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Aug 07, 2015 11:26 AM

A piece in the puzzle of primary immunodeficiency

Research by Associate Professor Stuart Tangye and Dr Elissa Deenick, of Sydney’s Garvan Institute of Medical Research, has shed light on why some children are unusually susceptible to infectious disease.

MEDIA RELEASE: Jul 15, 2015 12:00 AM

How some breast cancers become resistant to hormone therapy

New findings from Garvan have identified how ‘oestrogen receptor positive’ breast cancers become resistant to hormone therapy.

MEDIA RELEASE: Jun 29, 2015 06:00 AM

An enzyme that enables the pathway to diabetes

Garvan scientists believe they have identified an enzyme that undermines a delicately balanced whole-body system that keeps blood sugar levels stable and low in healthy people. The collapse of this system in the pancreas...

MEDIA RELEASE: May 27, 2015 09:50 AM

Garvan Institute announces recipient of the Connie Johnson A...

The recipient of the inaugural Connie Johnson Award for Breast Cancer at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research will be announced in Parliament House today.

MEDIA RELEASE: May 13, 2015 05:30 AM

A trigger that likely unleashes autoimmune disease

Australian researchers believe they have discovered a group of cells that trigger autoimmune disease, as well as the molecular ‘trigger guard’ that normally holds them in check. These previously undetected cells are rene...

May 08, 2015 02:00 AM

The Napoleonic proportions of insulin’s journey in a fat cel...

Garvan and CSIRO biodata visualisation expert Dr Sean O’Donoghue was inspired by famous French cartographer, Charles Minard, in representing what happens when insulin strikes the surface of a fat cell.

MEDIA RELEASE: Apr 01, 2015 03:00 AM

Memory immune cells that screen intruders as they enter lymp...

Garvan scientists have discovered a new population of ‘memory’ immune cells, throwing light on what the body does when it sees a microbe for the second time. This insight, and others like it, will enable the development ...

MEDIA RELEASE: Mar 27, 2015 09:00 PM

The switch that might tame the most aggressive of breast can...

Garvan researchers have found that so-called ‘triple-negative breast cancers’ are two distinct diseases that likely originate from different cell types. They have also found a gene that drives the aggressive disease, an...

MEDIA RELEASE: Mar 23, 2015 12:05 AM

The Michael J. Fox Foundation supports promising Parkinson’s...

Garvan scientists receive support from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research to speed progress in developing a novel therapy for Parkinson’s disease.

MEDIA RELEASE: Feb 26, 2015 05:00 AM

How the landscape of the pancreatic cancer genome is coming ...

Scientists from Australia and the UK have done the most in-depth analysis yet of 100 pancreatic cancer genomes and highlighted 4 subtypes that may help guide future patient treatment. The study is published in Nature tod...

Feb 25, 2015 02:41 PM

Students Receive Awards at 2015 Lorne Genome Conference

Congratulations to Ksenia Skvortsova, Amanda Khoury and Qian Du.

Feb 19, 2015 12:00 AM

Students Receive 2015 UNSW Research Excellence Award

Congratulations to Garvan PhD candidates Deborah Burnett and Bethany Pillay.

Feb 19, 2015 12:00 AM

Saul Bert Awarded 2014 Garvan Thesis Prize

Congratulations to PhD student Saul Bert.

Feb 18, 2015 12:00 AM

Mun Hui a Sydney Catalyst 2015 'Top-Up Research Scholar'

Congratulations to Garvan Cancer PhD student Mun Ngah Hui.

MEDIA RELEASE: Feb 02, 2015 09:00 PM

Epigenetic signatures that differentiate triple-negative bre...

Australian researchers have identified epigenetic ‘signatures’ that could help clinicians tell the difference between highly aggressive and more benign forms of triple-negative breast cancer.

MEDIA RELEASE: Jan 30, 2015 06:00 AM

Powerful tool promises to change the way scientists view pro...

Life scientists now have access to a publicly available web resource that streamlines and simplifies the process of gleaning insight from 3D protein structures. Aquaria, as it's known, is fast, easy-to-use and contains t...

MEDIA RELEASE: Dec 11, 2014 10:30 AM

Scientists create food additive that will make you feel full...

A food-additive designed to make people feel fuller has been tested by UK and Australian clinicians in London, and shown to be effective at preventing weight gain in overweight volunteers.

MEDIA RELEASE: Nov 11, 2014 03:00 AM

Scientists solve mystery of ‘Frankenstein’ DNA

Scientists from Garvan, the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre have uncovered how the massive DNA molecules that appear in some tumours are formed like Frankenstein’s mo...

MEDIA RELEASE: Nov 06, 2014 04:00 AM

Bone drug should be seen in a new light for its anti-cancer ...

Australian researchers have shown why calcium-binding drugs commonly used to treat people with osteoporosis, or with late-stage cancers that have spread to bone, may also benefit patients with tumours outside the skeleto...

MEDIA RELEASE: Oct 15, 2014 12:01 AM

Early detection window when pancreatic cancer is in the fami...

Pancreatic cancer likely takes between 10 and 20 years to develop, providing the potential for a very “broad window” of intervention if detected early, which may be possible for people who inherit a predisposition, say A...

MEDIA RELEASE: Sep 29, 2014 12:05 AM

Ancient human genome from southern Africa throws light on ou...

The skeleton of a man who lived 2,330 years ago in the southernmost tip of Africa tells us about ourselves as humans, and throws some light on our earliest common genetic ancestry.