New way to monitor drug delivery thanks to deep sea shrimp

An enzyme squirted out of deep sea shrimp causing a bright blue burst to scare away predators is the key to innovative scientific work to... more

Leading law firm partners with the Perkins

The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research is pleased to announce a partnership with law firm Herbert Smith Freehills. The Director... more

Queens Birthday Honour for Perkins Professor

Queens Birthday Honour for Perkins Professor

The Governor-General has appointed an eminent Western Australian Medical Researcher, Professor Nigel Laing, as an Officer in the General... more

Research could help pregnant women and babies

Exciting research from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research has found new answers for pregnant women with high blood pressure,... more

Genetic breakthrough helps couples hoping for healthy child

The Perkins Laboratory for Neurogenetic diseases has made a breakthrough in a lethal muscle disease, which gives affected parents the... more

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

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