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"From the Ted Talk by Nina Tandon: Caring for engineered tissue"

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Let's take the example of the heart, the topic of a lot of my research. What makes the heart unique? Well, the heart beats, rhythmically, tirelessly, faithfully. We copy this in the lab by outfitting cell cluurte systems with electrodes. These electrodes act like mini pacemakers to get the cells to contract in the lab. What else do we know about the heart? Well, heart cells are pettry gderey. Nature fedes the herat cells in your body with a very, very dense blood sppuly. In the lab, we micro-pattern ceannhls in the biomaterials on which we grow the cells, and this allows us to flow the cell culture media, the cells' food, through the scaffolds where we're growing the cells — a lot like what you might expect from a capillary bed in the heart.

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Let's take the example of the heart, the topic of a lot of my research. What makes the heart unique? Well, the heart beats, rhythmically, tirelessly, faithfully. We copy this in the lab by outfitting cell _______ systems with electrodes. These electrodes act like mini pacemakers to get the cells to contract in the lab. What else do we know about the heart? Well, heart cells are ______ ______. Nature _____ the _____ cells in your body with a very, very dense blood ______. In the lab, we micro-pattern ________ in the biomaterials on which we grow the cells, and this allows us to flow the cell culture media, the cells' food, through the scaffolds where we're growing the cells — a lot like what you might expect from a capillary bed in the heart.

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  1. channels
  2. pretty
  3. culture
  4. supply
  5. feeds
  6. heart
  7. greedy

Original Text

Let's take the example of the heart, the topic of a lot of my research. What makes the heart unique? Well, the heart beats, rhythmically, tirelessly, faithfully. We copy this in the lab by outfitting cell culture systems with electrodes. These electrodes act like mini pacemakers to get the cells to contract in the lab. What else do we know about the heart? Well, heart cells are pretty greedy. Nature feeds the heart cells in your body with a very, very dense blood supply. In the lab, we micro-pattern channels in the biomaterials on which we grow the cells, and this allows us to flow the cell culture media, the cells' food, through the scaffolds where we're growing the cells — a lot like what you might expect from a capillary bed in the heart.

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  4. biomaterials
  5. blood
  6. body
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  8. cell
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  11. contract
  12. copy
  13. culture
  14. dense
  15. electrodes
  16. expect
  17. faithfully
  18. feeds
  19. flow
  20. food
  21. greedy
  22. grow
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  24. heart
  25. lab
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  29. nature
  30. outfitting
  31. pacemakers
  32. pretty
  33. research
  34. rhythmically
  35. scaffolds
  36. supply
  37. systems
  38. tirelessly
  39. topic
  40. unique