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The Art and Soul of Medicine Exist in the Ordinary

By HANS DUVEFELT The Art of Medicine is Doing the Ordinary Well Primary care doctors don’t usually operate any sophisticated medical instruments or perform any advanced procedures. But there is still art in what we do. We take care of ordinary ailments in ordinary people and that can be done well or not so well. …

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Johnson & Johnson Publishes Results of COVID-19 Single Shot Vaccine in NEJM

Shots: The P-III ENSEMBLE trial involves assessing COVID-19 vaccine vs PBO in 43,783 enrolled participants aged ≥18yrs. with both mod. and sev. COVID-19 disease The trial met all 1EP & 2EPs i.e 85% efficacy in preventing disease, vaccine efficacy was consistent against symptomatic infection including in South Africa and Brazil that showed a high prevalence …

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AstraZeneca Initiates P-IIb Study of ION449 (AZD8233) to Lower LDL-cholesterol

Shots: The P-IIb study will evaluate three dose levels of ION449 (once a month, SC) vs PBO and will enroll ~108 patients aged 18-75yrs., who have LDL-C levels b/w 70-190 mg/dL and are receiving moderate/ high-intensity statin therapy The P-I study results demonstrated dose-dependent mean reductions in circulating plasma PCSK9 and LDL-C levels of >90% …

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Targeted Protein Degradation – Defining a New Frontier in the Field of Medicine

The concept of targeted protein degradation presents revolutionary drug development opportunities and is anticipated to bring about a paradigm shift in modern healthcare. While conventional medicines, such as small molecule inhibitors and monoclonal antibodies, address fewer than 20% of the proteome, targeted protein degradation offers a unique means to tap into the rest of the …

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The Lancet’s editor: ‘The UK’s response to coronavirus is the greatest science policy failure for a generation’

Richard Horton does not hold back in his criticism of the UK’s response to the pandemic and the medical establishment’s part in backing fatal government decisions Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage There is a school of thought that says now is not the time to criticise the government and its scientific …

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TEDMED 2020 Meetups

TEDMED Meetups, uniquely designed conversations, engage the entire TEDMED community to share their individual perspectives and voices to help improve humanity’s health. Read on to view some of the details of these captivating conversations taking place at TEDMED 2020. Meetup 1 Tuesday, March 3rd, 8:00 am- 8:45 am Climate and Culture, A Health Equity Conversation …

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The United States Pharmacopeia: 200 Years of Building Trust in Medicine

The TEDMED 2020 theme is Make Way For Wonder, and we are looking forward to convening our Community and embracing the wonders of our times, the astonishing accomplishments, incredible possibilities, and extraordinary potential for the future. So, we were thrilled when the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) decided to celebrate its 200th Anniversary with TEDMED. After …

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