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Screen the Healthy?

By | March 12, 2014

In light of a study that showed blood-based biomarkers could predict future cognitive impairment, researchers discuss statistical analyses and the problem of false positives.

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BPTW: By the Numbers

By | August 1, 2013

Take a closer look at some of the statistics generated by The Scientist's Best Place to Work Academia 2013 survey.

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Opinion: Statistical Misconceptions

By | July 31, 2013

Researchers must be wary of the common mistakes of correlation analysis when drawing conclusions about the nature of their data.

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Worried Sick

By | July 1, 2013

Expectations can make you ill. Fear can make you fragile. Understanding the nocebo effect may help prevent this painful phenomenon.

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Bad Stats Plague Neuroscience

By | April 16, 2013

A new study blames the unreliable nature of some research in the field on underpowered statistical analyses.

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Stats Are Right Most of the Time

By | January 28, 2013

A new analysis suggests that only 14 percent of published biomedical results are wrong, despite prominent opinions to the contrary.

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A Little Help from My Friends

By | July 1, 2012

How to get the most out of your collaboration with bioinformaticians

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Opinion: Confounded Cancer Markers

By | December 7, 2011

Prognostic signatures have become popular tools in cancer research, but it turns out signatures made of random genes are prognostic as well.

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The Father of Trial Randomization Dies

By | August 15, 2011

Statistician Paul Meier, who championed the random assignment of patients to treatment groups in clinical trials, changed the way the researchers test experimental drugs.

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Heritability of Intelligence

By | August 9, 2011

A new study of thousands of people in Europe quantifies the genetic underpinnings of intelligence, finding that some 50 percent of smarts stems from genes.

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