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From the Ted Talk "Joe DeRisi: Solving medical mysteries"

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And on day six, they basically rtweh in the towel. You do an open lung biopsy when you've got no other options. There's an eight percent mortality rate with just doing this uderecpro, and so basically — and what do they learn from it? You're looking at her open lung pyisbo. And I'm no pathologist, but you can't tell much from this. All you can tell is, there's a lot of swelling: bronchiolitis. It was "unrevealing": that's the pathologist's report. And so, what did they tset her for? They have their own tests, of course, and so they etedts her for over 70 different assays, for every sort of bacteria and fungus and viral ayssa you can buy off the shelf: SARS, metapneumovirus, HIV, RSV — all these. Everything came back negative, over 100,000 dollars worth of tests. I mean, they went to the max for this woman.

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And on day six, they basically _____ in the towel. You do an open lung biopsy when you've got no other options. There's an eight percent mortality rate with just doing this _________, and so basically — and what do they learn from it? You're looking at her open lung ______. And I'm no pathologist, but you can't tell much from this. All you can tell is, there's a lot of swelling: bronchiolitis. It was "unrevealing": that's the pathologist's report. And so, what did they ____ her for? They have their own tests, of course, and so they ______ her for over 70 different assays, for every sort of bacteria and fungus and viral _____ you can buy off the shelf: SARS, metapneumovirus, HIV, RSV — all these. Everything came back negative, over 100,000 dollars worth of tests. I mean, they went to the max for this woman.

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  1. assay
  2. biopsy
  3. tested
  4. test
  5. procedure
  6. threw

Original Text

And on day six, they basically threw in the towel. You do an open lung biopsy when you've got no other options. There's an eight percent mortality rate with just doing this procedure, and so basically — and what do they learn from it? You're looking at her open lung biopsy. And I'm no pathologist, but you can't tell much from this. All you can tell is, there's a lot of swelling: bronchiolitis. It was "unrevealing": that's the pathologist's report. And so, what did they test her for? They have their own tests, of course, and so they tested her for over 70 different assays, for every sort of bacteria and fungus and viral assay you can buy off the shelf: SARS, metapneumovirus, HIV, RSV — all these. Everything came back negative, over 100,000 dollars worth of tests. I mean, they went to the max for this woman.

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Important Words

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  2. assays
  3. bacteria
  4. basically
  5. biopsy
  6. bronchiolitis
  7. buy
  8. day
  9. dollars
  10. fungus
  11. hiv
  12. learn
  13. lot
  14. lung
  15. max
  16. metapneumovirus
  17. mortality
  18. negative
  19. open
  20. options
  21. pathologist
  22. percent
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  24. rate
  25. report
  26. rsv
  27. sars
  28. sort
  29. test
  30. tested
  31. tests
  32. threw
  33. towel
  34. viral
  35. woman
  36. worth