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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
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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