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Genome.One news: Australia’s first whole genome and health assessment service to provide an unprecedented insight into our current and future health

MEDIA RELEASE: Jun 20, 2017 12:00 AM
Genome.One has today launched Australia's first clinical service that combines whole genome sequencing with a comprehensive health assessment to enable a more precise approach to managing health.

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Garvan joins the EMBL Australia family

Jun 19, 2017 10:39 PM
Garvan is to become a member of the EMBL Australia Partner Laboratory Network. The news was announced at Garvan this month during the first EMBL Alumni event to be held in Australia.

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Professor Tuan Nguyen receives UNSW Sydney’s highest academic award

Jun 19, 2017 10:26 AM
Garvan warmly congratulates Professor Tuan Nguyen, who has been awarded a Doctor of Science degree from UNSW Sydney.

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In the first Neglected Cancers Awareness Week, Garvan Institute calls for improved outcomes for those affected by neglected cancers

MEDIA RELEASE: Jun 19, 2017 05:00 AM
In the first Neglected Cancers Awareness Week, Garvan Institute calls for improved outcomes for those affected by neglected cancers.

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When one becomes two: an intricate new roadmap for cell division

Jun 16, 2017 09:00 PM
Dr Andrew Burgess and Professor Sean O’Donoghue have brought Garvan and CSIRO researchers and biodata visualisation specialists together to produce an interactive graphical representation of how a cell divides.

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A year of Know Your Bones

Jun 16, 2017 12:22 PM
On this, the first anniversary of Know Your Bones, Garvan and Osteoporosis Australia celebrate over 75,000 visits to the online bone health assessment tool.

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Breakthrough in reptile temperature sex-swap research

MEDIA RELEASE: Jun 15, 2017 04:00 AM
Researchers from the University of Canberra, Garvan, La Trobe University and CSIRO may have solved the 50-year mystery of how temperature affects sex determination in reptiles. The team studied Australia's bearded dragon lizard, and uncovered a crucial gene-processing quirk that is seen only sex-reversed female lizards.

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“We’re seeing things we’ve never seen before”: peering deeper into the ‘matrix’

Jun 13, 2017 01:00 AM
University of Copenhagen researchers – including Dr Thomas Cox, who now leads a group in Garvan’s Cancer Division – have developed an intuitive new way to dissolve cells away from tissues and tumours. The new approach makes it possible to view the extracellular matrix that surrounds cells in unprecedented detail.

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Queen’s Birthday Honour for Professor John Shine

Jun 12, 2017 11:10 AM
Garvan warmly congratulates Professor John Shine AO FAA, who has today been made a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC).

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International data visualisation experts converge on Sydney to deliver masterclass

MEDIA RELEASE: Jun 07, 2017 04:21 PM
Garvan, CSIRO, and The University of Sydney have proudly joined forces to deliver the VIZBI series of events, held as part of Vivid Sydney during June 2017.

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Genome.One news: World-leading Australian intelligent data capture platform to aid global advancement in personalised health care

MEDIA RELEASE: Jun 07, 2017 12:30 AM
Sydney-based health information company Genome.One®, backed by the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, has secured a new partnership for its pioneering health information technology with one of the biggest health systems in the United States, Sanford Health.

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When worlds collide: bridging science with art, design and animation

MEDIA RELEASE: Jun 05, 2017 04:20 PM
'VizbiPlus: Bridging science with art, design and animation' is an entertaining and stimulating soiree to be held at the Vivid Ideas Exchange at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, from 5pm-7pm on Monday 12 June 2017.

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Tumour-trained T cells go on patrol

MEDIA RELEASE: May 16, 2017 10:42 PM
‘Tumour-trained’ immune cells – which have the potential to kill cancer cells – have been seen moving from one tumour to another for the first time. The new findings, which were uncovered by scientists at Sydney’s Garvan Institute of Medical Research, shed light on how immune therapies for cancer might work, and suggest new approaches to developing anti-cancer immune therapies.

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PKD Australia funding to help develop diagnostic tool for kidney disease

May 12, 2017 08:00 AM
Garvan researcher Dr Amali Mallawaarachchi has been awarded a grant from the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation of Australia to support the development of an improved genomic diagnostic tool for individuals with kidney disease.

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Love Your Sister's Big Heart Project raises over $2 million for cancer research

May 11, 2017 02:52 PM
History was made in Canberra yesterday, when the Big Heart Project, an initiative of Love Your Sister, raised a remarkable $2.2 million for cancer research at Garvan.

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Proteins on the loose in a debilitating childhood disease

MEDIA RELEASE: May 11, 2017 12:05 AM
Australian scientists have shown, for the first time, that a family of untethered proteins builds up in the cells of children with a rare and serious genetic condition, known as mevalonate kinase deficiency (MKD).

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Annual awards celebrate key Garvan researchers

May 09, 2017 06:00 AM
Garvan congratulates Dr Thomas Cox, Dr Simon Junankar, Dr Romain Rouet and Dr Sean Warren, winners of the annual Ridley Ken Davies Award, CHAMP Young Pioneer Award and the Palmer Innovation Prize.

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TRACEBACK for change in ovarian cancer

MEDIA RELEASE: May 08, 2017 06:00 AM
Australian women diagnosed with ovarian cancer before 2013, and their families, will be proactively identified and offered genetic testing for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes through a new international study, ‘TRACEBACK’.

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From basic research to the clinic: reflections on a key immunology conference

May 06, 2017 11:14 AM
Last week (April 24-28), immunologists from round the world converged on Whistler (BC, Canada) for a Keystone Meeting on B Cells and T Follicular Helper Cells – the cells in our immune system that are crucial for long-term protection against infection, and for the success of most vaccines.

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Professor Jonathan Sprent elected to US National Academy of Sciences

May 04, 2017 04:07 PM
Garvan congratulates Professor Jonathan Sprent, of the Institute’s Immunology Division, who has been newly elected as a member of the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Membership of the NAS is considered one of the highest honours that a scientist can achieve.

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