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2014-01-21 10:54:20

UCSF meta-analysis finds women at greater risk of being killed Someone with access to firearms is three times more likely to commit suicide and nearly twice as likely to be the victim of a homicide as someone who does not have access, according to a comprehensive review of the scientific literature conducted by researchers at UC San Francisco. The meta-analysis, published online Jan. 20, 2013, in Annals of Internal Medicine, pools results from 15 investigations, slightly more than half...

2013-12-30 23:24:04

Start the New Year Right By Planning to Attend SHARE and Learn How to Modernize Your Code with CM First Austin, TX (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 CM First announces plans to participate at SHARE in Anaheim, March 13, 2014; John Rhodes will be speaking about how to unlock your legacy code and increase business agility. The beginning of a new year is a great time to start off on a plan to modernize applications, allowing you to exploit new technologies such as Cloud and mobile. A great place...

2013-12-02 21:34:45

Procedure for report production and section on meta-analyses updated / New sections on early benefit assessment The German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) has completed the first step in the revision of its methods paper and published the version “General Methods 4.1” on the Internet on 28 November 2013. From now on the new document forms the basis for the scientific work of the Institute and its external experts and for collaboration with the commissioning...

2013-09-20 23:19:33

The newly launched statistical services would further refine the analysis already done. (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 The academic support company Dissertation Services recently announced a dedicated Meta analysis service as a part of its wider statistical support services. Meta Analysis basically means that the analysis that has already been done is re-analyzed. A spokesman for the company said that in a world with so much data, it is difficult, and in some cases impossible, to get genuine...

2013-07-17 10:19:17

A new study published in the open access journal PLOS Biology suggests that the scientific literature could be compromised by substantial bias in the reporting of animal studies, and may be giving a misleading picture of the chances that potential treatments could work in humans. Testing a new therapeutic intervention (such as a drug or surgical procedure) on human subjects is expensive, risky and ethically complex, so the vast majority are first tested on animals. Unfortunately, cost and...

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, according to a new study from an international team of researchers. More stringent requirements are needed to assess the significance of animal studies before testing the treatments in human patients, the researchers say. The team - led by John Ioannidis, MD, DSc, a professor of...

2013-07-17 10:06:02

Many new developments and initiatives have been introduced to improve the quality and translational value of animal research, and must continue with support from the wider scientific community. These are the conclusions of a new article in PLOS Medicine this week by Carlijn Hooijmans and colleagues from the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Netherlands, who summarize these new developments. Focusing on the quality of study conduct, reporting, and replication; systematic reviews...

2013-04-10 13:59:34

New guidelines for writing abstracts will help authors summarize their research A new extension to the PRISMA guideline on reporting systemic reviews and meta-analyses (types of studies that analyze information from many studies) will help authors to give a more robust summary (abstract) of their study and is detailed by an international group of researchers in this week's PLOS Medicine. These guidelines for abstracts of systemic reviews and meta-analyses are important, as the abstract...

2011-06-21 02:04:32

A review of tonsillectomy-technique studies found that some new methods have advantages over traditional methods, but others are equivalent, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Otolaryngology"“Head and Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. As background information, the article states that tonsillectomy is well established in terms of safety, but is often accompanied by pain, postsurgical bleeding, and a prolonged recovery. Traditionally, the operation has...

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2011-05-19 08:25:00

New statistical approach doesn't support claims that extra-sensory perception exists Can people truly feel the future? Researchers remain skeptical, according to a new study by Jeffrey Rouder and Richard Morey from the University of Missouri in the US, and the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, respectively. Their work (1) appears online in the Psychonomic Bulletin & Review (2), published by Springer. Although extra-sensory perception (ESP) seems impossible given our current...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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