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OUR DIVISIONS

Research laboratories at the Perkins are organised into the following divisions and centres. 

CANCER AND CELL
BIOLOGY DIVISION

Perkins researchers have made major discoveries in the field of cancer including uncovering the SLIRP gene which controls hormone production in breast and prostate cancers, the tumour suppressor gene HLS5 and a process for normalising blood vessels in tumours to allow more effective absorption of cancer-combating drugs.

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CLINICAL SCIENCE
DIVISION

The Clinical Science Division at the Perkins is focussed on translational research to improve health outcomes. The research teams investigate diseases ranging from heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease and cancer. The division also encompasses the biomedical engineering teams that develop new medical devices.

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MOLECULAR MEDICINE
DIVISION

The Molecular Medicine Division focuses on factors that affect health and well being at the genetic, protein and population levels, with the common aim of improving diagnosis and treatment of disease.

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CENTRES AND FACILITIES

The Perkins houses and provides support to a number of leading research centres and facilities. These facilities offer essential services to the community or to researchers in Western Australia.

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RESEARCH NEWS & EVENTS

Dual win sees two Harry Perkins researchers awarded in 2020 Business Events Perth Aspire Awards

Business Events Perth, in partnership with the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, is pleased to announce that the inaugural Harry Perkins Aspire Award has been presented to two applicants:…

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Honeybee venom kills breast cancer cells

Venom from honeybees found to kill aggressive breast cancer cells – Australian research published in Nature Precision Oncology  Honeybee venom induces cancer cell death in hard to treat triple-negative breast cancer with minimal effect on healthy cells. Using…

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Gout drug prevents heart attacks

Common medicine used to treat gout found to prevent progression of coronary disease - international study published in New England Journal of Medicine by Perth researchers. A major clinical trial…

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