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New Centre for Research Excellence to transform diagnosis and management of severe neurocognitive disorders

New Centre for Research Excellence to transform diagnosis and management of severe neurocognitive disorders

Dec 05, 2016 09:54 PM
A new Centre for Research Excellence, which aims to transform diagnosis and management of severe intellectual disability (also known as neurocognitive disorders) through genomics, is to be established in Australia. The Centre is one of six clinical Centres of Research Excellence (CREs) to receive funding from the NHMRC.

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NHMRC: grants success for Garvan researchers

NHMRC: grants success for Garvan researchers

Dec 05, 2016 12:32 PM
Garvan researchers have received $16 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to support their research.

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Know Your Bones reaches milestone – and scoops national award

Know Your Bones reaches milestone – and scoops national award

Nov 29, 2016 12:52 PM
Know Your Bones, an online bone health self-assessment tool established by Garvan and Osteoporosis Australia, reached 50,000 website visits this month, and received a Highly Commended award at the prestigious National PRIA Golden Target awards.

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 Paspaley’s “Kimberley Bracelet” for cancer research

Paspaley’s “Kimberley Bracelet” for cancer research

Nov 25, 2016 05:14 PM
Paspaley recently released the “Kimberley Bracelet” to support Garvan’s cancer research. For each bracelet purchased, 25% of the purchase price is donated to a cancer research program at Garvan, with Paspaley customers choosing which area of cancer research to support.

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Dr Thomas Cox awarded JBC/Herbert Tabor Award

Dr Thomas Cox awarded JBC/Herbert Tabor Award

Nov 25, 2016 04:58 PM
Garvan congratulates Dr Thomas Cox (Cancer Division), who has been awarded the JBC/Herbert Tabor Young Investigator Award at the Matrix Biology Society of Australia and New Zealand (MBSANZ) conference this week.

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World Diabetes Day: Professor Mark Febbraio addresses Helmholtz Diabetes Centre researchers

World Diabetes Day: Professor Mark Febbraio addresses Helmholtz Diabetes Centre researchers

Nov 19, 2016 09:09 PM
Garvan’s Professor Mark Febbraio has given the Helmholtz Diabetes Centre Distinguished Lecture at the Helmholtz Zentrum München in Germany.

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DreamLab highly commended at Research Australia Awards

DreamLab highly commended at Research Australia Awards

Nov 17, 2016 10:05 AM
DreamLab app receives a highly commended acknowledgement for the inaugural Data Innovation Award at the annual Research Australia Awards.

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Die Another Day: how the immune system keeps ‘traitor cells’ in lockdown

Die Another Day: how the immune system keeps ‘traitor cells’ in lockdown

MEDIA RELEASE: Nov 10, 2016 09:00 PM
Australian researchers have uncovered how our immune system strikes a balance between attacking invaders and leaving our own tissues alone – and, in the process, have solved a 50-year mystery surrounding the role of an enigmatic antibody.

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Garvan hosts leading international researchers for 8th Signalling Symposium

Garvan hosts leading international researchers for 8th Signalling Symposium

Nov 09, 2016 12:00 PM
The 8th Garvan Signalling Symposium, which attracts international experts to Garvan to discuss the latest advances in cell signalling research in health and disease, was held on 31 October and 1 November.

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Awareness of fifth most common cause of cancer related death in Australia is alarmingly low

Awareness of fifth most common cause of cancer related death in Australia is alarmingly low

MEDIA RELEASE: Nov 08, 2016 12:00 AM
One of the highest mortality rates, no screening test and few treatment options. A breakthrough in pancreatic cancer is desperately needed.

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Garvan ‘Mo Bros’ for Movember

Garvan ‘Mo Bros’ for Movember

Nov 07, 2016 12:16 PM
Garvan researchers are showing support for Movember, the “hairiest month of the year”. The funds they raise through sponsorship will go to the Movember Foundation, which works to change the face of men’s health worldwide.

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Kidney disease: whole genome sequencing holds the key to cheaper, more accurate diagnosis

Kidney disease: whole genome sequencing holds the key to cheaper, more accurate diagnosis

Nov 04, 2016 08:00 AM
Research from Garvan and St Vincent’s Hospital has shown that whole genome sequencing has the potential to transform the diagnosis of a common inherited kidney disease.

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Inaugural Rebecca Wilson Fellowship in Breast Cancer Research recipient announced

Inaugural Rebecca Wilson Fellowship in Breast Cancer Research recipient announced

Nov 01, 2016 11:56 AM
Fellowship means one of Australia’s brightest research talents will return from US

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New St Vincent’s facility brings clinical genomics to patients on its Darlinghurst campus

New St Vincent’s facility brings clinical genomics to patients on its Darlinghurst campus

Oct 26, 2016 12:41 PM
The St Vincent’s Clinical Genomics Unit, which will provide genomic testing and genetic counselling to individuals with a wide variety of diseases, has today been opened by the Hon. Pru Goward MP, NSW Minister for Medical Research. The Unit has been established by St Vincent’s Hospital (Sydney) with the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.

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New Garvan report highlights poor cancer outcomes in rural Australia

New Garvan report highlights poor cancer outcomes in rural Australia

MEDIA RELEASE: Oct 26, 2016 12:01 AM
The further a cancer patient lives from a major city, the more likely they are to die within five years of diagnosis

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New Osteoporosis National Action Plan Sets Out Vision to Tackle Major National Health Issue

New Osteoporosis National Action Plan Sets Out Vision to Tackle Major National Health Issue

MEDIA RELEASE: Oct 20, 2016 12:01 PM
Action Plan Calls For National Strategy For Research Into Curing Osteoporosis And To Combat The Burden Of Fractures

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Garvan welcomes leading neurogenomics researchers for International Fellow Symposium 2016

Garvan welcomes leading neurogenomics researchers for International Fellow Symposium 2016

Oct 19, 2016 12:00 AM
Garvan’s annual International Fellow Symposium was held for the sixteenth time on October 17th. This year, the Symposium focused on the rapidly emerging field of neurogenomics, which seeks to understand the brain and its diseases by linking genomics and neurobiology.

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Garvan Institute achieves major milestone:  10,000 genomes sequenced

Garvan Institute achieves major milestone: 10,000 genomes sequenced

Oct 18, 2016 04:39 PM
Garvan’s Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics (KCCG) has achieved a major milestone by sequencing its first 10,000 whole genomes since it acquired and installed its Illumina HiSeq X Ten system in 2014.

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Outwitting the ‘silent thief’: how clues in our genes could help prevent osteoporotic fracture

Outwitting the ‘silent thief’: how clues in our genes could help prevent osteoporotic fracture

MEDIA RELEASE: Oct 14, 2016 09:35 PM
In a world first, new Australian research has revealed that genetic profiling can help predict whether an individual will break a bone through osteoporosis. The findings, which arise from Australia’s globally recognised Dubbo Osteoporosis Epidemiology Study, are likely to contribute to clinical decision-making in future, bringing us one step closer to personalised medicine for bone disease.

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Alan's story: a life-changing diagnosis through genome sequencing (UPDATED)

Alan's story: a life-changing diagnosis through genome sequencing (UPDATED)

Sep 24, 2016 12:06 PM
Garvan is delighted to share the inspirational story of seven-year-old Alan, whose life-threatening immune disorder has been held at bay through the power of genomic information.

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