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Renowned Perkins researcher appointed International Scholar

Renowned Perkins researcher appointed International Scholar

One of Australia’s leading scientists has been chosen alongside 40 researchers from 16 countries to receive a prestigious international... more

Hundreds of walkers take steps against women’s cancer

Hundreds of walkers take steps against women’s cancer

An inspiring group of 500 women and men joined together on Saturday 6 May to make strides against cancer in the Hawaiian Walk for... more

Why do young apparently healthy people keep dying of heart disease?

Why do young apparently healthy people keep dying of heart disease?

In four decades of public campaigns about the benefits of a healthy diet and regular exercise, Australia’s rate of heart disease has... more

Better diagnosis thanks to advanced new technology

Better diagnosis thanks to advanced new technology

Professor Nigel Laing AO and his team from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research have contributed to an improved method of... more

Perkins researchers secure grants to investigate critical health issues

Perkins researchers secure grants to investigate critical health issues

Researchers from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research have received more than $500,000 in funding in 2017 to investigate new... more

Perth Radiological Clinic staff step out for the Perkins

Perth Radiological Clinic staff step out for the Perkins

Throughout April, staff of the 20 Perth Radiological Clinics in Perth will be promoting the partnership between the Perth Radiological... more

Sound waves and laser beams – the new Perth technique for identifying bacteria and treating infections in an hour instead of days

Sound waves and laser beams – the new Perth technique for identifying bacteria and treating infections in an hour instead of days

On World Kidney Day (March 9) the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research in Perth announces that a new-age technique, funded in part... more

Perkins medical entrepreneur wins 40under40

Perkins medical entrepreneur wins 40under40

Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research researcher, Associate Professor Kevin Pfleger, has been awarded a 2017 40under40 award for... more

New tool to help women avoid second breast cancer surgery

New tool to help women avoid second breast cancer surgery

This International Women’s Day (8 March) the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research announces it has developed a new device with... more

Gout medicine used to prevent heart attacks

Gout medicine used to prevent heart attacks

A major clinical trial involving around 5,000 patients to determine whether a new use for an old drug can reduce heart attacks in... more

Ground-breaking new study doubles the estimate of our functional genes

Ground-breaking new study doubles the estimate of our functional genes

A landmark study mapping a poorly understood class of genes, has found evidence of links with major diseases, such as heart disease,... more

Band of doctors reunite to defeat cancer

Band of doctors reunite to defeat cancer

Around 35 years ago, some of WA's top medical specialists, rocked their way through medical school to help pay the bills. more

Perkins Director applauds commitment to WA medical research

Perkins Director applauds commitment to WA medical research

The Director of the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, Professor Peter Leedman, commended today’s announcement, made as part... more

David Bowie’s lethal cancer on the rise

David Bowie’s lethal cancer on the rise

While the risk of dying in Australia from the most common types of cancers is decreasing, the cancer which killed David Bowie is... more

Calling all budding young scientists

Calling all budding young scientists

An exciting new school holiday program for 10-14 year olds is set to launch at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research in Nedlands. more

Goodbye to golden locks for a great cause

Goodbye to golden locks for a great cause

After years of charity runs, Fiona Kemp decided to go a cut above and shave off her trademark golden locks to raise much needed funds for... more

New treatment targeting chronic kidney disease

New treatment targeting chronic kidney disease

A new breakthrough treatment, based on technology developed by researchers at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, could... more

Perkins celebrates NHMRC funding success

Researchers at the Perkins will share in a total of over $5.9 million in funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council... more

One day that changed my world

One day that changed my world

Natalie Mathews was 43 years old with no noticeable lump and no family history of breast cancer when her GP sent her for a precautionary... more

Perkins commends forward-thinking MRFF priorities

Perkins commends forward-thinking MRFF priorities

The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research has welcomed an announcement from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), highlighting a... more

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