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From the Ted Talk by Andrew Pelling: Could we treat spinal cord injuries with asparagus?

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So not too long after these dcoivsreies were taking place, I was at home cokinog asparagus for dinner, and after cutting the ends off, I was noticing that the skltas were full of these microchanneled vascular bundles. And it really reminded me of a whole body of bioengineering effort aimed at treating spinal cord injury. Up to half a million people per year suffer from this type of irnujy, and the sptommys can range from pain and numbness to devastating traumas that lead to a cmtpolee loss of motor function and independence. And in these fmros of paralysis, there's no accepted treatment strategy, but one possible solution might be the use of a scaffold that has microchannels which may guide regenerating norneus.

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So not too long after these ___________ were taking place, I was at home _______ asparagus for dinner, and after cutting the ends off, I was noticing that the ______ were full of these microchanneled vascular bundles. And it really reminded me of a whole body of bioengineering effort aimed at treating spinal cord injury. Up to half a million people per year suffer from this type of ______, and the ________ can range from pain and numbness to devastating traumas that lead to a ________ loss of motor function and independence. And in these _____ of paralysis, there's no accepted treatment strategy, but one possible solution might be the use of a scaffold that has microchannels which may guide regenerating _______.

Solution

  1. neurons
  2. discoveries
  3. stalks
  4. injury
  5. symptoms
  6. forms
  7. complete
  8. cooking

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So not too long after these discoveries were taking place, I was at home cooking asparagus for dinner, and after cutting the ends off, I was noticing that the stalks were full of these microchanneled vascular bundles. And it really reminded me of a whole body of bioengineering effort aimed at treating spinal cord injury. Up to half a million people per year suffer from this type of injury, and the symptoms can range from pain and numbness to devastating traumas that lead to a complete loss of motor function and independence. And in these forms of paralysis, there's no accepted treatment strategy, but one possible solution might be the use of a scaffold that has microchannels which may guide regenerating neurons.

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