Example sentences for: spurious

How can you use “spurious” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The use of hospital controls might introduce bias, due to the possibility that some controls were suffering from conditions that would make them more likely to use aspirin . However, greater likelihood of aspirin use in the control group would only have attenuated the true risk estimate, rather than produced spurious associations.

  • Constructs for generating the control reagents are available through the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC); accession numbers are given in Table 1. We describe how scaled frequency normalization can be used to estimate message abundance in cRNA, compute a chip sensitivity metric and provide a natural scale for damping spurious signals from below-sensitivity mRNAs.

  • In order to compensate for the multiple testing and thus to avoid imparting spurious significance, we used a stringent significance level of 0.002 for each test.

  • If whole-length proteins were used, the searches were carried out using the composition-based statistics [ 37] in order to prevent the detection of spurious matches that could arise from low-complexity segments in the query or target proteins.

  • The number of examples in this category could be increased, and some have already been considered in the literature, for example the spurious discovery of a 'functional PDZ domain' in the molecular chaperone ClpA ([ 46], see refutation in [ 47]) or the finding of an ATPase domain and death effector domains in the apoptosis-associated protein FLASH ([ 48], see refutation in [ 49]).


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