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MEDIA RELEASE: Aug 05, 2016 08:35 AM

Beyond ‘single-gene thinking’: Garvan researchers uncover co...

In a landmark multi-country study, Australian researchers have transformed our understanding of the genes that affect our risk of cancer.

MEDIA RELEASE: Jul 19, 2016 12:05 AM

Grandpa's obesity can affect the health of his grandchildren...

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 d...

MEDIA RELEASE: Jul 13, 2016 05:00 AM

Why artificial sweeteners can increase appetite

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 t...

Jun 16, 2016 12:40 PM

Know Your Bones: new online bone health assessment tool laun...

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

A 3D view of the cancer genome

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.

MEDIA RELEASE: May 14, 2016 05:05 PM

Landmark Lions project to provide genome sequencing to hundr...

Hundreds of Australian children with high-risk cancer will have access to new genome sequencing technologies that could guide their treatment, following the announcement today of substantial Lions Club funding for the Li...

MEDIA RELEASE: Apr 08, 2016 06:36 PM

Joint Sydney research centre in the works for Garvan and Wei...

Garvan and Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science are planning to establish a joint centre for research in cellular genomics. The Centre, which will be known as the Garvan-Weizmann Centre for Cellular Genomics, will be h...

MEDIA RELEASE: Apr 01, 2016 08:47 AM

Keep an eye on your ears

Neglecting your hearing will decrease quality of life.

MEDIA RELEASE: Mar 11, 2016 04:01 AM

Brown fat keeps blood sugar in check

Garvan scientists have shown that brown fat – a special type of fat that burns energy to keep us warm – may also help to keep blood sugar steady in adults. Their findings suggest new avenues for diabetes therapies that t...

Feb 25, 2016 03:25 PM

Genomics yields a new understanding of pancreatic cancer

A breakthrough study of over 450 pancreatic cancer genomes, published today in Nature, has shown that pancreatic cancer is in fact four distinct diseases. The study was led by researchers from the Australian Pancreatic C...

MEDIA RELEASE: Jan 06, 2016 04:00 AM

A “biosensor mouse” that can predict the spread of pancreati...

Scientists from Australia and the UK have created a “biosensor mouse”, enabling them to watch as pancreatic cancer cells begin to “unzip” from each other in real time – a signal that cells are on the verge of spreading f...

MEDIA RELEASE: Dec 31, 2015 06:01 AM

Milk-producing protein ‘goes rogue’ to drive breast cancer s...

A protein that controls milk production in the breast after pregnancy can ‘go rogue’ in breast cancer and drive the spread of cancer cells to the lungs, Australian researchers have shown.

Dec 09, 2015 01:36 PM

Schizophrenia and DNA methylation in the developing brain

An international team of researchers, including Garvan’s Dr Ruth Pidsley, has shed new light on how DNA sequence variation can influence the developing brain.

Dec 08, 2015 02:56 PM

Student success at ASI-DGfI Conference

Congratulations to our PhD students who were awarded prizes at the Australasian Society for Immunology (ASI)-German Society for Immunology (DGfI) conference in Canberra last week.

MEDIA RELEASE: Dec 04, 2015 09:56 AM

How to wake a sleeping cancer cell – and why you might want ...

Cancer cells that lie ‘snoozing’ in the skeleton can be awakened – or left to slumber on – by changes in the bone that surrounds them, Australian scientists have shown.

MEDIA RELEASE: Nov 10, 2015 08:15 AM

Exploring the paradox of metabolically healthy obesity

Australian researchers have defined some key characteristics of the metabolically healthy obese – those obese individuals who remain free from type 2 diabetes and other disorders that usually associate with obesity. Thei...

MEDIA RELEASE: Nov 09, 2015 08:15 AM

While you were sleeping… How Australian smartphones are help...

‘DreamLab’ – Australia launches first smartphone supercomputer for cancer research.

MEDIA RELEASE: Oct 20, 2015 10:04 AM

Australians across the generations at risk with weak underst...

New bone alliance seeks to strengthen knowledge and drive positive change

Oct 20, 2015 09:33 AM

Scott Youlten wins People’s Choice and ASPIRE award at the 2...

Congratulations to Scott Youlten who won the People’s Choice and ASPIRE award at the 2015 UNSW Interfaculty Final held on 23 September with a presentation titled “Skeletal Marriage Counselling”

Oct 15, 2015 09:49 AM

Identifying genetic factors in bipolar disorder

Researchers at Garvan, Neuroscience Research Australia and UNSW Australia is embarking on a collaborative project to sequence the genomes of family groups living with bipolar disorder. In doing so, they anticipate identi...

MEDIA RELEASE: Sep 23, 2015 11:32 AM

Towards a cure for Type 1 diabetes

Garvan immunologist Associate Professor Shane Grey and collaborators from other institutions have been awarded $3.3 million to extend their innovative research towards a cure for Type I diabetes. The researchers aim to m...