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John Mattick: Let’s invest in the scientists looking over our horizon

Jul 17, 2017 11:13 AM
In this opinion piece in The Australian, Garvan's Executive Director, Professor John Mattick AO FAA says Australia needs to invest in farsighted and trailblazing researchers.

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We inherit more than DNA: the extra blueprint layer we can’t live without

MEDIA RELEASE: Jul 14, 2017 04:00 AM
An international study has provided compelling evidence that we inherit more than a DNA blueprint from our mothers and fathers – we also inherit vital instructions on how to use that blueprint.

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Genomics at Garvan and Genome.One highlighted on ABC

Jul 07, 2017 11:40 AM
This week’s episode of ‘Ask the Doctor’ – which explored the role of genomics in medicine – focused on the work of Garvan and its wholly owned subsidiary Genome.One.

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Interleukin-2: releasing an immune system brake to attack tumours

Jul 07, 2017 11:10 AM
Researchers from Garvan’s Immunology Division have been exploring ways to make interleukin-2 immunotherapy less toxic and more effective against cancer. In doing so, the team has uncovered surprising new information about how to boost the antitumour activity of interleukin-2 molecules.

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Promising new therapeutic approach rebuilds and strengthens bones in multiple myeloma

MEDIA RELEASE: Jun 30, 2017 05:00 AM
Garvan researchers demonstrate that a new therapeutic approach increases bone strength and resistance to fractures in multiple myeloma bone disease

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Supporting a new mentoring program for women in health and medical research

Jun 29, 2017 11:01 AM
Garvan researchers are taking part – both as mentees and mentors – in a new mentoring program for women in health and medical research, launched on Thursday (June 22nd) by Franklin Women.

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Success for Garvan researchers at key bone biology conference

Jun 27, 2017 02:51 PM
Garvan congratulates Bone Biology Division researchers Dr Michelle McDonald, Scott Youlten, Thao Ho-Le and Dr Weiwen Chen, all of whom received awards at last week’s ANZBMS-IFMRS conference.

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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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