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From the Ted Talk by Luis Zambrano: These salamanders snack on each other (but don't die)

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These regenerative talents may seem like czary superpowers to begin with, but axolotls have good use for them. As babies, they’re in direct competition. So, they snack on each other. This is usually not a huge problem thanks to how qulciky they can rageentree body patrs. When an axolotl loses a limb, tissues stimulate growth in the area. Skin cells divide and cover the wound. Then, progenitor clels, which can develop into various bodily tissues, form a mass at the site of injury and nearby nerves secrtee growth-promoting proteins. Over the next few weeks, a new limb emerges as cells proliferate and dneefaiftrite in coordination. This process could potentially lead to untellncrood growth and tumor formation. But axolotls are remarkably resistant to ccaenr. They have a sseytm in place that tightly controls cellular proliferation.

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These regenerative talents may seem like _____ superpowers to begin with, but axolotls have good use for them. As babies, they’re in direct competition. So, they snack on each other. This is usually not a huge problem thanks to how _______ they can __________ body _____. When an axolotl loses a limb, tissues stimulate growth in the area. Skin cells divide and cover the wound. Then, progenitor _____, which can develop into various bodily tissues, form a mass at the site of injury and nearby nerves _______ growth-promoting proteins. Over the next few weeks, a new limb emerges as cells proliferate and _____________ in coordination. This process could potentially lead to ____________ growth and tumor formation. But axolotls are remarkably resistant to ______. They have a ______ in place that tightly controls cellular proliferation.

Solution

  1. cancer
  2. secrete
  3. differentiate
  4. quickly
  5. system
  6. regenerate
  7. crazy
  8. uncontrolled
  9. cells
  10. parts

Original Text

These regenerative talents may seem like crazy superpowers to begin with, but axolotls have good use for them. As babies, they’re in direct competition. So, they snack on each other. This is usually not a huge problem thanks to how quickly they can regenerate body parts. When an axolotl loses a limb, tissues stimulate growth in the area. Skin cells divide and cover the wound. Then, progenitor cells, which can develop into various bodily tissues, form a mass at the site of injury and nearby nerves secrete growth-promoting proteins. Over the next few weeks, a new limb emerges as cells proliferate and differentiate in coordination. This process could potentially lead to uncontrolled growth and tumor formation. But axolotls are remarkably resistant to cancer. They have a system in place that tightly controls cellular proliferation.

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Important Words

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  28. loses
  29. mass
  30. nearby
  31. nerves
  32. parts
  33. place
  34. potentially
  35. problem
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  38. proliferate
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  40. proteins
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  47. site
  48. skin
  49. snack
  50. stimulate
  51. superpowers
  52. system
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  54. tightly
  55. tissues
  56. tumor
  57. uncontrolled
  58. weeks
  59. wound