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Sep 26, 2007 05:00 AM

Garvan scientist wins L’Oréal For Women In Science Fellowshi...

Senior Garvan scientist, Dr Jenny Gunton, was one of four inspirational early career scientists to be awarded an inaugural L’Oréal For Women In Science Fellowship in late August. The award will help Gunton pursue her int...

Sep 13, 2007 06:20 AM

First Leslie Lazarus Oration delivered by world-renowned dia...

Garvan held its annual International Fellow Symposium on 12 September, an event held each year to honour our major International Visiting Fellow. This year, diabetes expert Professor Ron Kahn, delivered the first "Lesli...

Aug 27, 2007 02:00 PM

Uncovering the mysteries behind heart defects

Until now, the reasons why some children are born with holes in their hearts, or faulty heart valves, have eluded doctors and scientists. Professor Fabienne Mackay, Director of Garvan's Autoimmunity Research Unit, is hop...

Aug 07, 2007 02:00 PM

Minister launches Garvan Alcoa community health partnership

On 7 August, Minister for Science and Medical Research, the Hon. Verity Firth, officially launched an innovative partnership between Garvan and local aluminium recycler and manufacturer Alcoa. The Garvan Institute visite...

Jul 31, 2007 05:00 AM

Managing the way our immune system remembers infection

New Garvan research, published online in the prestigious PNAS journal, identifies which genes are involved in our bodies’ capacity to “remember” infection, and fight it the second time around. This knowledge could be use...

Jul 31, 2007 05:00 AM

Natural pain killers offer a new direction in weight loss re...

Researchers in the Eating Disorders Research Group at the Garvan Institute in Sydney have shown for the first time that dynorphins, the body’s natural version of morphine, play a significant role in regulating weight gai...

Jul 30, 2007 02:00 PM

Have we uncovered a new form of Lupus?

Findings published in the July edition of the prestigious Journal of Experimental Medicine may offer new hope to people suffering from a previously unsuspected form of lupus. The research, undertaken by Garvan's Professo...

Jul 10, 2007 07:05 AM

How we can stop stress from making us obese

Neuropeptide Y (NPY), a molecule the body releases when stressed, can ‘unlock’ Y2 receptors in the body’s fat cells, stimulating the cells to grow in size and number.

Jun 30, 2007 06:53 AM

Convergence of Art and Science

Art and Science converged at the Art Gallery of New South Wales on February 12, for an auction of artworks inspired by Garvan scientists. The proceeds of the auction, over $50 000, will help support our work.

Jun 27, 2007 11:01 PM

Dubbo congas in support of Garvan

Dubbo’s senior citizens celebrate the 18th birthday of Garvan’s Dubbo Osteoporosis Epidemiology Study

Jun 26, 2007 04:47 AM

Persin - the avocado toxin that kills breast cancer cells

Researchers in Garvan's cancer program have shown that a compound found in the leaves and fruit of the avocado tree can kill breast cancer cells

Jun 22, 2007 11:04 PM

Shining bright: Twenty years at Garvan

Twenty years ago this month, Professor John Shine AO FAA joined the Garvan Institute as its Deputy Director.

Jun 14, 2007 01:00 AM

Growth hormone does not improve sports performance or increa...

Lead investigator and endocrinologist Professor Ken Ho said: “We were surprised to find that human growth hormone has no effect on muscle mass or sports performance

Jun 13, 2007 09:58 AM

Sydney scientists discover & license breakthrough anti-infla...

Scientists from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research have developed what could be the next big blockbuster treatment for inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and asthma.

Jun 13, 2007 09:58 AM

Growth hormone does not improve sports performance or increa...

Garvan's new research on the effects and the detection of growth hormone doping takes the international sporting community one step closer to stamping out drug cheats.

Jun 13, 2007 09:58 AM

Osteoporosis: Men told to watch their step

Garvan scientists say that men need to realise osteoporosis is not just a disease of elderly women and that once men over the age of 60 have had a fracture, around one in three will have broken another bone within just a...

Jun 13, 2007 09:58 AM

Cancer cells suppress large regions of DNA by a reversible p...

Cancer researchers at Sydney’s Garvan Institute, in collaboration with Spanish scientists, have formulated a new concept for how cancer cells can escape normal growth controls, which may have far-reaching implications fo...

Jun 13, 2007 09:58 AM

Cancer cells suppress large regions of DNA by a reversible p...

Cancer researchers at Sydney’s Garvan Institute, in collaboration with Spanish scientists, have formulated a new concept for how cancer cells can escape normal growth controls, which may have far-reaching implications fo...

Jun 13, 2007 09:58 AM

New prostate cancer marker helps identify men whose cancer i...

Prostate cancer researchers at Sydney’s Garvan Institute found a new marker for identifying aggressive prostate cancers.

Jun 13, 2007 09:58 AM

Garvan Scientists discover exclusivity of enzyme found in im...

Kate Jeffrey and colleagues in Garvan's Immunology and Inflammation Program have discovered a finding which has major implications for the design of a new class of anti-inflammatory drugs.