Tag: "inaccuracies" at biology news
Diesel exposure model reduces allergy risk assessment errors
... to diesel exhaust particulates that help minimize inaccuracies
and better predict a childs risk for wheezing. Many prior air pollution studies rely heavily on what are known as proximity (distance) exposure models, which assume all subjects in a given distance from an exposure sourcefor example, a major inter...
Getting America really ready
...ecurity's Ready.gov, ReallyReady.org addresses the inaccuracies
and incomplete information on the DHS site. ReallyReady.org launches just after recent updates to Ready.gov that changed the site's look and feel, but did little to improve the information contained within. The Department of Homeland Security took ...
Coma misrepresented in movies
...ime the viewers weren't able to identify important inaccuracies
in these scenes," Eelco Wijdicks said. "We are concerned that these movies can often be misinterpreted as realistic representations, especially in the wake of the Terri Schiavo tragedy and public debate." One comedy showed a comatose person tapping o...
Fighting nutrition misinformation:
... get good marks," said Wansink, but there are four inaccuracies
that can be easily avoided: 1) reporting a correlation as causation, 2) generalizing a study's results to a broader population not represented by the study, 3) exaggerating the size of an effect, and 4) using a single link in a chain of events to mak...
New study uncovers major inaccuracies in global wildlife trade monitoring
...ies. Such widely divergent data suggest widespread inaccuracies
in recordkeeping, and without accurate information, sound policy and financial allocation decisions become problematic, making conservation less effective. "Scientists have long recognized that targeted exploitation of wildlife for international tra...