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Mar 29, 2019 09:38 AM

A driver of inflammation in a rare childhood condition

Australian scientists have uncovered part of the process that leads to ‘inflammatory flares’ in patients with a rare immune disorder.

MEDIA RELEASE: Mar 28, 2019 08:17 AM

A more accurate method to diagnose cancer subtypes

Garvan researchers have developed a method for detecting the products of ‘fusion’ genes in cancer cells more accurately than current clinical methods.

Mar 15, 2019 04:49 PM

Cancer Council NSW grants for innovative cancer research

Dr Thomas Cox and Professor Chris Ormandy have been awarded three-year Project Grants from Cancer Council NSW to explore innovative research projects in pancreatic and breast cancer respectively.

MEDIA RELEASE: Mar 14, 2019 07:56 AM

On-the-spot genome analysis

By fine-tuning how algorithms carve up DNA data, Garvan researchers have made it possible to do genomic analysis on a smartphone.

Mar 12, 2019 09:21 AM

Cancer DNA’s bad timing

The ‘mistakes’ in cancer DNA may be linked to not only how – but when – DNA is copied when cells divide.

Feb 27, 2019 04:00 AM

Stella's story

Thanks to the Garvan-led research program CIRCA, patients living with critical, rare immune conditions are receiving life-saving treatment.

Feb 20, 2019 08:15 AM

Virtual reality puts the spotlight on youth cancer

A new research project will allow patients and researchers to ‘see’ the drivers of cancer in virtual reality.

MEDIA RELEASE: Feb 12, 2019 03:00 AM

A new pattern of DNA tags points to a ‘seed’ for cancer

A close-up view of the two meters of DNA inside prostate cancer cells has uncovered new clues about how normal cells turn cancerous.

Feb 11, 2019 12:00 PM

Cancer Institute NSW Fellowships: recognition for Garvan res...

Six new Cancer Institute NSW Fellowships have been awarded to Garvan researchers to support various projects into innovative cancer treatment research.

Feb 05, 2019 10:00 AM

Inside the labs: Dr Venessa Chin

Dr Venessa Chin is using cellular genomics, or single cell sequencing, to better determine which lung cancer patients will respond best to immunotherapy.

MEDIA RELEASE: Jan 30, 2019 10:00 AM

Australian Parkinson’s Mission integrates breakthrough genom...

The Australian Parkinson’s Mission, an innovative program combining clinical trials with genomics research for people with Parkinson’s, has received $30 million in Federal Government funding, the most significant investm...

Dec 22, 2018 07:00 AM

The molecule at the centre of tuberculosis immunity

The key to better tuberculosis prevention – and to improving the odds for millions of patients globally – could lie in simply boosting the body’s natural levels of a small molecule.

Dec 21, 2018 10:58 AM

‘Tis the season to indulge – but what does it mean for our b...

With the holiday season right around the corner, most of us will be looking forward to coming together with family and friends to celebrate.

Dec 12, 2018 09:08 AM

NHMRC funding for Garvan researchers

Announced today, Garvan researchers have received a total of $6.6 million in Project Grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

Dec 11, 2018 03:14 PM

Introducing neurogenomics expert Dr Robert Weatheritt

Dr Robert Weatheritt, head of the Neurotranscriptomics laboratory at the Garvan Institute and EMBL Australia Group Leader is unravelling the complexity of the human brain and uncovering what happens when it goes wrong.

Dec 04, 2018 01:48 PM

Hope grows: finding the cause of autoimmune disease

Type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis... all caused by the same disease process – autoimmunity. Garvan’s revolutionary Hope Research project is looking for the root cause.

Dec 04, 2018 11:45 AM

Living proof of the power of genomic testing

If Ellie had been diagnosed two years earlier, she would have died. But the Zero Childhood Cancer trial and generous Lions support mean Ellie’s story has a happy ending.

Dec 04, 2018 11:16 AM

How do you mend an injured heart?

Hearts can’t fix themselves. But we’ve uncovered a huge amount of previously hidden information that may teach the heart to repair itself.

MEDIA RELEASE: Dec 03, 2018 09:22 AM

Blood test could predict if chemotherapy will work for advan...

World-first trial by Australian researchers

Nov 30, 2018 07:56 AM

Physician e-learning module created to help integrate genomi...

The Garvan Institute of Medical Research is lauching a new electronic learning module to help bring genomics to the clinic.

Nov 27, 2018 05:11 PM

Professor Jerry Greenfield receives prestigious award

Garvan congratulates Professor Jerry Greenfield on receiving a Millennium Award from Diabetes Australia to support an innovative clinical study in type 1 diabetes.