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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.

Sep 04, 2014 01:00 AM

Professors Chris Goodnow and Jonathan Sprent receive top-tie...

Congratulations to Professors Chris Goodnow and Jonathan Sprent, recipients of prestigious NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowships, which support leaders in their field.

MEDIA RELEASE: Aug 14, 2014 03:00 AM

Moving towards the creation of blood stem cells in the labor...

A team of scientists from the Garvan Institute and Monash University have uncovered a mechanism essential for forming hematopoietic stem cells, a very special group of cells in the early embryo that ultimately generate a...

MEDIA RELEASE: Jul 02, 2014 12:05 AM

Unsuspected aspect of immune regulation revealed

Until now, the immune cells known as 'B cells' have been thought to specialise only in the production of antibodies. A discovery by Garvan immunologists shows they also have a role to play in regulating another important...

Jun 30, 2014 12:00 AM

Lindau Nobel Laureates Meetings

Garvan student Rae-Anne Hardie was one of fifteen outstanding young Australian scientists selected to participate in the International Day at the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureates Meetings, held today in Lindau, Germany.

MEDIA RELEASE: Jun 23, 2014 04:00 AM

The ICEMAN study - how keeping cool could spur metabolic ben...

A new study being presented today at ICE/ENDO 2014, the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society in Chicago, demonstrates that ambient temperatures can influence the growth or...

Jun 12, 2014 12:00 AM

2014 St Vincent's Precinct Three Minute Thesis Competition

Garvan Neuroscience PhD student Ira Deveson, a member of Prof John Mattick’s RNA Biology and Plasticity lab, won the 2014 St Vincent’s Precinct Three Minute Thesis Competition on 12 June.

MEDIA RELEASE: Apr 25, 2014 12:05 AM

Droplet lens turns smart phones into microscopes

Australian scientists have invented a simple and cheap way of making a high-powered lens that can transform a smart phone into a high-resolution microscope.


MEDIA RELEASE: Apr 11, 2014 07:00 AM

Study shows high prevalence of knee osteoarthritis in Vietna...

A study undertaken in Vietnam for the first time reveals the high prevalence of knee osteoarthritis, showing that roughly a third of Vietnamese men and women over the age of 40 are affected.

MEDIA RELEASE: Feb 11, 2014 12:05 AM

Slowing down the immune system when in overdrive

Many people suffer from chronic inflammation because their immune systems overreact to ‘self’ tissue. Garvan scientists believe that a small molecule known as Interleukin 21 is a promising therapeutic target in such case...

MEDIA RELEASE: Feb 05, 2014 04:00 AM

Evidence that shivering and exercise may convert white fat t...

A new study suggests that shivering and bouts of moderate exercise are equally capable of stimulating the conversion of energy-storing ‘white fat’ into energy-burning ‘brown fat’. This makes brown fat a potential therape...

MEDIA RELEASE: Jan 15, 2014 03:00 AM

The future of genomic medicine has arrived in Australia

The transformation of medicine by human genome sequencing has moved closer following the announcement today that Sydney’s Garvan Institute of Medical Research is one of the first in the world to acquire machines that can...

MEDIA RELEASE: Dec 19, 2013 12:00 AM

David Thomas appointed as new Director of The Kinghorn Cance...

Garvan is very pleased to announce the appointment of Professor David Thomas as the new Director of The Kinghorn Cancer Centre, as well as Head of Garvan’s Cancer Division, from June 2014. The Kinghorn Cancer Centre is a...

MEDIA RELEASE: Nov 28, 2013 04:05 PM

The deadly news about all osteoporotic fractures

It is well known that hip and vertebral fractures increase the risk of premature death. Until now, little has been known about the clinical impact of non-hip, non-vertebral fractures – so new Garvan research showing that...

MEDIA RELEASE: Oct 15, 2013 03:05 PM

Rapid reversal of diabetes after gastric banding surgery

Clinical researchers from Garvan and St. Vincent’s Hospital have shown that a form of weight loss surgery, known as ‘gastric banding’, brings about reversal of diabetes in some patients, and dramatic improvement of gluco...

MEDIA RELEASE: Sep 16, 2013 02:05 PM

Potential treatment for a specific kind of pancreatic cancer...

Garvan researchers have identified a potentially treatable subtype of pancreatic cancer, which accounts for about 2% of new cases. This subtype expresses high levels of the HER2 gene. HER2-amplified breast and gastric ca...

MEDIA RELEASE: Aug 08, 2013 09:00 PM

A complex story behind genes, environment, diabetes and obes...

While it is well known that there is a strong genetic basis to both diabetes and obesity, and that they are linked, Garvan researchers say that there are many rare genetic variants involved, which will pose a significant...

MEDIA RELEASE: Jul 23, 2013 02:05 PM

New hope for hormone resistant breast cancer

A new finding provides fresh hope for the millions worldwide with oestrogen receptor positive breast cancer. Garvan scientists have shown that a specific change, which occurs when tumours become resistant to anti-oestrog...

MEDIA RELEASE: Jun 12, 2013 02:05 PM

Nanotechnology helps track and improve drug action in pancre...

UK and Australian scientists have been able to show ways in which we can markedly improve drug targeting of solid tumours, using tiny ‘biosensors’ along with new advanced imaging techniques.