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

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Why do I do this? We observe the cells in a plate, and they're just on the sacrfue. But what we're really trying to do in my lab is to eneegnir tissues out of them. What does that even mean? Well it means growing an actual heart, let's say, or grow a piece of bone that can be put into the body. Not only that, but they can also be used for disease mldeos. And for this purpose, tarodntiial cell culrtue techniques just really aren't enough. The cells are kind of homesick; the dish doesn't feel like their home. And so we need to do better at copying their natural eenrmnvinot to get them to thrive. We call this the biomimetic paradigm — copying nature in the lab.

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Why do I do this? We observe the cells in a plate, and they're just on the _______. But what we're really trying to do in my lab is to ________ tissues out of them. What does that even mean? Well it means growing an actual heart, let's say, or grow a piece of bone that can be put into the body. Not only that, but they can also be used for disease ______. And for this purpose, ___________ cell _______ techniques just really aren't enough. The cells are kind of homesick; the dish doesn't feel like their home. And so we need to do better at copying their natural ___________ to get them to thrive. We call this the biomimetic paradigm — copying nature in the lab.

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  1. environment
  2. models
  3. surface
  4. traditional
  5. culture
  6. engineer

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Why do I do this? We observe the cells in a plate, and they're just on the surface. But what we're really trying to do in my lab is to engineer tissues out of them. What does that even mean? Well it means growing an actual heart, let's say, or grow a piece of bone that can be put into the body. Not only that, but they can also be used for disease models. And for this purpose, traditional cell culture techniques just really aren't enough. The cells are kind of homesick; the dish doesn't feel like their home. And so we need to do better at copying their natural environment to get them to thrive. We call this the biomimetic paradigm — copying nature in the lab.

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  2. biomimetic
  3. body
  4. bone
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  8. copying
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  10. disease
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  12. engineer
  13. environment
  14. feel
  15. grow
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  17. heart
  18. home
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  26. paradigm
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  29. purpose
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  31. surface
  32. techniques
  33. thrive
  34. tissues
  35. traditional