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New method to assess platelet health could help ER doctors

UW News
March 22, 2019
Tessa Rue (MS ’06), a research scientist with UW Biostat’s Center for Biomedical Statistics, is among the co-authors of research that created a novel system to identify emergency room patients in need of a blood transfusion.
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Impact of rotavirus vaccine introduction in children less than 2 years of age presenting for medical care with diarrhea in rural Matlab, Bangladesh

Clinical Infectious Diseases
March 5, 2019
M. Elizabeth Halloran, UW professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, is one of the authors of a new-time-series analysis The study provides initial evidence of the population-level impact of rotavirus vaccines in children <2 years of age in Matlab, Bangladesh.
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Common weed killer glyphosate increases cancer risk by 41%, study says

CNN
February 14, 2019
Glyphosate, an herbicide that remains the world's most ubiquitous weed killer, raises the cancer risk of those exposed to it by 41%, a new analysis says. Senior author Lianne Sheppard, UW professor in biostatistics and environmental and occupational health sciences, said she was "convinced" of the carcinogenic properties of the chemical.
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UW study: Exposure to chemical in Roundup increases risk for cancer

UW News
February 13, 2019
Exposure to glyphosate — the world’s most widely used, broad-spectrum herbicide and the primary ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup — increases the risk of some cancers by more than 40 percent, according to new research from the University of Washington. “Our analysis focused on providing the best possible answer to the question of whether or not glyphosate is carcinogenic,” said senior author Lianne Sheppard, a professor in the UW departments of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences and Biostatistics. “As a result of this research, I am even more convinced that it is.”
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Weedkiller 'raises risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma by 41%'

The Guardian
February 13, 2019
Study says evidence ‘supports link’ between exposure to glyphosate and increased risk. “This paper makes a stronger case than previous meta-analyses that there is evidence of an increased risk of NHL due to glyphosate exposure,” said co-author Lianne Sheppard, a professor in the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences department at the University of Washington. “From a population health point of view there are some real concerns.”
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Weedkiller chemical increases the risk of cancer 'by up to 41 per cent', study finds after US gardener's £225million lawsuit

Daily Mail
February 13, 2019
Co-author, Professor Lianne Sheppard from the University of Washington, said: 'This paper makes a stronger case than previous meta-analyses that there is evidence of an increased risk of NHL due to glyphosate exposure.
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Glyphosate Exposure Increases Cancer Risk Up to 41%, Study Finds

EcoWatch
February 13, 2019
Senior author Lianne Sheppard, a professor in the UW departments of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences and Biostatistics, told the Guardian that the EPA evaluation is wrong. "It was pretty obvious they didn't follow their own rules," she said to the publication. "Is there evidence that it is carcinogenic? The answer is yes."
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Changes in the spatial distribution of the under-five mortality rate: Small-area analysis of 122 DHS surveys in 262 subregions of 35 countries in Africa

PLOS l ONE
February 6, 2019
A team of researchers that included UW Biostatistics Professor Jon Wakefield presented discrete time-space estimates of the under-five mortality rate in 262 regions in Africa.
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Five Amazing Things We Learned About History From Ancient DNA In 2018

Forbes
December 28, 2018
Biostatistics professor Sharon Browning’s study is listed as one of the findings that contributed to “a major theme of human evolutionary studies this year: an emphasis on understanding the biological consequences of genetic variants that we inherited from our Neanderthal and Denisovan ancestors.”
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