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Look out for lipids

Robert Blystone March 31, 2017

PCSK9 inhibitor is the new molecule in town. Why should anyone want to remember PCSK9, much less an inhibitor of PCSK9?  The answer begins with cardiovascular disease and statins. One out of three...

Wisteria and hysteria

Wisteria and hysteria

Robert Blystone February 9, 2017

Six degrees of separation provides the impetus for this writing. Karinthy is credited for the idea that any two people in the world can be connected by a maximum of six steps (1929). Let's begin this journey...

Konzo: A surprising sickness

Konzo: A surprising sickness

Robert Blystone November 7, 2016

Imagine one morning waking up, getting out of bed and heading for the bathroom. In the process you fall flat on your face. Your legs will not work. With help, you find your way to an emergency room and...

Ono Mtoto Wako: Maternity and mortality

Ono Mtoto Wako: Maternity and mortality

Robert Blystone September 25, 2016

In 1976, the Indian government incentivized men to volunteer for vasectomies by rewarding volunteers with transistor radios. This example of incentive marketing worked. Tens of thousands of men took up...

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