Audio long-read: Rise of the robo-writers
In 2020, the artificial intelligence (AI) GPT-3 wowed the world with its ability to write fluent streams of text. Trained on billions of words from books, articles and websites, GPT-3 was the latest in a series of ‘large language model’ AIs that are used by companies around the world to improve search results, answer questions, or propose computer code.However, these large language model are not without their issues. Their training is based on the statistical relationships between the words and phrases, which can lead to them generating toxic or dangerous outputs.Preventing responses like these is a huge challe...
Source: Nature Podcast - April 6, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Springer Nature Limited Source Type: podcasts

Coronapod: How to define rare COVID vaccine side effects
From a sore arm to anaphylaxis, a wide range of adverse events have been reported after people have received a COVID-19 vaccine. And yet it is unclear how many of these events are actually caused by the vaccine. In the vast majority of cases, reactions are mild and can be explained by the body's own immune response. But monitoring systems designed to track adverse events are catching much rarer but more serious events. Now scientists need to work out if they are causally liked to the vaccine, or are just statistical anomalies - and that is not an easy task.News: Why is it so hard to investigate the rare side effects o...
Source: Nature Podcast - April 2, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Springer Nature Limited Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 708: Alpaca llama full of nanobodies
The TWiVy team deconstructs CoronaVac, the inactivated SARS-CoV-2 vaccine produced by Sinovac Biotech, and production of multivalent camelid nanobodies that block infection with the virus and suppress selection of neturalization-resistant variants. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode David Kessler to head Operation Warp Speed (NY Times) Phase 1/2 results of Sinovac inactivated vaccine (Lancet) beta-propiolactone (Wikipedia) Multiv...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - January 17, 2021 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 697: The sky is NOT falling
TWiV reviews the latest data on the UK variant of SARS-CoV-2, including some properties of the variant and why it is being closely studied, development of liver cancer in a participant in a adenovirus-associated virus gene therapy trial, and answers to listener questions. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode BSL-3 Assistant Manager position 3:39 NERVTAG meeting minutes (pdf) NERVTAG Preliminary genomic characterization of UK variant (virological....
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - December 24, 2020 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

Talk evidence covid-19 update - uncertainty in treatment, uncertainty in prevention
Uncertainty abounds - even as we get better data on treatments, with the big RCTs beginning to report, and new trials on masks, the evidence remains uncertain, in both the statistical realm (confidence intervals crossing 0) and in what to do in the face of that continuing lack of clear effect. As always Helen Macdonald and Duncan Jarvies are looking at the evidence, and this week are joined by John Brodersen, professor of general practice at the University of Copenhagen. Helen talks to Bram Rochwerg, methodology lead on the WHO treatment guidelines for covid, about why their latest rev iew has stopped recommending remde...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - November 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

When Should Physicians Act on Non –Statistically Significant Results From Clinical Trials?
Interview with Paul J. Young, PhD, author of When Should Clinicians Act on Non–Statistically Significant Results From Clinical Trials? (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - May 8, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Communication Strategies for Sharing Prognostic Information With Patients: Beyond Survival Statistics
Interview with Joanna Paladino, MD, author of Communication Strategies for Sharing Prognostic Information With Patients: Beyond Survival Statistics (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - August 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

BRCA Mutations and Pancreatic Cancer
Vincent Chung MD, Associate Clinical Professor and Medical Oncologist at City of Hope shares statistics and data on strategies that are emerging concerning BRCA mutations and pancreatic cancer. Author: obr Added: 06/25/2019 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - June 25, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

21 March 2019: Antibiotics in orchards, and rethinking statistical significance
This week, a plan to spray antibiotics onto orange trees, and is it time to retire statistical significance? (Source: Nature Podcast)
Source: Nature Podcast - March 20, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Springer Nature Limited Source Type: podcasts

21 March 2019: Antibiotics in orchards, and rethinking statistical significance
This week, a plan to spray antibiotics onto orange trees, and is it time to retire statistical significance? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy (Source: Nature Podcast)
Source: Nature Podcast - March 20, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Springer Nature Limited Source Type: podcasts

Judging the value of a clinical trial in hem-onc
The results of clinical trials are open to interpretation and are dependent upon a vast array of factors, including cohort size, the endpoints chosen and the statistics used to analyze the resulting d... Author: VJHemOnc Added: 10/10/2018 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - October 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Statistical Analysis Plans are Useful for Clinician Scientists They can go over statistical methods that they believe will be pertinent
Maxine Sun, MD Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses how Statistical Analysis Plans are Useful for Clinician Scientists They can go over statistical methods that they believe will be pertinent at ... Author: kidneycancer Added: 04/03/2018 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - April 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Planning and Identification of the Statistical Methodologies Consult biostatistician for opinions on the feasibility of techniques
Maxine Sun, MD Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses Planning and Identification of the Statistical Methodologies Consult biostatistician for opinions on the feasibility of techniques at Kidney Ca... Author: kidneycancer Added: 04/03/2018 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - April 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

