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Cumulative biology and meta-analysis of gene expression data

In talks that I have given in the past few years, I have often made the point that most of genomics has not been “big data” in the usual sense, because although the raw data files can often be large, they are often processed in a more or less predictable way until they are “small” (e.g., tables of gene expression measurements or genetic variants in a small number of samples). 1,191 more words


Top teaching methods

Let’s take a closer look at the top of the pack. The graphic below is the leading edge of all methods surveyed in Hattie15 flipped up. 93 more words


Use of Plant-Based Therapies and Menopausal Symptoms A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Importance  Between 40% and 50% of women in Western countries use complementary therapies to manage menopausal symptoms.

Objective  To determine the association of plant-based therapies with menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness. 294 more words

Systematic Review

Whole grain consumption and risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and all cause and cause specific mortality: systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies

Objective To quantify the dose-response relation between consumption of whole grain and specific types of grains and the risk of cardiovascular disease, total cancer, and all cause and cause specific mortality. 345 more words

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Association of Pharmacological Treatments for Obesity With Weight Loss and Adverse Events A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Importance  Five medications have been approved for the management of obesity, but data on comparative effectiveness are limited.

Objective  To compare weight loss and adverse events among drug treatments for obesity using a systematic review and network meta-analysis. 332 more words

Systematic Review

Post Of The Week - Saturday 9th July 2016

1) Epigenetics

If we are going to understand nature and nurture properly, we need to understand epigenetics. Epigenetics describes how some genes are switched on but others are not. 617 more words


Do you want to live a longer healthier life? New evidence shows eating this food group can help

Increasing the amount of whole grains you eat is good for your health, and the more you eat the greater the health benefits. For every 48 grams of whole grains consumed per day, there is a 25% decline in cardiovascular disease-related deaths, and a 20% decrease in the number of total deaths (deaths due to all causes). 256 more words