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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

Potential new way to slow growth of prostate cancer cells

New insights by Perkin's researchers into how a tiny microRNA molecule may suppress prostate tumours have been published internationally,... more

$5M Breast cancer study uncovers new treatment targets

Australian researchers have identified new markers and treatment targets for women with breast cancer. more

Perkins expert helps revolutionise world view of disease

An expert of neuromuscular diseases, Perkins Professor Nigel Laing, has helped revolutionise the way doctors will diagnose muscle... more

Turning cancer genes on and off

Researchers at the Perkins revealed a ground-breaking new molecular structure involved in turning genes on and off in cancer. more

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