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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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Breath Analysis: Revolutionizing Diagnosis and Monitoring of Cystic Fibrosis

Current diagnostic and monitoring techniques for cystic fibrosis can be uncomfortable for the patients. This article explores how breath analysis, an inexhaustible source with a comfortable and non-invasive sampling method, could overcome this challenge.
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From School Science Club to Cell Atlasing With Dr. Sarah Teichmann

In this interview, Dr. Sarah Teichmann shares insights into her research interests, the goals and progress of the HCA to date, as well as her thoughts on how women can begin and build successful careers in science.
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Pearson Correlation

In this article, we will explore the theory, assumptions and interpretation of Pearson’s correlation, including a worked example of how to calculate Pearson’s correlation coefficient, often referred to as Pearson’s r.
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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.
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“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.
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The Fisher’s Exact Test

In this article, we explore the theory, assumptions and interpretation of the Fisher’s exact test, used to investigate associations between two categorical, binary variables with small sample sizes, and take you through a worked example.
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Reversing the Tide To Provide More Opportunity for Women in STEM

How do we reverse the tide and break down the barriers that are impeding women and girls in STEM? Courtney Noah explores the possible solutions in this opinion piece.
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Transformative Technologies in Vaccine Manufacturing

Vaccines are the most cost-effective strategy to prevent and suppress global infections. This article explores innovative strategies and technologies shaping the production of vaccines, ensuring rapid development, scalability and global accessibility.
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How Advances in Metabolomics Are Driving Disease Research

This article takes a look at some of the latest developments and emerging applications in the metabolomics field.
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