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"From the Ted Talk by Daniel Kraft: A better way to harvest bone marrow"

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So, a few years ago, I'm doing my transplant fheolsilwp at Stanford. I'm in the operating room. We have Bob here, who is a volunteer donor. We're sending his marrow across the country to save the life of a child with lkeeuima. So actually how do we harvest this bone morarw? Well we have a whole O.R. team, gearenl anesthesia, nurses, and another doctor across from me. Bob's on the table, and we take this sort of small needle, you know, not too big. And the way we do this is we basically place this through the soft tsisue, and kind of punch it into the hard bone, into the tuchus — that's a technical term — and aspirate about 10 mls of bone marrow out, each time, with a snryige. And hand it off to the nurse. She sriqtus it into a tin. hadns it back to me. And we do that again and again. About 200 times usually. And by the end of this my arm is sore, I've got a cllaus on my hand, let alone Bob, whose rear end looks something more like this, like Swiss cheese.

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So, a few years ago, I'm doing my transplant __________ at Stanford. I'm in the operating room. We have Bob here, who is a volunteer donor. We're sending his marrow across the country to save the life of a child with ________. So actually how do we harvest this bone ______? Well we have a whole O.R. team, _______ anesthesia, nurses, and another doctor across from me. Bob's on the table, and we take this sort of small needle, you know, not too big. And the way we do this is we basically place this through the soft ______, and kind of punch it into the hard bone, into the tuchus — that's a technical term — and aspirate about 10 mls of bone marrow out, each time, with a _______. And hand it off to the nurse. She _______ it into a tin. _____ it back to me. And we do that again and again. About 200 times usually. And by the end of this my arm is sore, I've got a ______ on my hand, let alone Bob, whose rear end looks something more like this, like Swiss cheese.

Solution

  1. squirts
  2. leukemia
  3. general
  4. fellowship
  5. tissue
  6. hands
  7. syringe
  8. callus
  9. marrow

Original Text

So, a few years ago, I'm doing my transplant fellowship at Stanford. I'm in the operating room. We have Bob here, who is a volunteer donor. We're sending his marrow across the country to save the life of a child with leukemia. So actually how do we harvest this bone marrow? Well we have a whole O.R. team, general anesthesia, nurses, and another doctor across from me. Bob's on the table, and we take this sort of small needle, you know, not too big. And the way we do this is we basically place this through the soft tissue, and kind of punch it into the hard bone, into the tuchus — that's a technical term — and aspirate about 10 mls of bone marrow out, each time, with a syringe. And hand it off to the nurse. She squirts it into a tin. Hands it back to me. And we do that again and again. About 200 times usually. And by the end of this my arm is sore, I've got a callus on my hand, let alone Bob, whose rear end looks something more like this, like Swiss cheese.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
bone marrow 12
stem cells 8
marrow miner 4
stem cell 3

Important Words

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  3. aspirate
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  6. bob
  7. bone
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  31. rear
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  33. save
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  39. squirts
  40. stanford
  41. swiss
  42. syringe
  43. table
  44. team
  45. technical
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  49. tin
  50. tissue
  51. transplant
  52. tuchus
  53. volunteer
  54. years