News tagged with probability

New tool enhances the search for genetic mutations

Concealed within the vastness of the human genome, (comprised of some 3 billion base pairs), mutations are commonplace. While the majority of these appear to have neutral effect on human health, many others ...

Aug 25, 2013
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Older people in Africa have limited functional ability

The number of adults living into older age in sub-Saharan Africa is rapidly growing yet many older men and women will have an illness or disability that limits their ability to function, according to a study by researchers ...

May 07, 2013
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Risk aversity visible in the brain

Some people live their lives by the motto "no risk - no fun!" and avoid hardly any risks. Others are clearly more cautious and focus primarily on safety when investing and for other business activities. Scientists ...

Nov 26, 2012
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Life expectancy shoots up to 60 in SAfrica: study

Life expectancy in AIDS-hit South Africa has shot up by six years to 60 over the past few years, thanks to life prolonging anti-retroviral (ARVs) treatment, a demographer said Thursday.

Oct 18, 2012
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Probability

Probability, or chance, is a way of expressing knowledge or belief that an event will occur or has occurred. In mathematics the concept has been given an exact meaning in probability theory, that is used extensively in such areas of study as mathematics, statistics, finance, gambling, science, and philosophy to draw conclusions about the likelihood of potential events and the underlying mechanics of complex systems.

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