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Nov 08, 2019 03:34 PM

St Vincent’s Clinic Foundation Grants for Garvan researchers...

Researchers from across the Institute have been awarded seven grants from the St Vincent’s Clinic Foundation.

Jun 24, 2019 12:12 PM

CIRCA solves rare disease mysteries by combining expertise

A team of researchers and medical professionals are looking to answers in DNA to improve the lives of patients with rare immune conditions.

MEDIA RELEASE: Apr 26, 2019 08:31 AM

Researchers reveal key to targeting dormant cancer cells

Researchers have identified what keeps some cancer cells dormant – a finding which could uncover new approaches to preventing the spread of cancer.

MEDIA RELEASE: Aug 23, 2018 06:30 AM

New 'micro-organ' was hiding in plain sight

For the first time in decades, researchers have identified a new anatomical structure within the immune system – and they say it’s an important step towards understanding how to make better vaccines.

Aug 15, 2018 03:10 PM

NHMRC Fellowships: recognition and support for Garvan resear...

Eight new NHMRC fellowships have this week been awarded to Garvan researchers, in recognition of their outstanding research into cancer and cancer epigenetics, antibody therapies, immunology, and neurodegenerative diseas...

MEDIA RELEASE: Feb 08, 2018 12:44 PM

Setting their sights on cancer relapse

An Australian-led team has been shortlisted for Cancer Research UK's Grand Challenge Award: the world's most ambitious cancer research grant.

Jan 06, 2018 12:00 PM

Finding dormant cancer cells

A dormant cancer cell is like a ticking time bomb. It evades chemotherapy only to spontaneously wake and resume its deadly progress. Now, armed with pioneering tech and bold determination, researchers are finally beginni...

MEDIA RELEASE: Jun 30, 2017 05:00 AM

Promising new therapeutic approach rebuilds and strengthens ...

Garvan researchers demonstrate that a new therapeutic approach increases bone strength and resistance to fractures in multiple myeloma bone disease

MEDIA RELEASE: May 11, 2017 12:05 AM

Proteins on the loose in a debilitating childhood disease

Australian scientists have shown, for the first time, that a family of untethered proteins builds up in the cells of children with a rare and serious genetic condition, known as mevalonate kinase deficiency (MKD).

Aug 26, 2016 03:03 PM

Unravelling the complexity of human immune disease gene by g...

In a series of recent studies, researchers from Garvan’s Immunology Division have shed light on the underlying biology disease in individuals suffering primary immunodeficiencies. Their findings have implications for pat...

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: Apr 01, 2015 03:00 AM

Memory immune cells that screen intruders as they enter lymp...

Garvan scientists have discovered a new population of ‘memory’ immune cells, throwing light on what the body does when it sees a microbe for the second time. This insight, and others like it, will enable the development ...

MEDIA RELEASE: Nov 06, 2014 04:00 AM

Bone drug should be seen in a new light for its anti-cancer ...

Australian researchers have shown why calcium-binding drugs commonly used to treat people with osteoporosis, or with late-stage cancers that have spread to bone, may also benefit patients with tumours outside the skeleto...

MEDIA RELEASE: Apr 25, 2014 12:05 AM

Droplet lens turns smart phones into microscopes

Australian scientists have invented a simple and cheap way of making a high-powered lens that can transform a smart phone into a high-resolution microscope.