statistics
Medical Statistician Doug Altman Dies
Medical Statistician Doug Altman Dies
Kerry Grens | Jun 5, 2018
The cofounder of the EQUATOR Network devoted his career to boosting transparency and improving the quality of clinical research.
Emails Reveal Questionable Practices by Cornell Food Scientist and His Coauthors
Emails Reveal Questionable Practices by Cornell Food Scientist and His Coauthors
Shawna Williams | Feb 27, 2018
The correspondence points to routine data-massaging at a high-profile lab.
ACS Statistics Reveal Continuing Declines in Cancer Mortality
ACS Statistics Reveal Continuing Declines in Cancer Mortality
Catherine Offord | Apr 1, 2017
Despite an overall decrease in the number of US cancer deaths, some cancer types are on the rise, and disparities remain between genders and ethnicities.
Jason Castro Tackles Olfactory Mysteries
Jason Castro Tackles Olfactory Mysteries
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 1, 2016
Assistant Professor, Bates College. Age: 37
2016 Salary Survey: By the Numbers
2016 Salary Survey: By the Numbers
The Scientist Staff | Oct 31, 2016
This year's life sciences salary survey turned up some interesting trends in the U.S. and around the world.
ESP on Trial
ESP on Trial
Catherine Offord | Sep 1, 2016
In the 1930s, parapsychologist Joseph Banks Rhine aimed to use scientific methods to confirm the existence of extrasensory perception, but faced criticisms of dubious analyses and irreproducible results.
Faulty Statistics Muddy fMRI Results
Faulty Statistics Muddy fMRI Results
Tanya Lewis | Jul 6, 2016
An analysis of the widely used technique calls into question the validity of 40,000 studies.
Composite Endpoints in Clinical Trials
Composite Endpoints in Clinical Trials
Sarah C.P. Williams | Jul 1, 2016
There’s a right way and a wrong way to boost the statistical sensitivity of this type of clinical studies.
How to Use P-Values Correctly
How to Use P-Values Correctly
Kerry Grens | Mar 9, 2016
The American Statistical Association offers guidance on best practices for the oft-misused tool.
Methylation’s Role in Eusocial Insect Behavior Questioned
Methylation’s Role in Eusocial Insect Behavior Questioned
Catherine Offord | Jan 22, 2016
Researchers re-examine the evidence for DNA methylation as the cause of behavioral differences among social insects.