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Proteins on the loose in a debilitating childhood disease

11 May 2017

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).

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World Parkinson's Day: “Fish with Parkinson’s” uncover a druggable pathway

11 Apr 2017

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 people.

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Garvan's One-two punch for pancreatic cancer

6 Apr 2017

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 today in Science Translational Medicine.

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