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"From the Ted Talk by Chris Nowinski: Can I have your brain? The quest for truth on concussions and CTE"

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OK, we have three of three NFL players here. Maybe this needs to get a little bit more serious. Maybe something's hanpipneg here. So I ended up starting the csocnsoiun Legacy Foundation, actually formalized the work, so it wasn't just some guy calling for brains. And I searched the world. And I put together the best rseerach team I could find. So we partnered with bstoon University, we partnered with scientists at the VA here in Boston, and we started a brian bank. Turns out, if you want to know how to cure degenerative brain disease, you have to start by actually sityndug the brains. At this point, we were the first center in the world focused on CTE. It just had not been studied formally.

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OK, we have three of three NFL players here. Maybe this needs to get a little bit more serious. Maybe something's _________ here. So I ended up starting the __________ Legacy Foundation, actually formalized the work, so it wasn't just some guy calling for brains. And I searched the world. And I put together the best ________ team I could find. So we partnered with ______ University, we partnered with scientists at the VA here in Boston, and we started a _____ bank. Turns out, if you want to know how to cure degenerative brain disease, you have to start by actually ________ the brains. At this point, we were the first center in the world focused on CTE. It just had not been studied formally.

Solution

  1. concussion
  2. happening
  3. brain
  4. studying
  5. boston
  6. research

Original Text

OK, we have three of three NFL players here. Maybe this needs to get a little bit more serious. Maybe something's happening here. So I ended up starting the Concussion Legacy Foundation, actually formalized the work, so it wasn't just some guy calling for brains. And I searched the world. And I put together the best research team I could find. So we partnered with Boston University, we partnered with scientists at the VA here in Boston, and we started a brain bank. Turns out, if you want to know how to cure degenerative brain disease, you have to start by actually studying the brains. At this point, we were the first center in the world focused on CTE. It just had not been studied formally.

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