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MEDIA RELEASE: Jun 05, 2011 05:30 PM

New generation asthma drug could improve metabolism

Formoterol, a new generation asthma medication, shows great promise for improving fat and protein metabolism, say Australian researchers, who have tested this effect in a small sample of men. The researchers present thei...

MEDIA RELEASE: Apr 22, 2011 04:00 PM

Breakthrough study links Type 1 diabetes and Sjögren’s syndr...

Garvan scientists have identified a new group of immune cells that for the first time directly link two autoimmune diseases, Type 1 diabetes and Sjögren’s syndrome. Autoimmune diseases arise when the body’s defences beco...

MEDIA RELEASE: Apr 15, 2011 07:00 PM

Helping pancreatic cancer surgeons make tiebreaker decisions...

Garvan researchers have identified two ‘biomarkers’ that appear to have the ability to predict patient survival after surgery for pancreatic cancer before the operation takes place. It is the first predictive tool of its...

MEDIA RELEASE: Apr 04, 2011 02:00 AM

Test Vitamin D levels in pregnant women say researchers

Australian clinical researchers have identified widespread Vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women as well as a very strong association between low Vitamin D levels and gestational diabetes.

MEDIA RELEASE: Feb 12, 2011 05:00 AM

How nasal stem cells might prevent childhood deafness

Researchers at Garvan have shown for the first time in mice that nasal stem cells injected into the inner ear have the potential to reverse or restore hearing during early onset sensorineural hearing loss.

MEDIA RELEASE: Feb 03, 2011 05:00 PM

An extra 5 years of life an unexpected benefit of osteoporos...

Clinical researchers at Garvan have noted an extraordinary and unexpected benefit of osteoporosis treatment – that people taking bisphosphonates are not only surviving well, better than people without osteoporosis, they ...

MEDIA RELEASE: Jan 17, 2011 06:20 PM

Improved rationale for attacking colorectal cancer

Some people respond very well to chemotherapy or radiotherapy for colorectal cancer, while others hardly respond at all – a fact that has been a bit of a mystery until now. A team of Garvan scientists believes the outcom...

MEDIA RELEASE: Nov 09, 2010 04:05 PM

Beta-blocker use protects bone health

Beta-blocker use increases bone density and reduces risk of osteoporotic fracture by around 50% in men and women, say researchers at Garvan, who used data collected from the long-running Dubbo Osteoporosis Epidemiology S...

MEDIA RELEASE: Jul 22, 2010 02:05 PM

New drug a potential treatment for Type 2 diabetes

Garvan scientists, in association with US pharmaceutical company DiaKine Therapeutics, have shown that a drug candidate, Lisofylline, could be useful in treating Type 2 diabetes. Lysofylline, an anti-inflammatory drug, i...

MEDIA RELEASE: Jul 07, 2010 02:05 PM

Simple diagnostic tool predicts Type 2 diabetes in South Eas...

Researchers have estimated the prevalence of Type 2 diabetes in Vietnam, and have developed a simple tool for identifying individuals at high risk. In Ho Chi Minh City, a city of 6.4 million, the findings suggest that ar...

MEDIA RELEASE: Jun 16, 2010 02:05 PM

A powerful gut hormone that affects insulin and blood sugar ...

Garvan researchers, in collaboration with English colleagues, have shown that a gut hormone released after we eat determines the speed at which we digest food and absorb nutrients across the gut into our blood. This make...

MEDIA RELEASE: May 12, 2010 02:05 PM

Better understanding of the all-consuming Prader-Willi Syndr...

Garvan researchers have uncovered facts that take us a step closer towards understanding Prader-Willi Syndrome, a harrowing genetic disorder that causes insatiable appetite for life.

MEDIA RELEASE: May 06, 2010 03:00 PM

A potential new treatment for Type 2 diabetes

Garvan scientists propose that a drug, already being used to treat rare inherited disorders, may also help people with Type 2 diabetes. The drug in question increases levels of a protein that may restore insulin producti...

MEDIA RELEASE: May 04, 2010 09:00 PM

First scientific study showing effects of growth hormone on ...

Garvan researchers have published the results of a study, for the first time showing a positive effect of growth hormone on athletic performance, specifically sprint capacity. The study justifies growth hormone being a b...

MEDIA RELEASE: Apr 20, 2010 03:00 PM

The remarkable effects of fat loss on the immune system

Garvan scientists have shown for the first time that even modest weight loss reverses many of the damaging changes often seen in the immune cells of obese people, particularly those with Type 2 diabetes.

MEDIA RELEASE: Mar 09, 2010 05:00 PM

Surprising findings about Hepatitis C and insulin resistance...

In studying the insulin resistance of 29 people with Hepatitis C, Australian researchers have confirmed that they have high insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes. However, almost all insulin resistance occurs in mu...

MEDIA RELEASE: Jan 11, 2010 06:00 PM

How a single molecule gives our immune systems their memory

By studying the blood cells of people with an immunodeficiency disorder, scientists at Garvan have been able to identify the molecular mechanisms that lead to the production of antibodies in human B cells. This has wider...

MEDIA RELEASE: Jan 06, 2010 08:00 PM

Setting the record straight on weight loss

It’s time to set the record straight. The only reliable way to lose weight is to eat less or exercise more. Preferably both. So why bother to state the obvious? Because a body of scientific literature has arisen over rec...

MEDIA RELEASE: Dec 23, 2009 02:00 AM

We now know that the brain controls the formation of bone

New findings show that bone formation, far from being a straightforward mechanical process dependent on body weight, is delicately orchestrated by the brain, which sends and receives signals through the body’s neural and...

MEDIA RELEASE: Oct 29, 2009 07:00 PM

New findings connect diet and intestinal bacteria with healt...

Insoluble dietary fibre, or roughage, not only keeps you regular, there is evidence to suggest it also plays a vital role in keeping many diseases at bay. Published tomorrow in Nature, breakthrough research by a Garvan t...

MEDIA RELEASE: Sep 28, 2009 04:00 PM

The free radical that triggers insulin resistance and Type 2...

Garvan scientists have found that overeating may stimulate the conversion of the oxygen in the air we breathe into toxic free radicals, leading to insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes. Until now, no-one has identified ...