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New drug that breaks down the ‘barbed wire’ around some cancers

New drug that breaks down the ‘barbed wire’ around some cancers

Perth researchers discover way to enhance immune response and drug treatment of stiff, difficult-to-treat solid cancers more

Microbial cell factories hold key to solving problems from antibiotic resistance to industrial pollution

Microbial cell factories hold key to solving problems from antibiotic resistance to industrial pollution

WA to benefit from $35m investment in synthetic biology more

Australia’s biggest charity bike ride raises $4.8M

Australia’s biggest charity bike ride raises $4.8M

Almost 1000 riders in the MACA Cancer 200 heading for Optus Stadium in Perth more

If running to the bus is painful, scientists discover way to develop a cure!

If running to the bus is painful, scientists discover way to develop a cure!

Perth team synthesises missing enzyme in rare genetic condition that makes exercise hurt. more

Engineers offer new hope for blood vessel surgery

A new biomaterial that could one day be used to help patients undergoing surgery on the largest artery in the body has been developed by... more

Student Publication Wins Award

Student Publication Wins Award

A significant study that found a link between an energy-producing gene and a hereditary heart condition has been awarded the annual James... more

Western Australians with kidney disease offered new drug trial

Western Australians with kidney disease offered new drug trial

A drug originally discovered at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research in Perth, and now being developed by Melbourne based... more

Perkins joins State-first program to accelerate digital health in WA

Perkins joins State-first program to accelerate digital health in WA

Perkins has joined forces with a consortium of partners across the WA medical research sector to develop and deliver the State’s first... more

Brain & Breast Cancer Collaborative Grant Recipient Announced

Brain & Breast Cancer Collaborative Grant Recipient Announced

Project led by Associate Professor Pilar Blancafort will be co-funded by an $890,000 investment from Cure Brain Cancer Foundation and... more

Researchers uncover new sarcoma gene

Researchers uncover new sarcoma gene

A team of WA researchers has uncovered new genes that could play an important role in the development of sarcoma, a group of rare bone,... more

Can your gut bacteria affect your heart health?

Can your gut bacteria affect your heart health?

A team of WA researchers have found evidence that your gut might have more of an impact on your heart than you may have thought. more

Medical research and innovation funding boost applauded by Perkins Director

Medical research and innovation funding boost applauded by Perkins Director

The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research in Nedlands hosted an announcement today by WA Premier, Hon. Mark McGowan MLA and Health... more

Walking 35kms is easier when you’re making a difference

Walking 35kms is easier when you’re making a difference

Nearly 500 women and men are taking part in the annual Hawaiian Walk for Women’s Cancer to raise money for breast and ovarian cancer... more

Golfers lend a hand for charity

Golfers lend a hand for charity

The story of a young man who lost his life soon after being diagnosed with a rare blood cancer and a talk given by a professor who hunts... more

Perth team solve forty-year genetic mystery

Perth team solve forty-year genetic mystery

A team of Perth geneticists has helped solve an international search for the cause of a rare muscle disease, jointly leading a... more

Perkins scientists celebrate international women’s day

Perkins scientists celebrate international women’s day

Despite a historic imbalance in gender in science, the number of women in science has been steadily growing in recent years. more

Researchers developing tools to predict risk of fatal illness

Researchers developing tools to predict risk of fatal illness

A team of Perth researchers is developing a precision DNA tests for major diseases that could help predict a person’s risk of having a... more

A new baby and cancer, all in 6 weeks

One woman’s determination to help find more ways to treat cancer more

Latest DNA sequencing technology arrives in Perth

Latest DNA sequencing technology arrives in Perth

WA cancer patient tumours to be analysed as early as February 2019 more

Perkins celebrates major funding success

Perkins celebrates major funding success

Researchers from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research received over $3.4 million in federal funding this week, with a grant... more

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