Retirement a window to a healthier lifestyle, study reveals

Latest news: 26 November 2015. Upon his retirement, Allan Wareham hit the ground running ‒ marathon running that is. The 76-year-old, who is one of 267,000 participants of the 45 and Up Study, retired in 1996 and decided it was the ideal time to take his fitness seriously. A...

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Sequencing the genomes of the “wellderly”

Latest news: 26 November 2015. What does the genome of a healthy older Australian look like? This is the question that a new collaboration between the 45 and Up Study and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research is hoping to answer through a project to sequence the genomes of...

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Australia reaping Big Data benefits from 45 and Up Study

Event wrap: 26 November 2015. The Sax institute’s 45 and Up Study is growing as a significant Big Data resource, with novel data linkages allowing researchers to embark on wide-ranging projects such as predictive modelling of disease and the using pathology records to identify chronic disease treatment gaps. Other...

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INSIGHTS | Professor Emily Banks

Video: 18 November 2015. In our video series, INSIGHTS, we interview public health leaders to glean some pearls of wisdom about what important developments they have witnessed over the course of their careers. In this video, Professor Emily Banks explains how she became hooked on epidemiology and shares insights on the...

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Faster, higher, stronger: genome and cancer projects propel Australia’s biggest health study towards new frontiers

Media release: 12 November 2015. Major enhancements to the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study to be outlined today will help create the world’s largest public genome database to drive cutting-edge research to identify the genetic causes of conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer and kidney disease. The...

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Men, not their doctors, are best at predicting their own mortality

Latest news: 6 October 2015. A new Australian report based on data collected by the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study has shown that, from mid-life, men are the best predictors of their own mortality, The Financial Review reported. When they focus on it realistically, they know how they...

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