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February 10, 2016

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February 10, 2016

Watching the Ribosome at Work

Dec. 18, 2015 — A new statistical method could help to clarify the function of unknown genes. A research team has adapted and tested a filter method from speech signal processing that makes sequencing data more ... read more

New Approach Allows Better Modelling of Crucial Economic Activities Over Time

Nov. 10, 2015 — Researchers have developed a better method for modelling important kinds of economic data that may be useful for studying workforces, economic development, health, macroeconomics and other phenomena ... read more

Scientists Devise New Method to Solve Significant Variables Conundrum

Oct. 26, 2015 — Scientists have presented an alternative method to address the challenge of using significant variables to make useful predictions in areas such as complex ... read more

Oct. 13, 2015 — An expert statistics researcher is helping conservation efforts for endangered animals utilizing science and statistics with virtual ... read more

New Tools Help Provide Vital Demographics, Population Statistics to Policymakers

Oct. 6, 2015 — Those looking for data and analytical reports often turn to the American Community Survey (ACS) from the US Census, which provides data such as unemployment, median household income, and housing ... read more

Pushing Boundaries in Software Analytics

Oct. 6, 2015 — Researchers have developed an automated 'debugging' approach called Adaptive Multimodal Bug Localisation (AML). AML gleans debugging hints from both bug reports and test cases, and it ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — Statistics is one of the fastest-growing degrees in the US, but the growth may not be enough to satisfy the high demand for -- statisticians in technology, consumer products, health care, government, ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — A team of scientists received a National Science Foundation grant to use big data to develop a new approach they say will improve how mood disorders are classified. Their aim is to use big data to ... read more

Scientists Use Instagram Data to Forecast Top Models at New York Fashion Week

Sep. 3, 2015 — Researchers have predicted the popularity of new faces to the world of fashion modeling with over 80 percent accuracy using advanced computational methods and data from ... read more

Statistical Advances Help Unlock Mysteries of the Human Microbiome

Aug. 13, 2015 — Advances in the field of statistics are helping to unlock the mysteries of the human microbiome -- the vast collection of microorganisms living in and on the bodies of ... read more

Big Data and the Social Character of Genes

Aug. 13, 2015 — Researchers have managed to narrow down 900 million possibilities requiring examination of the connection between genetic markers and genetic expression to just 340,000, in the process identifying ... read more

Statisticians Using Social Media to Track Foodborne Illness and Improve Disaster Response

Aug. 12, 2015 — The growing popularity and use of social media around the world is presenting new opportunities for statisticians to glean insightful information from the infinite stream of posts, tweets and other ... read more

Statistical Model Predicts With High Accuracy Play-Calling Tendency of NFL Teams

Aug. 12, 2015 — If a defensive coordinator of a National Football League team could predict with high accuracy whether their team's opponent will call a pass or run play during a game, he would become a rock ... read more

Statistical Model Helps Police Identify Crime Series; Speeds Apprehension of Perpetrators

Aug. 11, 2015 — A statistical model -- now an easy-to-use software tool -- local police can use to identify a series of related crimes and nab a suspect has been unveiled. Crime linkage is the investigative process ... read more

Statisticians Develop New 2-Cycle Dose-Finding Method for Personalized Cancer Treatments

Aug. 10, 2015 — A new technique developed by statisticians that is helping doctors optimize the dose of a new cancer treatment patients receive in phase I/ II clinical ... read more

Statistical Model Uses Transaction Attributes to Better Target Marketing Resources

Aug. 10, 2015 — A new statistical model that businesses can use to approximate an upper limit on the appropriate amount of marketing dollars they should invest in retaining their most important ... read more

Analytics for Resilience

Aug. 10, 2015 — Statistical models are playing an increasingly important role in risk analysis and helping the United States and other countries around the globe mitigate the effects of natural and human-made ... read more

Big Data Analytical Advances from Academia, Business Are Enhancing Exploration of Universe

Aug. 10, 2015 — Statisticians have combined state-of-the-art analytical techniques from the academic and business worlds to tackle the Big Data challenges confronting astrophysicists and astronomers as they explore ... read more

Statistical Technique Helps Cancer Researchers Understand Tumor Makeup, Personalize Care

Aug. 9, 2015 — A new statistical method for analyzing next-generation sequencing data helps researchers study the genome of various organisms such as human tumors and could help bring about personalized cancer ... read more

Artificial Intelligence Improves Fine Wine Price Prediction

Aug. 4, 2015 — The price fluctuation of fine wines can now be predicted more accurately using a novel artificial intelligence approach. The method could be used to help fine wine investors make more informed ... read more

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