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Sep 06, 2017 10:50 AM

Osteoporosis: major study identifies 150 new genetic sites t...

In the largest ever study of its kind, an international research team has identified over 150 new sites in the human genome that are linked to low bone mineral density and to an increased risk of fracture. The findings v...

Aug 31, 2017 01:20 PM

Professor Mark Febbraio: exercise is medicine

Garvan congratulates Professor Mark Febbraio, who has won the 2017 Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) Kellion Award. The award recognises an Australian researcher who has made an outstanding contribution to diabetes resea...

MEDIA RELEASE: Aug 23, 2017 06:00 AM

Ground-breaking trial brings personalised treatments to thos...

Garvan's Genomic Cancer Medicine Program, launched today by The Hon. Brad Hazzard, uses genomic medicine to match therapies, prevention and screening methods with rare cancer patients based on their genetic information.

Aug 16, 2017 07:09 AM

Rare Cancers Australia sets new agenda for change

Garvan is proud to support Rare Solutions: A Time to Act, a new report released by Rare Cancers Australia that sets out a roadmap for change in the treatment and care of patients with rare cancer in Australia.

MEDIA RELEASE: Aug 04, 2017 01:00 AM

Top-to-toe MRI screen picks up early-stage cancers while sti...

A major study shows that whole-body MRI screening can identify previously undetected primary tumours throughout the body in people with high genetic risk of cancer.

Jul 14, 2017 11:30 AM

Immunotherapy – changing the way we think about cancer treat...

Garvan scientists are looking beyond their specialty areas and taking an inter-disciplinary approach that is changing the way we think about the treatment of cancer.

MEDIA RELEASE: Jul 14, 2017 04:00 AM

We inherit more than DNA: the extra blueprint layer we can’t...

An international study has provided compelling evidence that we inherit more than a DNA blueprint from our mothers and fathers – we also inherit vital instructions on how to use that blueprint.

Jul 07, 2017 11:10 AM

Interleukin-2: releasing an immune system brake to attack tu...

Researchers from Garvan’s Immunology Division have been exploring ways to make interleukin-2 immunotherapy less toxic and more effective against cancer. In doing so, the team has uncovered surprising new information abou...

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

Jun 19, 2017 10:39 PM

Garvan joins the EMBL Australia family

Garvan is to become a member of the EMBL Australia Partner Laboratory Network. The news was announced at Garvan this month during the first EMBL Alumni event to be held in Australia.

Jun 16, 2017 09:00 PM

When one becomes two: an intricate new roadmap for cell divi...

Dr Andrew Burgess and Professor Sean O’Donoghue have brought Garvan and CSIRO researchers and biodata visualisation specialists together to produce an interactive graphical representation of how a cell divides.

May 19, 2017 11:30 AM

What is personalised medicine?

Garvan explains personalised medicine.

MEDIA RELEASE: May 16, 2017 10:42 PM

Tumour-trained T cells go on patrol

‘Tumour-trained’ immune cells – which have the potential to kill cancer cells – have been seen moving from one tumour to another for the first time. The new findings, which were uncovered by scientists at Sydney’s Garvan...

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).

May 05, 2017 11:00 AM

The path to understanding Parkinson’s disease

Ask any navigator: to get anywhere, it helps to consult a map. And if you don’t have a map, make one.

MEDIA RELEASE: Apr 11, 2017 12:53 PM

Mapping the genome of prostate cancer uncovers a new world o...

Researchers have ‘mapped’ the entire genome of a prostate tumour, revealing previously undetected levels of DNA rearrangements. The findings, from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, provide an entirely new lens th...

MEDIA RELEASE: Apr 11, 2017 05:45 AM

World Parkinson's Day: “Fish with Parkinson’s” uncover a dru...

Australian scientists have developed a first-of-its-kind model of Parkinson’s disease in zebrafish. In the model, neurodegeneration occurs through a combination of genetic and environmental factors – just as it does in p...

MEDIA RELEASE: Apr 07, 2017 02:00 AM

“The best tool of its kind in the world”: Patient Archive be...

Western Australia’s Undiagnosed Diseases Program (UDP) has acquired Patient Archive clinical phenotyping software from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.

MEDIA RELEASE: Apr 06, 2017 04:00 AM

A one-two punch for pancreatic cancer: ‘softening’ tumours b...

Australian scientists have uncovered a promising new approach to treating pancreatic cancer, by targeting the tissue around the tumour to make it ‘softer’ and more responsive to chemotherapy. The findings are published t...

MEDIA RELEASE: Dec 16, 2016 09:00 AM

Genomes of healthy older Australians to accelerate medical r...

Information about the genome sequence of 1200 of Australia’s healthy older people has been made available to medical researchers worldwide, with the launch of the Medical Genome Reference Bank today by Garvan and NSW Hea...

Nov 29, 2016 12:52 PM

Know Your Bones reaches milestone – and scoops national awar...

Know Your Bones, an online bone health self-assessment tool established by Garvan and Osteoporosis Australia, reached 50,000 website visits this month, and received a Highly Commended award at the prestigious National PR...