The Importance of Statistical Analysis Plans Minimize errors, reduce amount of surprises, & diminish data mining
Maxine Sun, MD Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses The Importance of Statistical Analysis Plans Minimize errors, reduce amount of surprises, & diminish data mining at Kidney Cancer Association 2... Author: kidneycancer Added: 04/03/2018 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - April 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

An unmet need: reducing early death in amyloidosis
Around a quarter of new amyloidosis patients die within 6 months of diagnosis, and, despite large pharmacological and technological advancements, this statistic has not improved over the past three de... Author: VJHemOnc Added: 11/17/2017 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - November 17, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Oct 20 Cardiology News
Secondary AF, Heart failure statistics, DOAC bleeding rates, uncontrolled hypertension and stroke risk factors are discussed by John Mandrola in this week's podcast. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - October 20, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Life and Times of Leading Cardiologists: Rory Collins
Professor Collins'' random'path to medical statistics took him across three continents, to the Presidential inaugural ball of a certain peanut farmer, and even to knighthood. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - October 2, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

New Study Finds PSA Screening Reduces Deaths-- Is It Valid?
Dr Kenny Lin looks critically at recent statistical modeling data that he believes may set back prostate cancer care. (Source: Medscape Medscape Podcast)
Source: Medscape Medscape Podcast - September 12, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Why Reading Science Matters (BS 136)
Click to listen to podcast The latest episode of Brain Science (BS 136) is  discussion of Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can’t, and What Can Be Done About It by Mark Seidenberg . Unfortunately I was unable to reach  the author, so this is a return the show's early days when it was not dominated by interviews.  This book contains information that is important to anyone who cares about how children learn to read. One key theme is that there is a large gap between current reading science and educational practice.In this podcast we explore the relationshi...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - August 28, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Cognitive Science Computation Development Language learning Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Reading and the Brain Source Type: podcasts

DNA and proteins from ancient books, music made from data, and the keys to poverty traps
This week we hear stories on turning data sets into symphonies for business and pleasure, why so much of the world is stuck in the poverty trap, and calls for stiffening statistical significance with Online News Editor David Grimm. Sarah Crespi talks to news writer Ann Gibbons about the biology of ancient books—what can we learn from DNA, proteins, and book worm trails about a book, its scribes, and its readers? Listen to previous podcasts. [Music: Jeffrey Cook] (Source: Science Magazine Podcast)
Source: Science Magazine Podcast - July 27, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Science Source Type: podcasts

"For the public good, not for careers" - Iain Chalmers and Doug Altman on research waste
Twenty years ago the statistician Doug Altman railed against, “The Scandal of Poor Medical Research,” in an editorial in The BMJ. 10 years later, Iain Chalmers and Paul Glaziou calculated that costs $170 billion annually in wasted research grants. In this podcast, recorded at Evidence Live, we spoke to Altman and Chalmers about their campaigns... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - July 7, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

POPLAR results show statistic significant improvement in overall survival
Dr. Fadi Braiteh, MD of Comprehensive Cancer Centers discusses the POPLAR results show statistic significant improvement in overall survival Author: ASCO2016 Added: 06/21/2016 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - June 21, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Statistical Analysis
Dr Matthew Atkinson, consultant in anaesthesia and critical care from East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, discusses his article "Statistical Analysis: Sample Size and Power Estimations", published in the May edition of BJA Education. Topics discussed include error types, the Bonferroni correction and post-hoc power analysis. (Source: CEACCP Podcasts)
Source: CEACCP Podcasts - June 1, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Oxford University Press Source Type: podcasts

Statistical Analysis
Dr Matthew Atkinson, consultant in annesthesia and critical care from East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, discusses his article "Statistical Analysis: Sample Size and Power Estimations", published in the May edition of BJA Education. Topics discussed include error types, the Bonferroni correction and post-hoc power analysis. (Source: CEACCP Podcasts)
Source: CEACCP Podcasts - June 1, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: British Journal of Anaesthesia Ltd Source Type: podcasts

Nature Extra: Backchat March 2016
Misused statistics, the latest gossip on Google’s Go-playing AI, and watching mathematicians win prizes. (Source: Nature Podcast)
Source: Nature Podcast - March 21, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Nature Publishing Group Source Type: podcasts

Nature Extra: Backchat March 2016
Misused statistics, the latest gossip on Google ’s Go-playing AI, and watching mathematicians win prizes. (Source: Nature Podcast)
Source: Nature Podcast - March 21, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Springer Nature Limited Source Type: podcasts

Nature Extra: Backchat March 2016
Misused statistics, the latest gossip on Google’s Go-playing AI, and watching mathematicians win prizes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy (Source: Nature Podcast)
Source: Nature Podcast - March 21, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Springer Nature Limited Source Type: podcasts

