Multi-population risk scores could improve risk prediction for inflammatory bowel diseases, study finds

Using genetic data from nearly 30,000 people, Mount Sinai researchers have built risk scores from a combination of datasets representing distinct ancestral populations that improve prediction of risk for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The study was published in Gastroenterology on December 24. The researchers found that polygenic risk scores, […]

Low-income preschoolers exposed to nurturing care have with higher IQ scores later on

IMAGE: This model illustrates the proposed association between early cumulative adversities in childhood and benefits in adolescence that might be modified by nurturing care in the home; the researchers found only… view more  Credit: Reprinted from The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanchi/article/PIIS2352-4642(20)30309-6/fulltext , Angela C B Trude et alEffects of responsive caregiving and learning opportunities […]

Teacher quality scores change depending on students, school — ScienceDaily

School districts across the U.S. are increasingly using student test scores to rate the effectiveness of teachers, but a new Portland State University study found that the scores have less to do with individual teachers and more to do with their students and schools. Dara Shifrer, the study’s author and assistant professor of sociology at […]

Teacher quality scores change depending on students, school, study finds

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain School districts across the U.S. are increasingly using student test scores to rate the effectiveness of teachers, but a new Portland State University study found that the scores have less to do with individual teachers and more to do with their students and the schools. The study looked at the value-added […]