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MEDIA RELEASE: Apr 26, 2019 08:19 AM

Comfort food leads to more weight gain during stress

Australian researchers have discovered a new molecular pathway in the brain that triggers more weight gain in times of stress.

Nov 10, 2018 11:02 AM

Turning up the heat: Could a brain switch jumpstart ‘brown f...

A newly identified brain pathway could be the key to activating more brown fat, and burning excess energy before it turns into harmful fat.

MEDIA RELEASE: Oct 06, 2017 05:00 AM

Biosensor mouse lights up health and disease

Garvan researchers have developed a biosensor mouse that gives a real-time readout of the rapidly changing ‘skeleton’ within cells. The researchers have watched cells respond dynamically to their surrounding environment ...

MEDIA RELEASE: Sep 10, 2017 07:30 AM

Type 1 diabetes: Releasing the 'insulin handbrake' could mak...

A Garvan-led research team has shown that a new therapeutic approach can enhance insulin secretion by the pancreas, and has the potential to improve islet cell transplants in individuals with type 1 diabetes

MEDIA RELEASE: Jul 13, 2016 05:00 AM

Why artificial sweeteners can increase appetite

Studies in both animals and humans have suggested that consuming artificial sweeteners can make you feel hungry and actually eat more. A comprehensive new study by Sydney researchers has revealed for the first time why t...

MEDIA RELEASE: Jun 16, 2010 02:05 PM

A powerful gut hormone that affects insulin and blood sugar ...

Garvan researchers, in collaboration with English colleagues, have shown that a gut hormone released after we eat determines the speed at which we digest food and absorb nutrients across the gut into our blood. This make...

MEDIA RELEASE: Mar 11, 2008 01:00 AM

Low levels of PYY hormone a very early indicator of Type 2 d...

Garvan scientists have published findings showing that low levels of the hormone PYY could be used as a predictor for the development of Type 2 diabetes. Clinical studies have shown that people with a family history of T...