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Colloquium: The Raine Study A unique West Australian resource for health and medical researchers.

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The Raine Study A unique West Australian resource for health and medical researchers. : The Raine Study is one of the largest successful prospective cohorts of pregnancy, childhood, adolescence and now young adulthood in the world. Other events...
The Seminar:The Raine Study is one of the largest successful prospective cohorts of pregnancy, childhood, adolescence and now young adulthood in the world. It began in 1989 at King Edward Memorial Hospital with the recruitment of 2,900 pregnant women in early pregnancy. These families were followed through pregnancy and 2,868 children born to the mothers have been reviewed in detail at ages 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 10, 14, 17, 18, 20 and now at 23 years of age. Each member of the cohort has over 95,000 measures of health and disease and demographic data as well as information on more than 2.5 million genetic variants. The prospective longitudinal design of the Raine Study allows causal pathways of complex conditions such as cardiovascular, respiratory and psychiatric disease to be investigated. The Raine Study has already contributed to scientific research in many ways and led to novel discoveries across a range of disciplines, particularly childhood diseases.Since its inception in 1989, research studies using the Raine Study have generated more than $12.6 million from 27 grant applications from 12 funding bodies, the largest funding ($9.5 million) coming from the National Health & Medical Research Council. Research output has been increasing exponentially with over 130 research papers published in the past 3 years. The Raine Study is now moving into the adult years. At 23 years old, the cohort is well placed to assess the effects of the disturbing transition of obesity onset from the middle-aged population to younger age groups. By engaging with researchers in the fields of adult health and medicine the Raine Study has the potential to provide unprecedented data on the prevalence, clinical picture and risk factors for disease in early adulthood and beyond.
Speaker(s) Winthrop Professor Peter Eastwood
Location Room G33, Bayliss Lecture Theatre, Chemistry. The University of Western Australia
Contact Elizabeth Thompson <[email protected]>
Start Tue, 20 Aug 2013 13:00
End Tue, 20 Aug 2013 14:00
Submitted by Elizabeth Thompson <[email protected]>
Last Updated Thu, 22 Aug 2013 10:54
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