Diabetes study finds hidden 'obesity genes'

Australian researchers including Professor Grant Morahan from Perth's Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, have helped to... more

Step towards treatment for childhood cancer

Australian research has moved one step closer to developing a more effective treatment for a cancer which affects very young children,... more

Schizophrenia in the genes

The largest genome-wide association study of schizophrenia ever conducted has found that more than 100 genetic variants are associated... more

High profile award to WA scientist

An outstanding Western Australian researcher, Associate Professor Kevin Pfleger, has won the Endocrine Society of Australia's Mid-Career... more

Equity for patients with jack jumper ant allergies

Leading immunologists have called on the Federal Government to consider funding for venom immunotherapy to protect people who are highly... more

Researchers find genetic weakness for diabetes

Researchers from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research have helped find a genetic weakness for type 1 diabetes, paving the way... more

Researchers find link to failing heart in Muscular Dystrophy

Western Australian researchers have discovered a communication breakdown may be responsible for causing heart failure in people with... more

Professor Peter Klinken appointed Chief Scientist of WA

The former Director of the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, and internationally renowned cancer researcher, Professor Peter... more

Mammogram saves the day

Pic Lee Song, who is inspiring others with her fundraising for the 2015 Weekend to End Women's Cancers, owes her life to professional... more

Visiting students excited by new medical research program

Penrhos College students with a flair for science were the first in line to experience the inaugural "Perkins Profs Academy" program at... more

Twin town mayors visit the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research

Partnerships were strengthened this week when Houston Mayor Annise Parker and City of Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi visited the Harry... more

MiReven receives United States patent

MiReven Pty Ltd, an Australian microRNA company commercialising discoveries from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research on the... more

Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research inaugural walk raises $2.2 million

An enthusiastic crowd of 845 women and men challenged themselves to a gruelling 60km walk over two days in the first ever Perth Weekend... more

Accolades for mitochondrial diseases team

Professor Aleksandra Filipovska has won a prestigious international award from the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular... more

New understanding of protein's role in mitochondrial gene regulation

A PhD student at the Perkins' has had interesting findings after investigating a protein, which is associated with the mitochondria. more

Harry Perkins Institute researchers help create atlas of gene expression

The first comprehensive map of gene activity across the human body has been published in the top international journal. more

New research into aggressive breast cancer

A Perkins scientist's ground breaking work into breast cancer growth could provide effective new ways to treat the most aggressive types... more

New Perkins Director brings fresh focus to Institute

In a major change for the Perkins, this week saw the appointment of a new Director, Professor Peter Leedman. more

Prime Minister opens Perkins headquarters

This week the Australian Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbott MP, officially opened our new $122 million flagship research facility at... more

Exciting future for medical research in Perth

Western Australia's premier adult medical research institute, the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, is officially opening its... more

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