The latest Breath of LIFE magazine

Breath of LIFE Winter 2017 Here’s the latest issue of Breath of L I F E, the magazine of Lung Information & Friendship for Everyone. L I F E is the Institute for Respiratory Health’s support group for people with chronic lung disease. As well as lots of news, humour and healthy eating tips, there are […]

Investigating the body’s natural immune response to mesothelioma

Investigating the body’s natural immune response to mesothelioma Dr Sally Lansley, a researcher within our Pleural Medicine Unit has recently won a Cancer Council WA grant to investigate the effect of fibroblast growth factor 9 on the body’s natural immune response to mesothelioma. Malignant mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that kills one person every 12 […]

Volunteer group raise money for cystic fibrosis

Volunteer group raise money for cystic fibrosis Conquer Cystic Fibrosis are once again hosting their Grand Ball on Saturday 13 May at Crown Perth. Purchase  Conquer CF Grand Ball tickets here Conquer CF are a volunteer fundraising group. It is run by a group of dedicated parents of children with CF and their friends. They are […]

Dust exposure and bacterial lung infections in remote Indigenous communities

Can dust particles exacerbate infections and chronic lung conditions? Earth-derived (geogenic) dust particles are extremely high in remote Australia. They are believed to be a contributing factor in the increased rates and severity of bacterial lung infections and chronic lung diseases seen in Indigenous communities. Dr Holly Clifford, a researcher from Telethon Kids is the […]

Clinical Trials

Join a Clinical Trial If you live with a respiratory illness, a clinical trial may give you access to new, innovative treatments as well as first class care from a range of specialists. Clinical trials are research studies involving people. They test ways to treat and prevent disease and are the gold standard tests for decisions […]

Walk or Run for a Reason

Walk or Run for a Reason Join us as we walk, jog or run in this years HBF Run for a Reason on Sunday 28th May Your support will help our scientists further their research into the causes and treatments of chronic respiratory conditions such as: Asthma Chronic bronchitis & emphysema (COPD) Bronchiectasis Cystic fibrosis Lung cancer Pneumonia […]