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Our disease focus

Our disease focus

Perkins researchers focus on some of the major diseases that affect our community. more

Winning researcher translates science to medicine

Assistant Professor Gina Ravenscroft from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research has won the Raine Medical Research Foundation... more

A new way to find out if back problems need surgery

A new way to find out if back problems need surgery

A group of clinical researchers from Perth and Germany have discovered that a technique commonly used in surgery on the brain is an... more

Award for emerging innovator, MiReven

Award for emerging innovator, MiReven

MiReven, a company involving the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, the University of WA and the Medical Research... more

Linear takes out export awards

Linear takes out export awards

Linear Clinical Research Ltd, has won a number of prizes at the Department of Commerce 2013 Western Australian Industry and Export... more

Towards a better treatment for head and neck cancers

Researchers from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research have taken an important step towards improved treatment of head and neck... more

Outstanding cancer researchers honoured with new awards

Outstanding cancer researchers honoured with new awards

Outstanding cancer researchers honoured with new awards more

Five million dollars raised by 2013 Sunsuper Ride to Conquer Cancer

Five million dollars raised by 2013 Sunsuper Ride to Conquer Cancer

More than 13 hundred riders who braved early morning showers to gather at the start line for the Sunsuper Ride to Conquer Cancer on... more

Cell therapy for diabetics supported

Cell therapy for diabetics supported

A researcher with the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, was awarded a Commercialisation Australia Skills & Knowledge Grant of... more

A healthy lifestyle helps you survive bowel cancer

A healthy lifestyle helps you survive bowel cancer

A Perkins study found that women diagnosed with colorectal cancer who were physically active, didn't smoke and weren't overweight or... more

Important link to anaemia

Important link to anaemia

Research in the Cell Signalling Laboratory uncovered a link between an enzyme in the body known as "Lyn" and anaemia, a blood disorder... more

SLIRP affects sperm's swimming ability

SLIRP affects sperm's swimming ability

A gene discovered at the Perkins, which affects hormone action in breast and prostate cancer cells, has now been proven to have an impact... more

Cancers Resistant to Chemotherapy Because of "Notch Signalling"

Scientists at the Perkins have made an exciting discovery which may lead to more effective chemotherapy treatments of bowel cancer patients. more

Important gene discovery in debilitating muscle disease

Important gene discovery in debilitating muscle disease

An international collaboration of scientists, coordinated by the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research has discovered one of the... more

Study questions the effectiveness of coffee for weight loss

Perkins researchers hoping to demonstrate improved cardiovascular function among coffee lovers have found that drinking too much of the... more

Depression and back pain: the chicken or the egg?

Depression and back pain: the chicken or the egg?

A Perkins researcher has found that depression and back pain are part of a vicious cycle which reinforce each other. more

Discovery opens door for breast, prostate cancer treatments

Discovery opens door for breast, prostate cancer treatments

A team of Western Australian cancer researchers interested in the strong link between hormones and cancer have discovered three new... more

Major advance in identifying genetic risk of type 1 diabetes

Work by Perth researchers could revolutionise testing for Type 1 diabetes around the world. more

Good news for sleep deprived

You might feel tired if you don't sleep well, but the good news is that women who are poor sleepers are no more likely to be diagnosed... more

Research uncovers link between gene regulator and high blood pressure

A new study investigating the effects of the gene Regulator of G protein Signalling 5 (RGS5) has revealed a strong connection between... more

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