Statistical Considerations in RCC: Biomarker-Based Studies
Meredith M. Regan, ScD of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute presents "Statistical Considerations in RCC: Biomarker-Based Studies" at the 14th International Kidney Cancer Symposium. Author: kidneycancer Added: 11/09/2015 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - November 9, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Can you help make sense of statistics?
In this week's video, Dr. Brian Durie helps make sense of the numbers and statistics in relation with your myeloma diagnosis and treatment. Bottom Line: The IMF will be a resource to help educat... Author: MultipleMyeloma Added: 11/02/2015 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - November 3, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Navigating Through Personal Trials and Their Statistics
There are many treatments available that work for one patient but might not work for another. Dr. Michael Wong explains what happens next. A trial, or treatment, might close until the ineffectiveness ... Author: patientpower Added: 07/11/2015 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - July 12, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Retired Doctor-Turned Lung Cancer Survivor: 'Be More Optimistic Than The Statistics'
Retired family physician, Dr. Tony Benchina, was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2012. Once active and energetic, Tony endured surgeries, procedures, and a variety of drug therapies that left him so wea... Author: patientpower Added: 04/07/2015 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - April 7, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Cervical Cancer
Key topics in this video from the National Cancer Institute looks at cervical cancer in the United States. For more: On cervical cancer, go to http://www.cancer.gov/cervi... Cancer statistics,... Author: ncigov Added: 02/20/2015 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - February 20, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Prostate Cancer Statistics
Key topics and trends in cancer statistics, video from the National Cancer Institute looks at prostate cancer in the United States. Author: ncigov Added: 02/20/2015 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - February 20, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Status of Cancer
Part of NCI's Did You Know? series, which highlights key topics and trends in cancer statistics. This video shows key statistics about the incidence of different cancers. Information is taken from the... Author: ncigov Added: 02/20/2015 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - February 20, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Leukemia Statistics
This video from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) looks at trends in Leukemia in the United States. Here is NCI's information on leukemia: http://www.cancer.gov/leuke... Find more cancer statis... Author: ncigov Added: 02/20/2015 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - February 20, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Breast Cancer Statistics
This video from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) looks at trends of Breast Cancer in the United States. Here is NCI's information on breast cancer: http://www.cancer.gov/breas... Find more c... Author: ncigov Added: 02/20/2015 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - February 20, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Colorectal Cancer Statistics
Video from the National Cancer Institute looks at colorectal cancer in the United States. For more: -On colorectal cancer screening, http://gutcheck.cancer.gov... -Statistics, www.seer.cancer.gov... ... Author: ncigov Added: 02/20/2015 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - February 20, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Melanoma Cancer Statistics
Highlighting key trends in Melanoma Cancer Statistics video from the National Cancer Institute. For more: -On melanoma, www.cancer.gov/melanoma... -Statistics, www.seer.cancer.gov... Author: ncigov Added: 02/20/2015 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - February 20, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Cancer Survivorship Statistics
Trends in cancer statistics, this "Did You Know?" video from the National Cancer Institute looks at cancer survivorship in the United States. For more: - On cancer survivorship, www.can...... Author: ncigov Added: 02/20/2015 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - February 20, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Liver Cancer Statistics
A look at trends in the United States. A video from the National Cancer Institute. Here is NCI's information on liver cancer: http://www.cancer.gov/liver... Find more cancer statistics from NCI'... Author: ncigov Added: 02/20/2015 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - February 20, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Bladder Cancer Statistics
This video from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) looks at bladder cancer trends in the United States. Here is NCI's information on bladder cancer: www.cancer.gov/bladder... Find more cancer sta... Author: ncigov Added: 02/20/2015 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - February 20, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Updating Epilepsy Epidemiology Statistics
Dr Wilner discusses the importance of a new epidemiologic survey of epilepsy in the United States with investigator Dr Sandra Heller. (Source: Medscape Neurology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Neurology Podcast - February 6, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Nature Extra: Backchat March 2016
Misused statistics, the latest gossip on Google’s Go-playing AI, and watching mathematicians win prizes. (Source: Nature Podcast)
Source: Nature Podcast - January 26, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Nature Publishing Group Source Type: podcasts

December 2014: Model-based vs Adaptive Statistical Iterative Reconstruction
ARTICLE DISCUSSED: Standard and Reduced Radiation Dose Liver CT Images: Adaptive Statistical Iterative Reconstruction versus Model- based Iterative Reconstruction—Comparison of Findings and Image Quality. Radiology 2014;273(3):793- 800. (Source: Radiology Podcasts)
Source: Radiology Podcasts - November 24, 2014 Category: Radiology Authors: The Radiological Society of North America Tags: Podcasts Source Type: podcasts

December 2014: Model-based vs Adaptive Statistical Iterative Reconstruction
ARTICLE DISCUSSED: Standard and Reduced Radiation Dose Liver CT Images: Adaptive Statistical Iterative Reconstruction versus Model-based Iterative Reconstruction—Comparison of Findings and Image Quality. Radiology 2014;273(3):793-800. (Source: Radiology Podcasts)
Source: Radiology Podcasts - October 23, 2014 Category: Radiology Authors: The Radiological Society of North America Tags: Podcasts Source Type: podcasts