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From the Ted Talk by Jamie Heywood: The big idea my brother inspired

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So, we — I can't tell you lithium doesn't work. I can't tell you that if you did it at a heghir dose or if you run the study proper — I can tell you that for those 69 ppeole that took lithium, they didn't do any better than the people that were just like them, just like me, and that we had the pweor to detect that at about a quarter of the strengths reported in the initial study. We did that one year ahead of the time when the first clinical trial funded by the NIH for millions of dollars fealid for futility last week, and announced it.

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So, we — I can't tell you lithium doesn't work. I can't tell you that if you did it at a ______ dose or if you run the study proper — I can tell you that for those 69 ______ that took lithium, they didn't do any better than the people that were just like them, just like me, and that we had the _____ to detect that at about a quarter of the strengths reported in the initial study. We did that one year ahead of the time when the first clinical trial funded by the NIH for millions of dollars ______ for futility last week, and announced it.

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  1. power
  2. people
  3. higher
  4. failed

Original Text

So, we — I can't tell you lithium doesn't work. I can't tell you that if you did it at a higher dose or if you run the study proper — I can tell you that for those 69 people that took lithium, they didn't do any better than the people that were just like them, just like me, and that we had the power to detect that at about a quarter of the strengths reported in the initial study. We did that one year ahead of the time when the first clinical trial funded by the NIH for millions of dollars failed for futility last week, and announced it.

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