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Building the case for a closer look at known heart-disease genes

23/01/2019

Centenary Institute scientists have conducted a study which could change how researchers discover the causes of genetic heart disease. At the moment, the bulk of genetic testing focuses on the protein-coding sections of DNA to look for disease-causing variants. However, these protein-coding regions only make up about two-per-cent of our
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Professor Mark Gorrell, Centenary Institute, medical research
Improved insight into tumour growth

11/01/2019

The Centenary Institute has collaborated with fellow medical research institute, the Hudson Institute in Victoria, to develop a novel model system for accurately monitoring tumour stage and immune cells involvement. Head of Centenary’s Liver Enzymes in Metabolism and Inflammation Program, Professor Mark Gorrell, was involved in the research project. Ovarian
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Extra! Extra! Read all about it.

10/01/2019

Dr Ka Ka Ting, a researcher within Centenary’s Vascular Biology Program, has had one of her images featured on the front cover of scientific journal Diabetologia. Recently, Dr Ting led a study which found a novel drug (developed by Centenary scientists) could be used to effectively treat diabetic retinopathy; the main
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Centenary senior researcher aims to strengthen Australia-India ties

03/01/2019

Congratulations Dr Ulf Schmitz who has been awarded a 2019 Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) Early-and-Mid-Career Researcher (EMCR) Fellowship. Dr Schmitz is Head of the Computational BioMedicine Laboratory within Centenary’s Gene and Stem Cell Program. The AISRF EMCR Fellowship scheme offers successful applicants financial support worth up to $16,500 to
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VIDEO: 2018 – A Year in Review

21/12/2018

We would like to wish our generous supporters a safe and happy Christmas and New Year! This year, your belief in our life-saving researcher has helped us: Improve the diagnosis rate of a potentially deadly heart condition by up to 20 per cent. Discover a potential new pathway for cancer
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Breakthrough in preventing the spread of melanoma

20/12/2018

Researchers at the Centenary Institute in Sydney have led a study which has uncovered a brand-new target for melanoma metastasis; providing an improved understanding of how the cancer spreads and opening the door for more effective treatments. Australia and New Zealand have the highest rates of melanoma in the world.
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