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August 30, 2015

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August 30, 2015

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

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

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

Big Data Analysis Platform to Unveil Gene Interactions in Cancer

June 23, 2015 — A breakthrough in cancer genomics has been achieved by developing a novel big data analysis platform for analyzing the interactions among genes. The analysis platform unveils the unregulated patterns ... read more

May 27, 2015 — The increasing inequality in income and wealth in recent years, together with excessive pay packages of CEOs in the U.S. and abroad, is of growing concern. Researchers have now examines income ... read more

May 14, 2015 — New theories on game intelligence could change the world of team sports forever. Game intelligence is not necessarily something you are born with but something you can learn, according to new ... read more

Housing Market Cycles Have Become Longer

May 1, 2015 — A statistical analysis of data from 20 industrial countries covering the period 1970 to 2012 suggests housing market pricing cycles -- normal, boom and bust phases -- have become longer over the last ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — Temperature is a statistical concept. Very small systems, consisting of a small number of particles, are not usually described statistically. Scientists have now measured how quantum systems reach a ... read more

Apr. 1, 2015 — New research reveals a surprising insight: publicly-traded firms die off at the same rate regardless of their age or economic ... read more

Taking Madness out of March Madness

Mar. 4, 2015 — A business professor takes the madness out of the month with his "Dance Card" Method for determining NCAA March Madness brackets, also known as ... read more

Twitter Chatter Predicts Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment

Mar. 4, 2015 — An increase in Twitter sentiment (the positivity or negativity of tweets) is associated with an increase in state-level enrollment in the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) health insurance marketplaces ... read more

Zombie Outbreak? Statistical Mechanics Reveals the Ideal Hideout; And Informs Real Disease Modeling

Feb. 27, 2015 — A team researchers focusing on a fictional zombie outbreak as an approach to disease modeling suggests heading for the hills, in the Rockies, to save your brains from the ... read more

Uncertainties Must Be Taken Into Account in Fisheries Stock Assessment

Feb. 25, 2015 — Fisheries stock assessment provides information on the status of fish stocks and the impact of fishing on stock development. Since no direct information on fish stock size or fishing mortality rates ... read more

Tracing Languages Back to Their Common Ancestors Through the Statistics of Sound Shifts

Feb. 19, 2015 — A statistical technique that sorts out when changes to words’ pronunciations most likely occurred in the evolution of a language offers a renewed opportunity to trace words and languages back to ... read more

Feb. 17, 2015 — A new, automated method for classifying hundreds of kilometres of the deep sea floor in a way that is more cost efficient, quicker and more objective than previously possible has been developed by ... read more

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