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May 05, 2017 11:00 AM

The path to understanding Parkinson’s disease

Ask any navigator: to get anywhere, it helps to consult a map. And if you don’t have a map, make one.

MEDIA RELEASE: Apr 11, 2017 12:53 PM

Mapping the genome of prostate cancer uncovers a new world o...

Researchers have ‘mapped’ the entire genome of a prostate tumour, revealing previously undetected levels of DNA rearrangements. The findings, from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, provide an entirely new lens th...

MEDIA RELEASE: Apr 07, 2017 02:00 AM

“The best tool of its kind in the world”: Patient Archive be...

Western Australia’s Undiagnosed Diseases Program (UDP) has acquired Patient Archive clinical phenotyping software from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.

MEDIA RELEASE: Apr 06, 2017 04:00 AM

A one-two punch for pancreatic cancer: ‘softening’ tumours b...

Australian scientists have uncovered a promising new approach to treating pancreatic cancer, by targeting the tissue around the tumour to make it ‘softer’ and more responsive to chemotherapy. The findings are published t...

MEDIA RELEASE: Dec 16, 2016 09:00 AM

Genomes of healthy older Australians to accelerate medical r...

Information about the genome sequence of 1200 of Australia’s healthy older people has been made available to medical researchers worldwide, with the launch of the Medical Genome Reference Bank today by Garvan and NSW Hea...

Nov 25, 2016 05:14 PM

Paspaley’s Kimberley Bracelet for cancer research

Paspaley recently released the 'Kimberley Bracelet' to support Garvan’s cancer research. 25% of the purchase price is donated to Garvan, with Paspaley customers choosing which area of cancer research to support.

MEDIA RELEASE: Nov 10, 2016 09:00 PM

Die Another Day: how the immune system keeps ‘traitor cells’...

Australian researchers have uncovered how our immune system strikes a balance between attacking invaders and leaving our own tissues alone – and, in the process, have solved a 50-year mystery surrounding the role of an e...

Sep 08, 2016 09:29 AM

‘Forgotten molecule’ takes centre stage in cancer gene silen...

Research from Garvan’s Genomics and Epigenetics Division has shed new light on how genes are silenced in cancer. The findings reveal how DNA becomes chemically decorated (methylated) at key sites across the genome in can...

MEDIA RELEASE: Aug 09, 2016 01:05 AM

Navigating the human genome with Sequins

Australian genomics researchers have announced the development of Sequins – synthetic ‘mirror’ DNA sequences that reflect the human genome. This intuitive new technology, which can be used to better map and analyse compl...

MEDIA RELEASE: Aug 05, 2016 08:35 AM

Beyond ‘single-gene thinking’: Garvan researchers uncover co...

In a landmark multi-country study, Australian researchers have transformed our understanding of the genes that affect our risk of cancer.

Jun 06, 2016 11:43 AM

A 3D view of the cancer genome

Researchers from Garvan's Genomics and Epigenetics Division have shown, for the first time, how the three-dimensional structural organisation of the genome is altered in cancer cells.

MEDIA RELEASE: May 14, 2016 05:05 PM

Landmark Lions project to provide genome sequencing to hundr...

Hundreds of Australian children with high-risk cancer will have access to new genome sequencing technologies that could guide their treatment, following the announcement today of substantial Lions Club funding for the Li...

MEDIA RELEASE: Apr 08, 2016 06:36 PM

Joint Sydney research centre in the works for Garvan and Wei...

Garvan and Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science are planning to establish a joint centre for research in cellular genomics. The Centre, which will be known as the Garvan-Weizmann Centre for Cellular Genomics, will be h...

Feb 25, 2016 03:25 PM

Genomics yields a new understanding of pancreatic cancer

A breakthrough study of over 450 pancreatic cancer genomes, published today in Nature, has shown that pancreatic cancer is in fact four distinct diseases. The study was led by researchers from the Australian Pancreatic C...

MEDIA RELEASE: Jan 06, 2016 04:00 AM

A “biosensor mouse” that can predict the spread of pancreati...

Scientists from Australia and the UK have created a “biosensor mouse”, enabling them to watch as pancreatic cancer cells begin to “unzip” from each other in real time – a signal that cells are on the verge of spreading f...

MEDIA RELEASE: Dec 31, 2015 06:01 AM

Milk-producing protein ‘goes rogue’ to drive breast cancer s...

A protein that controls milk production in the breast after pregnancy can ‘go rogue’ in breast cancer and drive the spread of cancer cells to the lungs, Australian researchers have shown.

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 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: 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: 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: 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...