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New data-driven analysis reveal deeper insight into athletic performance at sports symposium

(American Statistical Association) With the demand for data, analytical tools, and a competitive edge on the rise in professional and collegiate sports, the 2017 New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports will feature fresh findings, applications, and insights into player performance and team success.

Statistics reveals new, more precise insight into upward mobility between generations

(American Statistical Association) As political rhetoric containing promises of education, social opportunities and other development for disadvantaged people continues to fill the airwaves, economics researchers have developed state-of-the-art...Show More Summary

FlyPulse Partners with FlytBase to Power its Network of Lifedrone AED – Defibrillator Transport Drone

Palo Alto, Sep 11 2017 — Heart disease remains the No. 1 global cause of death with 17.3 million deaths each year, according to “Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics — 2015 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association.” That number is expected to rise to more than 23.6 million by 2030, the report found.

Bayer Campaign Focuses on Rural Health

Bayer is partnering with American Heart Association to encourage wellness in rural communities. Statistics show 600,000 people die annually from heart disease, and about 20 percent of those people live in rural America. People in rural communities also have a 50 percent higher likelihood of having preventable heart disease. Show More Summary

Q&A with This is Statistics

I did a quick Q&A with This is Statistics recently. It’s an ongoing effort by the American Statistical Association to tell people what the field is about, which I’m all…

No longer water under the bridge, statistics yields new data on sea levels

(American Statistical Association) While the scientific community has long warned about rising sea levels and their destructive impact on some of the United States' most populous cities, researchers have developed a new, statistical method that more precisely calculates the rate of sea level rise, showing it's not only increasing, but accelerating.

New statistical models key yield powerful insight from health care databases

(American Statistical Association) Recognizing that administrative health care databases can be a valuable, yet challenging, tool in the nation's ongoing pursuit of personalized medicine, statisticians Liangyuan Hu and Madhu Mazumdar...Show More Summary

Taking it to the Tweets -- statistics proves Twitter a powerful tool in forecasting crime

(American Statistical Association) Although most people don't broadcast in advance their intention to engage in criminal activity, University of Virginia Assistant Professor of Systems and Engineering Information Matthew Gerber has discovered that the use of Twitter can help predict crime. Show More Summary

Statistical analysis of batter productivity from changed strike zone could spell trouble

(American Statistical Association) New statistical analysis examining changes in batter productivity as a result of the recently changed strike zone could raise concern for the Major League Baseball Players Union and individual baseball players. Show More Summary

Statistical analysis to explain mechanism in state of general anesthesia

(American Statistical Association) Emery Brown, the Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Medical Engineering and of Computational Neuroscience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia...Show More Summary

New statistical model examines massive amounts of data to automatically spot anomalies

(American Statistical Association) With the number of security breaches and cyber-attacks on the rise, cyber-security experts may soon have a new tool in the fight against online threats. Patrick Rubin-Delanchy, Heilbronn Research Fellow...Show More Summary

P-values, hypotheses and inference ... new appraoches to reproducibility at JSM 2017

(American Statistical Association) Andrew Gelman, professor of statistics and political science and director of the Applied Statistics Center at Columbia University; Blake McShane, associate professor of marketing at Northwestern University;...Show More Summary

International Prize in Statistics presented to Sir David Cox

(American Statistical Association) Prominent British statistician Sir David Cox was awarded with the first ever International Prize in Statistics for developing the proportional hazards model.

Doomed data -- When national governments, alternative facts override the quality of statistics

(American Statistical Association) With the recent spate of attacks on official statistics and threats to the broader field of science, the statistical community is convening a panel of high-profile government and industry data analysis...Show More Summary

Data journalist, statistics and neuroscience professor, historical icon to speak at JSM 2017

(American Statistical Association) Only weeks away, the world's largest annual gathering of statisticians and data scientists -- the 2017 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) -- will feature some of the most highly regarded professionals...Show More Summary

JSM 2017 brings expertise, insight, analysis to port

(American Statistical Association) The world's largest annual gathering of statisticians and data scientists will head to Baltimore this July for the Joint Statistical Meetings, which will feature more than 3,000 presentations by statistical experts and researchers. Show More Summary

ASA continues dialogue on significance, P values with new symposium on inference

(American Statistical Association) In 2016, the ASA released an historic statement on statistical significance and p values in an effort to improve the conduct and interpretation of quantitative science and inform the growing emphasis on reproducibility of science research. Show More Summary

Application of statistical method shows promise mitigating climate change effects on pine

(American Statistical Association) Confronting evidence that the global climate is changing rapidly relative to historical trends, researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new statistical model that, when applied...Show More Summary

New analysis finds Medicare program underestimates heart attack mortality rates

(American Statistical Association) New analysis of Medicare's Hospital Compare portal shows the statistical methodology used to rate and compare hospitals underestimates mortality rates of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) at small hospitals.

The Future of PTSD Treatment is Scientific and Spiritual

istock/PeopleImages PTSD is a relatively new diagnosis. In 1980, The American Psychiatric Association added PTSD to the third edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (the DSM). The DSM’s addition of PTSDShow More Summary

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