News tagged with mathematical statistics

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Understanding the spread of infectious diseases

Scientists worldwide have been working feverishly on research into infectious diseases in the wake of the global outbreak of the COVID-19 disease, caused by the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. This concerns not only virologists, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Statistical analysis weighs the risks in the fight against COVID-19

Western Sydney University researchers have used advanced statistical analysis to better understand how countries are impacted by COVID-19.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Mathematical modelling to prevent fistulas

It is better to invest in measures that make it easier for women to visit a doctor during pregnancy than measures to repair birth injuries. This is the conclusion from two mathematicians at LiU, using Uganda as an example.

Medications

How antibiotics interact with each other

It is usually difficult to predict how well drugs will work when they are combined. Sometimes, two antibiotics increase their effect and inhibit the growth of bacteria more efficiently than expected. In other cases, the combined ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Questions over virus models that prompted lockdowns

When the novel coronavirus began to circulate globally at the beginning of March, scientists turned to statistical models to predict the severity of the pandemic. The news was stark.

Medical research

Precision medicine: Statistical model can calculate potential success of new drugs

The aim of "precision medicine" is to devise individualised treatment strategies and therapies. Statistical methods play an important role in predicting the efficacy of drugs from clinical study data, based on patient characteristics. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Visual perception of summary statistics not following mathematical rules

Cognitive psychologists of the Higher School of Economics have experimentally demonstrated that people are capable of estimating the mean size of visible objects and their approximate number simultaneously, showing for the ...

Medical research

What's that smell? New research sniffs out odor categories with math

Taste can be classified into five flavors that we sense, but how many odors can we smell? There are likely about 10 basic categories of odor, according to research published September 18th in the open access journal PLOS ...

Oncology & Cancer

Observation is safe, cost-saving in low-risk prostate cancer

Many men with low-risk, localized prostate cancers can safely choose active surveillance or "watchful waiting" instead of undergoing immediate treatment and have better quality of life while reducing health care costs, according ...

Oncology & Cancer

Mathematical models out-perform doctors in predicting cancer patients' responses to treatment

Mathematical prediction models are better than doctors at predicting the outcomes and responses of lung cancer patients to treatment, according to new research presented today (Saturday) at the 2nd Forum of the European Society ...

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