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From the Ted Talk by Kaitlyn Sadtler: How we could teach our bodies to heal faster

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What if you could take a pill or a vaccine and, just like getting over a cold, you could heal your wounds faster? Today, if we have an operation or an accident, we're in the hospital for weeks, and often left with sacrs and painful side effects of our inability to retneagree or rgerow hetlahy, uruneinjd oagnrs. I work to create materials that instruct our immune system to give us the signals to grow new tissues. Just like vaccines instruct our body to fihgt disease, we could instead instruct our immune system to build tissues and more quickly heal wounds.

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What if you could take a pill or a vaccine and, just like getting over a cold, you could heal your wounds faster? Today, if we have an operation or an accident, we're in the hospital for weeks, and often left with _____ and painful side effects of our inability to __________ or ______ _______, _________ ______. I work to create materials that instruct our immune system to give us the signals to grow new tissues. Just like vaccines instruct our body to _____ disease, we could instead instruct our immune system to build tissues and more quickly heal wounds.

Solution

  1. organs
  2. uninjured
  3. fight
  4. regenerate
  5. regrow
  6. scars
  7. healthy

Original Text

What if you could take a pill or a vaccine and, just like getting over a cold, you could heal your wounds faster? Today, if we have an operation or an accident, we're in the hospital for weeks, and often left with scars and painful side effects of our inability to regenerate or regrow healthy, uninjured organs. I work to create materials that instruct our immune system to give us the signals to grow new tissues. Just like vaccines instruct our body to fight disease, we could instead instruct our immune system to build tissues and more quickly heal wounds.

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