PM

Pancreatic cancer and brain cancer research projects support...

A new study repurposing an antifungal drug for pancreatic cancer is one of two projects to be boosted by St Vincent’s Clinic Foundation funding.

MEDIA RELEASE: Jan 25, 2023 10:00 AM

Green light for universal COVID-19 vaccine project

A universal vaccine that could bring an end to the COVID-19 pandemic is now in development at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.

MEDIA RELEASE: Jan 20, 2023 08:55 AM

Genes that cause a rare childhood cancer revealed by Austral...

Australian researchers have created the first genetic map to identify important genes that cause sarcoma, one of the most common cancers in children.

MEDIA RELEASE: Jan 18, 2023 12:45 PM

Poorer health outcomes for at-risk patients with fractures

Patients with complex medical conditions at high fracture risk are vastly undertreated for fracture prevention yet at higher risk of further fracture.

Dec 21, 2022 11:08 AM

Vale Professor Leslie ‘Les’ Lazarus

The Garvan community mourns the passing of a pioneer who shaped its early years.

Dec 20, 2022 03:20 PM

New avenues for precision medicine in lung cancer research

Garvan researcher receives Cancer Australia funding to progress lung cancer prediction and treatment.

Dec 15, 2022 11:03 AM

Garvan researcher wins Highly Commended in the Annual Health...

Prestigious national award recognises Dr Deborah Burnett’s outstanding contribution to health and medical innovation.

MEDIA RELEASE: Dec 14, 2022 04:48 PM

NHMRC awards grants to Garvan researchers

Eight innovative projects will be supported by funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council.

Nov 30, 2022 11:38 AM

CSL Florey Next Generation Award shortlist recognises a risi...

An early career researcher at the Garvan Institute has been selected by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science as one of three finalists for a prestigious biennial award.

MEDIA RELEASE: Nov 29, 2022 09:01 AM

Rogue immune cells linked to leukaemia are a key driver of a...

Scientists have pinpointed rogue immune cells as a major contributor to autoimmune conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and aplastic anaemia.

MEDIA RELEASE: Nov 21, 2022 01:50 PM

Tumour matrix profiling gives clues to progression of some l...

Molecular profiles of the matrix around non-small cell lung cancers identifies which tumours become aggressive and require more targeted treatment.

Nov 18, 2022 12:47 PM

Accelerator Grant for pancreatic cancer researcher

PanKind Foundation supports new study to develop tailored therapy for pancreatic cancer.