45 and Up Study reaches first major milestone

Latest news: 20 November 2012. The 45 and Up Study has hit a major milestone: launching the first five-year check-up of its 250,000 participants since they signed up to the Study. The follow-up to the Study will be the first of many and is designed to determine what has...

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45 and Up Study participants in the spotlight

Latest news: 20 November 2012. Six participants aged 52 to 88 fronted the media in October 2012 to explain their participation in the 45 and Up Study as it hit its first major milestone – the follow-up of the 250,000 people taking part to see how their health is...

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Sax Institute launches SURE, an Australian-first technology initiative

Latest news: 20 November 2012. Faster, more comprehensive answers to Australia’s most pressing health questions are now within the grasp of researchers following the launch of SURE, the Secure Unified Research Environment. SURE is a secure computing environment designed specifically for health researchers to access, store and rapidly analyse...

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Australian-first technology initiative a shot in the arm for health research

Media release: 5 July 2012. Faster, more comprehensive answers to Australia’s most pressing health questions are now within the grasp of researchers following the launch of an innovative $4million public-good technology initiative in Sydney today. SURE – the Secure Unified Research Environment – is Australia’s first high-performance “virtual computing...

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Using data to improve healthcare

Latest news: 20 November 2012. Our launch of the Secure Unified Research Environment (SURE) drew attention from technology media interested in the power of Big Data to improve healthcare. Media reports: Big data a SURE thing for healthcare ZDNet eResearch unlocks answers to pressing problems eHealthspace.org

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Health research: making the dollars count

The Conversation

Opinion: 6 June 2012. By Professor Sally Redman, CEO, Sax Institute This week’s release of the NSW Health and Medical Research Strategic Review identifies many opportunities to strengthen research and ensure the community extracts the maximum possible benefit from its investment. The Review itself – chaired by Peter Wills...

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Community can provide answers for diabetes

Opinion: 20 April, 2012. By Professor Emily Banks, Scientific Director, 45 and Up Study.  Diabetes presents huge challenges for doctors, policy makers and the wider community and healthcare system. The current annual cost to the economy of type 2 diabetes is $6 billion, and projections that the number of...

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Size does matter: why large-scale research is a must for public health

The Conversation

Opinion: 27 March 2012. By Professor Emily Banks, Scientific Director, 45 and Up Study. Researchers are becoming increasingly intrigued by the idea that too much sitting is bad news for health, and a landmark Australian paper published today in Archives of Internal Medicine has dealt yet another body blow...

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Stand up: your life could depend on it

Media release: 27 March 2012. Standing up more often may reduce your chances of dying within three years, even if you are already physically active, a study of more than 200,000 people published in Archives of Internal Medicine today shows. The study found that adults who sat 11 or...

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Sitting time research gets international attention

Latest news: 20 November 2012. Research using the 45 and Up Study to investigate the link between sitting time and increased mortality risk attracted widespread attention. The study, published in Archives of Internal Medicine, found that adults who sat 11 or more hours a day had a 40% increased...

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