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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: 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: 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: 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: Jul 28, 2009 08:00 PM

Why measuring absolute risk of fracture could save many brok...

Garvan scientists stress the importance of measuring a person's absolute risk of fracture when determining their treatment options. Other factors currently determine whether or not the Australian Government will pay for ...

MEDIA RELEASE: Apr 30, 2009 06:00 PM

Low Vitamin D causes problems for acutely ill patients

A group of endocrinologists, who are also Garvan researchers, have observed that very sick patients tend to have very low levels of Vitamin D. The sicker they are, the lower the levels. These findings are published tod...

MEDIA RELEASE: Nov 24, 2008 06:00 PM

Why women should eat less, move more and consider wearing tr...

Weight and appetite experts from around the world met at a conference in Bangkok earlier this year to discuss sex differences in obesity. One line of discussion looked at factors leading to women’s weight gain during men...

MEDIA RELEASE: May 14, 2008 04:00 PM

Study shows that prostate cancer increases the risk of bone ...

As unlikely as it sounds, scientists at Garvan have shown that there is a link between prostate cancer and a higher risk of bone fracture. Their study suggests that men with prostate cancer face a 50% higher risk of frac...

Jul 30, 2007 02:00 PM

Have we uncovered a new form of Lupus?

Findings published in the July edition of the prestigious Journal of Experimental Medicine may offer new hope to people suffering from a previously unsuspected form of lupus. The research, undertaken by Garvan's Professo...

Jun 26, 2007 04:47 AM

Persin - the avocado toxin that kills breast cancer cells

Researchers in Garvan's cancer program have shown that a compound found in the leaves and fruit of the avocado tree can kill breast cancer cells

Jun 13, 2007 09:58 AM

Garvan’s Peter Wills Bioinformatics Centre receives $1.13 mi...

Garvan’s Peter Wills Centre for Bioinformatics, which models and predicts diseases by applying information science to biology, received $1.13 million from a fundraising evening held by CRI in late September.