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Feb 19, 2015 12:00 AM

Saul Bert Awarded 2014 Garvan Thesis Prize

Congratulations to PhD student Saul Bert.

Feb 19, 2015 12:00 AM

Students Receive 2015 UNSW Research Excellence Award

Congratulations to Garvan PhD candidates Deborah Burnett and Bethany Pillay.

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.

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...