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Aug 31, 2016 05:27 PM

Double award for Garvan Bone Biology researcher

Garvan researcher Dr Michelle McDonald was acknowledged last week with two awards at the annual meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society. The awards recognise her current research into the biolo...

MEDIA RELEASE: Mar 11, 2016 04:01 AM

Brown fat keeps blood sugar in check

Garvan scientists have shown that brown fat – a special type of fat that burns energy to keep us warm – may also help to keep blood sugar steady in adults. Their findings suggest new avenues for diabetes therapies that t...

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...

MEDIA RELEASE: Sep 03, 2011 05:41 AM

Growing ‘brown fat’ might help us fight obesity

Garvan scientists believe that ‘brown fat’, a wondrous tissue that burns energy as heat, could help us fight obesity. The research team shows that brown fat can be grown in culture from stem cells biopsied from adults – ...

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 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...