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When to use fixed effects vs random effects models?

While I am a biologist by trade, not a statistician, I still do a fair bit of statistical modeling. It seems like you were taught a flawed, or at least incomplete understanding of mixed effects ...
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A study claims that the consumption of fish increases the likelihood of getting skin cancer, does this have any relation to their omega-3 content?

Honestly spoken, I doubt the results of this study and there are a few reasons for this. To start with, we have to recognize that the authors did quite a lot of work to exclude bias and false ...
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Source for "The human body recycles its body weight of ATP each day"?

The following is a back-of-the-envelope calculation to get a reasonable order of magnitude. An average person has a daily caloric intake of $E \approx 2000 \; \rm kcal$. Assume all of the caloric ...
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How likely is rabies virus will enter the body through this kind of imperfect human part when you perform this "experiment"?

I don't think anyone can give a good estimate for the risk from such exposure, but it is not zero. From “Scratches/Abrasions without Bleeding” Cause Rabies: A 7 Years Rabies Death Review from Medical ...
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