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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

Woodside donates $1 million to cancer research at the Perkins

Woodside and the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research have today announced a partnership that will see Woodside support the... more

Toddler's melanoma diagnosis a shock

A Community Breakfast forum, in conjunction with a national Melanoma conference, had a very small but important guest in the audience... more

Once a fighter, now a survivor

Bev Nikolich believed the 'C' word was never going to happen to her. more

U.S. experts hail WA genetic resource

A Perth-based resource which facilitates rapid gene mapping in a number of serious diseases, has been highlighted by the Genetics Society... more

Trial to improve depression in dementia patients

A study through Perkins centre WACHA, the WA Centre for Health and Ageing, is testing a new approach to treating depressive symptoms in... more

Medical Researchers unite to champion Future Fund

Western Australia's three largest medical research institutes have joined other institutes across the nation in support of enhanced... more

Healthy babies thanks to muscular research

New Mum, Dr Gina Ravenscroft, is behind genetic research into muscle disease which is helping families to have healthy babies. more

Director shivers for a good cause

Professor Leedman has taken part in a video stunt which has gone viral around the world - the Ice Bucket Challenge - in order to raise... more

Diabetes study finds hidden 'obesity genes'

Australian researchers including Professor Grant Morahan from Perth's Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, have helped to... more

Step towards treatment for childhood cancer

Australian research has moved one step closer to developing a more effective treatment for a cancer which affects very young children,... more

Schizophrenia in the genes

The largest genome-wide association study of schizophrenia ever conducted has found that more than 100 genetic variants are associated... more

High profile award to WA scientist

An outstanding Western Australian researcher, Associate Professor Kevin Pfleger, has won the Endocrine Society of Australia's Mid-Career... more

Equity for patients with jack jumper ant allergies

Leading immunologists have called on the Federal Government to consider funding for venom immunotherapy to protect people who are highly... more

Researchers find genetic weakness for diabetes

Researchers from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research have helped find a genetic weakness for type 1 diabetes, paving the way... more

Researchers find link to failing heart in Muscular Dystrophy

Western Australian researchers have discovered a communication breakdown may be responsible for causing heart failure in people with... more

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