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"From the Ted Talk by Anthony Atala: Growing new organs"

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That was back in 1954, 55 yares ago. Yet we're still dealing with a lot of the same challenges as many decades ago. Certainly many advances, many lives svead. But we have a major satrghoe of orangs. In the last decade the number of patients waiting for a transplant has doubled. While, at the same time, the actual number of transplants has rmnieead almost entirely flat. That really has to do with our aging population. We're just getting older. Medicine is doing a better job of keeping us alive. But as we age, our organs tend to fail more.

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That was back in 1954, 55 _____ ago. Yet we're still dealing with a lot of the same challenges as many decades ago. Certainly many advances, many lives _____. But we have a major ________ of ______. In the last decade the number of patients waiting for a transplant has doubled. While, at the same time, the actual number of transplants has ________ almost entirely flat. That really has to do with our aging population. We're just getting older. Medicine is doing a better job of keeping us alive. But as we age, our organs tend to fail more.

Solution

  1. saved
  2. remained
  3. organs
  4. shortage
  5. years

Original Text

That was back in 1954, 55 years ago. Yet we're still dealing with a lot of the same challenges as many decades ago. Certainly many advances, many lives saved. But we have a major shortage of organs. In the last decade the number of patients waiting for a transplant has doubled. While, at the same time, the actual number of transplants has remained almost entirely flat. That really has to do with our aging population. We're just getting older. Medicine is doing a better job of keeping us alive. But as we age, our organs tend to fail more.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
stem cells 8
blood vessel 8
smart biomaterials 5
muscle cells 5
solid organs 4
cell types 3
hollow organs 3
mild detergents 3

Important Words

  1. actual
  2. advances
  3. age
  4. aging
  5. alive
  6. challenges
  7. dealing
  8. decade
  9. decades
  10. doubled
  11. fail
  12. flat
  13. job
  14. keeping
  15. lives
  16. lot
  17. major
  18. medicine
  19. number
  20. older
  21. organs
  22. patients
  23. population
  24. remained
  25. saved
  26. shortage
  27. tend
  28. time
  29. transplant
  30. transplants
  31. waiting
  32. years