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MEDIA RELEASE: Aug 08, 2013 09:00 PM

A complex story behind genes, environment, diabetes and obes...

While it is well known that there is a strong genetic basis to both diabetes and obesity, and that they are linked, Garvan researchers say that there are many rare genetic variants involved, which will pose a significant...

MEDIA RELEASE: Jan 21, 2013 04:05 PM

Measuring distress in people with Types 1 and 2 diabetes

Diabetes experts, psychiatrists and neuroscientists have reported the benefits of measuring depression and disease-related distress in patients with diabetes. They have also shown that distress is influenced by heritabl...

MEDIA RELEASE: Jan 18, 2013 01:00 AM

The genes that drive soft drink consumption and weight gain

In a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine, published online today, endocrinologists from Garvan applauded a study in the October 11 issue showing a direct correlation between consumption of sugary soft drinks, o...

MEDIA RELEASE: Nov 15, 2012 04:05 PM

A new way of looking at Prader-Willi Syndrome

A Garvan study reveals that people with the rare genetic disorder known as Prader-Willi Syndrome may have an impaired autonomic nervous system. This discovery opens up a new way of looking at the insatiable appetite expe...

MEDIA RELEASE: Jun 27, 2011 02:05 PM

Pilot study curbs appetite of people with Prader-Willi Syndr...

Australian researchers have done a promising pilot study on a small group of people with the harrowing genetic disorder known as ‘Prader-Willi Syndrome’, using a drug already prescribed for some patients with Type 2 diab...

MEDIA RELEASE: Jul 07, 2010 02:05 PM

Simple diagnostic tool predicts Type 2 diabetes in South Eas...

Researchers have estimated the prevalence of Type 2 diabetes in Vietnam, and have developed a simple tool for identifying individuals at high risk. In Ho Chi Minh City, a city of 6.4 million, the findings suggest that ar...

MEDIA RELEASE: May 12, 2010 02:05 PM

Better understanding of the all-consuming Prader-Willi Syndr...

Garvan researchers have uncovered facts that take us a step closer towards understanding Prader-Willi Syndrome, a harrowing genetic disorder that causes insatiable appetite for life.

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...