Research on most difficult to treat breast cancer wins national awards

At the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research in Nedlands, Dr Anabel Sorolla Bardaji and a cancer research team, is investigating the use of tiny ‘nanoparticles’ as a treatment for one of the mos

Perth scientist on international hunt for neuromuscular disease genes

The search for disease genes that affect people’s ability to perform voluntary movements is taking Perth scientist Sarah Beecroft, and precious genetic material from Australia and New Zealand, to Lond

MACA digs deep for medical research

What does a Perth mining services company gain from supporting WA’s largest charity bike ride? Far more than just brand recognition.

Gentlemen, let's talk about the prostate

We know cancer is the uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body and that it can occur in almost any type of tissue cell, which means the term cancer actually refers to over 100 dif

Superbugs to kill ‘more than cancer’ by 2050

When any of us needs a little inspiration at the Perkins there’s a small sample of mould we can visit that’s mounted on the wall in a little plastic container on the first floor.

WA researchers rewarded for leading cancer and genetic disease research

The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research (Perkins) in Perth has been awarded three of Australia’s most prestigious Research Fellowships from the National Health and Medical Research Council Res

Advancements in melanoma research changing the game

HAWTHORN football club captain Jarryd Roughead is a walking advertisement for the success of medical research.

Limitless potential and limited funding

We are fortunate to have a high-quality medical research environment in WA.

Commercialising medical research

Australia’s medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector is showing encouraging signs for future investors.

The Art of Research

Recently, five much loved WA artists took on a novel challenge of expressing their support for medical research by decorating lab coats in their distinctive styles.

How to stop families playing genetic roulette

The Federal Government last month announced the largest single investment of the Medical Research Future Fund. It focuses on screening for genetic diseases.

Biotech investment delivers boon to WA trial facility

If you’re suffering from advanced stages of cancer the best news your oncologist can deliver, apart from saying you’re winning the battle, is that you’re eligible for a promising new drug trial.

Biomedical engineers investigate why millions of catheters fail

Researchers from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research have helped explain the high failure rate of one of the most commonly used medical devices in the world.  

Rapid heartbeat mystery uncovered – thinking outside of the box

Researchers at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research have identified a group of genes that are a likely cause of atrial fibrillation, or the rapid beating of the heart.

Are we winning the fight against cancer?

The answer is a resounding yes. Outcomes for Australians with cancer have improved significantly in the past 30 years.