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From the Ted Talk "Eva Vertes: Meet the future of cancer research"

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It wasn't until I _______ high school that I thought, "Maybe now, you know — being a big high ______ kid — I can maybe become an active part of this big medical world." I was 14, and I _______ professors at the local university to see if maybe I could go work in their lab. And hardly anyone responded. But I mean, why would they _______ to a 14-year-old, anyway? And I got to go talk to one professor, Dr. Jacobs, who accepted me into the lab. At that time, I was really interested in neuroscience and wanted to do a research project in neurology — specifically looking at the effects of heavy metals on the developing nervous ______. So I started that, and worked in his lab for a year, and found the results that I guess you'd expect to find when you ____ fruit flies heavy ______ — that it really, really impaired the nervous system. The ______ cord had breaks. The neurons were ________ in every which way. And from then I wanted to look not at impairment, but at prevention of impairment.

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  3. school
  4. emailed
  5. system
  6. metals
  7. spinal
  8. crossing
  9. entered

Original Text

It wasn't until I entered high school that I thought, "Maybe now, you know — being a big high school kid — I can maybe become an active part of this big medical world." I was 14, and I emailed professors at the local university to see if maybe I could go work in their lab. And hardly anyone responded. But I mean, why would they respond to a 14-year-old, anyway? And I got to go talk to one professor, Dr. Jacobs, who accepted me into the lab. At that time, I was really interested in neuroscience and wanted to do a research project in neurology — specifically looking at the effects of heavy metals on the developing nervous system. So I started that, and worked in his lab for a year, and found the results that I guess you'd expect to find when you feed fruit flies heavy metals — that it really, really impaired the nervous system. The spinal cord had breaks. The neurons were crossing in every which way. And from then I wanted to look not at impairment, but at prevention of impairment.

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skeletal muscle 32
blood vessels 7
tumor cells 5
stem cells 5
muscle cells 5
brain cells 5
muscle tissue 4
lung tissue 4
cell growth 4
repair response 3
medical world 3
grand canyon 3
cancer stem 3

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collocation frequency
skeletal muscle tissue 4
skeletal muscle cells 3
cancer stem cells 3

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