June 30, 2017

Where are they now?

StatsChat has been going long enough that I can look back at stories I disparaged in the past and see how well they held up.

To begin with, an April 2012 story about a vaccine for heart disease that might be available within five years. It wasn’t.

There doesn’t seem to have been any real development of this vaccine. But there is a 2017  research paper that has a new promising approach to vaccinating against heart disease.


Thomas Lumley (@tslumley) is Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Auckland. His research interests include semiparametric models, survey sampling, statistical computing, foundations of statistics, and whatever methodological problems his medical collaborators come up with. He also blogs at Biased and Inefficient See all posts by Thomas Lumley »