Your wellbeing – your plan

Your wellbeing – your plan Recently Bob Ziegler from COTA WA met with the L I F E group to update members on developments in aged care under the new consumer directed care (CDC) model being implemented across Australia, and more recently in WA. Under CDC it is the consumers who say what kind of services will help […]

Meet our new Leadership Team

Meet our new leadership team After recently retiring as the Director of the Institute on 31st May, Emeritus Professor Geoff Laurent is now looking forward to pursuing his research interest in regenerative medicine. He is currently spending time overseas advancing the UHU agreement; a collaboration between The University of Western Australia, Helmholtz Zentrum München and […]

Feeling breathless?

Do you feel breathless even with your current treatment? Breathlessness can be a frightening and overwhelming problem that is difficult to treat. The Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative are currently looking for people who have COPD (emphysema) and continue to feel breathless even with current treatment. The outcome of this study may enable better management of […]


 THE GLENN BROWN MEMORIAL GRANT A GRANT FOR RESEARCH INTO CYSTIC FIBROSIS AND BRONCHIECTASIS Applications close 5pm Wednesday 23rd August 2017 This grant is made possible by the generous time and energy of volunteers who have dedicated themselves to raising funds for cystic fibrosis research in memory of Glenn Brown.  Glenn, a schoolboy from Kalgoorlie tragically lost his […]

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 […]