The odds of asthma

A number of factors during infancy increase the risk that a child will later develop asthma.

Statistically speaking

Statistician Roderick Little, Ph.D., the Richard D. Remington Distinguished University Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan, discussed his work analyzing data sets with missing values during his recent Flexner Discovery Lecture.

University of Michigan’s Little set for next Discovery Lecture

Roderick Little, Ph.D., a statistician with expertise in the analysis of data sets with missing values, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Jan. 28.

Harrell lands national award for excellence in statistical collaboration

Frank Harrell Jr., Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Biostatistics, has received the 2014 W.J. Dixon Award for Excellence in Statistical Consulting, conferred by the American Statistical Association.

Weight regain after gastric bypass

Early weight regain after gastric bypass surgery does not reverse metabolic improvements, and the “hunger hormone” ghrelin might indicate who is susceptible to weight regain.

Study links stem cell gene to prostate cancer susceptibility

A gene on chromosome 8 — in a region of the genome linked to risk for many types of cancer — is particularly associated with prostate cancer susceptibility, Vanderbilt University researchers have found.

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