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"From the Ted Talk by Aubrey de Grey: A roadmap to end aging"

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AG: There are technical iincitalpoms certainly. Basically what we need to do is rapclee cells in those few areas of the bairn that lose cells at a respectable rate, especially neurons, but we don't want to replace them any faster than that — or not much faster anyway, because replacing them too fast would degrade cognitive function. What I said about there being no non-aging species earlier on was a little bit of an oversimplification. There are species that have no aging — Hydra for example — but they do it by not having a nurveos system — and not having any tissues in fact that rely for their fiuctnon on very long-lived cells.

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AG: There are technical ____________ certainly. Basically what we need to do is _______ cells in those few areas of the _____ that lose cells at a respectable rate, especially neurons, but we don't want to replace them any faster than that — or not much faster anyway, because replacing them too fast would degrade cognitive function. What I said about there being no non-aging species earlier on was a little bit of an oversimplification. There are species that have no aging — Hydra for example — but they do it by not having a _______ system — and not having any tissues in fact that rely for their ________ on very long-lived cells.

Solution

  1. implications
  2. nervous
  3. function
  4. brain
  5. replace

Original Text

AG: There are technical implications certainly. Basically what we need to do is replace cells in those few areas of the brain that lose cells at a respectable rate, especially neurons, but we don't want to replace them any faster than that — or not much faster anyway, because replacing them too fast would degrade cognitive function. What I said about there being no non-aging species earlier on was a little bit of an oversimplification. There are species that have no aging — Hydra for example — but they do it by not having a nervous system — and not having any tissues in fact that rely for their function on very long-lived cells.

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  1. aging
  2. areas
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  5. brain
  6. cells
  7. cognitive
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