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 BSU Director, Professor Sylvia Richardson, on Thursday 19th May.
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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 […]
- New cases of dementia in the UK fall by 20% over two decades, with 40,000 fewer cases than anticipated
The UK has seen a 20% fall in the incidence of dementia over the past […]
- Having fun with statistics at Cambridge Science Festival 2016
The MRC Biostatistics Unit (BSU) was very excited to be taking part once again in […]
- PhD Student is Finalist for Thomas C. Chalmers Award
Congratulations to BSU PhD student, Michael Grayling, who has been selected as a finalist for […]
- BSU at FameLab 2016: Balloons, newspapers & misleading statistics in the media
BSU PhD student, Susan Connolly, gave a brilliant performance at the regional finals of FameLab […]
- Metaflammasome components in the human brain: a role in dementia with alzheimer's pathology?
Taga, M., et al.
Brain Pathol. [Epub ahead of print]. (22nd April 2016)
- Unbiased estimation in seamless phase II/III trials with unequal treatment effect variances and hypothesis-driven selection rules.
Robertson, DS., Prevost, AT., Bowden, J.
Stat Med [Epub ahead of print]. (21st April 2016)
- A two decade dementia incidence comparison from the Cognitive Function and Ageing Studies I and II.
Matthews, FE., Stephan, BC., Robinson, L., Jagger, C., Barnes, LE., Arthur, A., Brayne, C., , .
Nat Commun 7: 11398. (19th April 2016)
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