Ice Bucket Challenge helps MND research in WA

The Ice Bucket Challenge, which resulted in 30,000 Australians being doused with icy water last year, has generated a $1.05 million grant... more

Teaching stem cells to forget the past

Teaching stem cells to forget the past

Professor Ryan Lister has been awarded a $50,000 2015 Metcalf prize, from the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia, in recognition... more

Changing view of Muscular Dystrophy

Changing view of Muscular Dystrophy

A new publication in eminent journal, Brain, has changed the way neurologists across the world will look at the disease Muscular Dystrophy. more

Woodside Cancer Research Fellow announced

Internationally renowned cancer researcher, Professor Ruth Ganss, has been awarded the prestigious Woodside Cancer Research Fellowship to... more

Mitochondria link to Fatty Liver Disease

Research at the Perkins is leading the way in its field by providing a new understanding of fatty liver disease, which is an increasing... more

New ideas for treating kidney disease

Newly published research from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research is the foundation stone for human trials that may lead to a... more

Brain Bee at the Perkins

Australia's 'brainiest' student, Jade Pham proved herself in the national finals of the Brain Bee Challenge at the Harry Perkins... more

Scholarships for bright students

The Perth community is backing young medical researchers who have the potential to improve future health in the areas of cancer, ageing,... more

Striding towards a better future

Walkers who took part in this year's Weekend to End Women's Cancers raised an amazing $1.8 million, supporting breast and ovarian cancer... more

Fellowships honour Perkins Professors

Leading health and medical science minds from across the country have come together to establish the Australian Academy of Health and... more

Medical Research Future Fund will help tough career choices

The Director of Western Australia's adult medical research institute has welcomed the news that the Federal government will continue to... more

Sharpening the focus on muscle diseases

Greater scientific knowledge due to new DNA sequencing technology has prompted a major review of the way researchers are looking at... more

Reversing the Brain Drain

Reversing the Brain Drain

An internationally renowned genomic researcher has returned to his home town of Perth after 20 years. more

Perkins Director Professor Peter Leedman thanks supporters

Watch our 2014 highlights video and have a safe and happy holiday season. more

Exciting developments in Diabetes research

Dr Joey Kaye, who is the Director of Diabetes Services at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Nedlands says that Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes... more

Pod of life a gift to medical research

The Perkins is proud to be displaying unique Australian sculptures which were a gift from our founding sponsor, Wesfarmers, to honour its... more

Women's Cancer Research to benefit from Wesfarmers Gift

A substantial philanthropic gift from Wesfarmers will have a major impact on women's cancer research in Western Australia. more

Historic first for fellowships

Australia's most prestigious mid-career medical research Fellowships have been awarded to three very talented early career scientists who... more

Outcomes for the mentally ill do not improve with age

New research has confirmed that people with severe mental disorders who reach older age have lower life expectancy compared with their... more

B-vitamins can help beat depression: study

Supplementing current anti-depressant medication with B vitamins improves response to treatment. more

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