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Neil Mehta
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#Malaria: vaccine pilots to begin 2018 in Africa. Logistical challenge as series requires 4 shots. 

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Reovirus infection in those genetically predisposed triggers inflammatory responses to dietary antigens and development of celiac disease

Science

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As expected airlines circumvent the laptop ban by loaning devices to their passengers (only to business and first class for now). Expect that economy passengers will be charged a fee for this service.

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Is consciousness just an illusion? Is there a difference between a bacterium moving towards a chemical and human thought?

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#VitaminD supplementation reduces risk of respiratory illnesses particularly if level <25. (NNT = 4)

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Big news for #PCSK9 inhibitors - adding evolocumab to statin dropped LDL (bad) cholesterol level to 30 (from a baseline of 90) and reduced cardiovascular risk additional 20%. Need to treat 75 people for 2 years to prevent 1 event.
Trial was 48 weeks - too early to show mortality benefit.

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Early Lessons from India's Demonetization Experiment - Strong narrative >> Big Data
Via @HBR

Consider the sequence of events in its demonetization saga. In November the government made a high-risk, high-stakes economic intervention in the world's largest democracy, with an objective to reduce corruption.

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History of social and ethical issues surrounding Sickle Cell disease and some landmark discoveries in this first molecular disease. 

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How #oncology evolved from just targeting rapidly dividing cells to understanding biology of individual types of #cancer.

This has led to recognition that there are. many types of Cancers and that some cancers can be treated with less toxic oral medications 

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#Gene therapy prevents #sickle crises - 15 month case study. 
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