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The Z Test

If you want to compare means of continuous variables between two groups or to a hypothesized value, you might need a z test. In this article, we explore the two types of z test, assumptions of the test, interpretation and a worked example.
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Neutrophils: Neutrophil Function, Origin and Related Conditions

In this article, we consider what neutrophils are, how they are generated, their function in the body and medical conditions related to them.
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Epstein-Barr Virus, Multiple Sclerosis and Cancer: Looking Back at 60 Years of Research

In this interview, Professor Lawrence Young discusses the current interest in Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) vaccines for combatting multiple sclerosis and his thoughts on the future direction of EBV research.
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Professor Lindsay Hall Talks Navigating Global Challenges for Women in STEMM

Professor Lindsay Hall shares her journey in microbiology, advocating for women in STEMM and promoting global scientific engagement through impactful research and public outreach initiatives.
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Monocytes and Macrophages: Macrophage and Monocyte Function, Origin and Related Conditions

In this article, we focus on two related types of immune cell – the monocyte and the macrophage. We discuss what monocytes and macrophages are, how they are generated, their functions in the body and conditions related to them.
A molecular look at antiobodies

Are Monoclonal Antibodies the Future of Long COVID Treatments?

Dr. Nancy Klimas, director of the Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine at Nova Southeastern University, explains the great potential of monoclonal antibodies in treating long COVID.
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Vagus Nerve Stimulation as a Treatment for Allergic Asthma

A mouse model was used to investigate the potential of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) as a treatment for allergic asthma, a subtype of asthma triggered by allergies, and understand some of the underlying mechanisms.
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Extended Blood Typing Needed for Improving Transfusion Safety

Explore how high-throughput DNA-based genotyping can offer a cost-effective way to screen extended blood types.
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Spearman Rank Correlation

In this article, we will explore the theory, assumptions and interpretation of Spearman’s rank correlation, a flexible statistical tool that assesses the strength and direction of the relationship between two quantitative, ranked variables.
The Hosts of This Podcast Will Kill You.

“This Podcast Will Kill You” Hosts Talk Successful Science Communication, Overcoming Failure and Quarantinis

Gain advice on building a career in science podcasting, overcoming "failure" in academia and thriving as a woman in science with the hosts of "This Podcast Will Kill You", Dr. Erin Welsh and Dr. Erin Allman Updkye.