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"From the Ted Talk by Elizabeth Wayne: We can hack our immune cells to fight cancer"

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To test this, we ran an experiment in a mouse. So what we did was we injected the npilcroneaats, and they buond almost immediately to the immune cells in the bloodstream. And then we injected the cancer cells to mmiic a process through which cancer cells spread throughout our bodies. And we found something very exciting. We found that in our treated group, over 75 percent of the cancer cells we itllnaiiy injected were dead or dying, in comparison to only around 25 percent. So just imagine: these fewer amount of cells were available to actually be able to speard to a different part of the body. And this is only after two hruos of treatment.

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To test this, we ran an experiment in a mouse. So what we did was we injected the _____________, and they _____ almost immediately to the immune cells in the bloodstream. And then we injected the cancer cells to _____ a process through which cancer cells spread throughout our bodies. And we found something very exciting. We found that in our treated group, over 75 percent of the cancer cells we _________ injected were dead or dying, in comparison to only around 25 percent. So just imagine: these fewer amount of cells were available to actually be able to ______ to a different part of the body. And this is only after two _____ of treatment.

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  1. spread
  2. initially
  3. bound
  4. nanoparticles
  5. hours
  6. mimic

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To test this, we ran an experiment in a mouse. So what we did was we injected the nanoparticles, and they bound almost immediately to the immune cells in the bloodstream. And then we injected the cancer cells to mimic a process through which cancer cells spread throughout our bodies. And we found something very exciting. We found that in our treated group, over 75 percent of the cancer cells we initially injected were dead or dying, in comparison to only around 25 percent. So just imagine: these fewer amount of cells were available to actually be able to spread to a different part of the body. And this is only after two hours of treatment.

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immune cells 10
cancer cells 6
sticky balls 4
drug delivery 3

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  6. cancer
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