A Bayesian regression tree approach to identify the effect of nanoparticles’ properties on toxicity profiles

@article{LowKam2015ABR,
  title={A Bayesian regression tree approach to identify the effect of nanoparticles’ properties on toxicity profiles},
  author={C{\'e}cile Low-Kam and Donatello Telesca and Zhaoxia Ji and Haiyuan Zhang and Tian Xia and Jeffrey I. Zink and Andre E. Nel},
  journal={The Annals of Applied Statistics},
  year={2015},
  volume={9},
  pages={383-401}
}
We introduce a Bayesian multiple regression tree model to characterize relationships between physico-chemical properties of nanoparticles and their in-vitro toxicity over multiple doses and times of exposure. Unlike conventional models that rely on data summaries, our model solves the low sample size issue and avoids arbitrary loss of information by combining all measurements from a general exposure experiment across doses, times of exposure, and replicates. The proposed technique integrates… 

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