NEW Seminar Series : Statistics Meets the Public's Health
We are delighted to announce a brand new, unique seminar series called Statistics Meets the Public's Health. A series of non-technical talks aiming to illustrate how statistics helps to find answers to a range of public health related questions. The next talk is by Professor Lorenz Wernisch on Thursday 17th March
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We are a leading European centre for research in biostatistics and a major centre for training and knowledge transfer. We are part of the Cambridge Institute of Public Health.
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In a Perspective published in Science today (Friday 23rd October 2015), entitled “Systems biology (un)certainties”, Dr. Paul Kirk from MRC Biostatistics Unit, Dr. Ann Babtie, and Prof. Michael Stumpf, both from Imperial College, highlight the opportunities provided by mathematical models in the biomedical sciences, but stress the importance of assessing uncertainty and avoiding over-interpretation. Mathematical […]
Meta-analyses and systematic reviews are used in a wide range of application areas in order to summarise the evidence base for questions of scientific interest. In particular, they are extensively used in medicine. One of the most frequently used, although sometimes maligned, methods for performing meta-analyses is the method proposed by DerSimonian and Laird in […]
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- Developing and Inspiring our Future Biostatisticians
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- Epidemiological pathology of Tau in the ageing brain: application of staging for neuropil threads (BrainNet Europe protocol) to the MRC cognitive function and ageing brain study.
Wharton, SB., Minett, T., Drew, D., Forster, G., Matthews, F., Brayne, C., Ince, PG., , .
Acta Neuropathol Commun 4(1): 11. (8th February 2016)
- Multiple imputation of multiple multi-item scales when a full imputation model is infeasible.
Plumpton, CO., Morris, T., Hughes, DA., White, IR.
BMC Res Notes 9(1): 45. (26th January 2016)
- Land use mix and five-year mortality in later life: Results from the Cognitive Function and Ageing Study.
Wu, YT., Prina, AM., Jones, A., Barnes, LE., Matthews, FE., Brayne, C., Mrc Cfas, .
Health Place 38: 54-60 [Epub ahead of print]. (19th January 2016)
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