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Latest John P. A. Ioannidis Stories

2013-07-17 10:17:59

Clinical trials of drug treatments for neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's often fail because the animal studies that preceded them were poorly designed or biased in their interpretation.

Cancer Link To Certain Foods Challenged
2012-12-03 05:52:33

Many of the studies claiming to link certain types of food with an increased or decreased risk of cancer provide "weak" or only "nominally significant" statistical evidence to support their claims, according to new research.

2010-05-27 13:34:46

While genome-wide association (GWA) studies have identified several genetic risk factors for common cancers, their predictive power is limited by their small effect sizes.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.