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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...

MEDIA RELEASE: Sep 10, 2015 09:45 AM

Genomics initiative to help children with genetic disorders

Garvan is embarking on a groundbreaking project to sequence and analyse the genomes of up to 60 children in NSW with severe intellectual or developmental disability, along with their families.

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.