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

UWA student wins 100th Rhodes Scholarship

A UWA student, and strong supporter of the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship. more

Improving lives of people with Diabetes

An Australian health care company will use the personal genetic signature of patients with type 2 diabetes to try to prevent them having... more

Sunlight has slimming effect

New research into Type 2 diabetes has found that sunlight suppresses the development of obesity. more

Dad's Army battles cancer

One of the 2014 teams in the Sunsuper Ride to Conquer Cancer, "Dad's Army" was named in honour of their much-loved fathers. more

A strong finish: riders brave the rain to do something big about cancer

It was a wet end to the Sunsuper Ride to Conquer Cancer, but there were smiles all round as 1311 riders arrived at McCallum Park after an... more

2014 Ride - $5.2 million raised for cancer research!

The 2014 Sunsuper Ride to Conquer Cancer began with the announcement that 1311 riders helped raise over $5.2 million for the Harry... more

Grants for Perkins' Researchers

Researchers at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research have received substantial grants through this year's Federal government's... more

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