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"From the Ted Talk by Adam de la Zerda: We can start winning the war against cancer"

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And so we looked back. Remember those PET scans I told you about, the sugar and so on. We said, hey, how about instead of using saugr molecules, let's maybe take tiny, tiny little particles made of gold, and let's program them with some inttnirseeg chemistry around them. Let's program them to look for cnaecr cells. And then we will inject these gold particles into these patients by the billions again, and we'll have them go all over the body, and just like secret agents, if you will, go and walk by every single cell in our body and knock on the door of that cell, and ask, "Are you a cancer cell or are you a healthy cell? If you're a healthy cell, we're moving on. If you're a cancer cell, we're skticing in and shining out and telling us, "Hey, look at me, I'm here." And they'll do it through some interesting cameras that we developed in the lab. And once we see that, maybe we can gduie brain cancer surgeons towards taking only the tmour and leaving the hhelaty brain alone. And so we've tested that, and boy, this works well.

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And so we looked back. Remember those PET scans I told you about, the sugar and so on. We said, hey, how about instead of using _____ molecules, let's maybe take tiny, tiny little particles made of gold, and let's program them with some ___________ chemistry around them. Let's program them to look for ______ cells. And then we will inject these gold particles into these patients by the billions again, and we'll have them go all over the body, and just like secret agents, if you will, go and walk by every single cell in our body and knock on the door of that cell, and ask, "Are you a cancer cell or are you a healthy cell? If you're a healthy cell, we're moving on. If you're a cancer cell, we're ________ in and shining out and telling us, "Hey, look at me, I'm here." And they'll do it through some interesting cameras that we developed in the lab. And once we see that, maybe we can _____ brain cancer surgeons towards taking only the _____ and leaving the _______ brain alone. And so we've tested that, and boy, this works well.

Solution

  1. guide
  2. cancer
  3. interesting
  4. sticking
  5. healthy
  6. tumor
  7. sugar

Original Text

And so we looked back. Remember those PET scans I told you about, the sugar and so on. We said, hey, how about instead of using sugar molecules, let's maybe take tiny, tiny little particles made of gold, and let's program them with some interesting chemistry around them. Let's program them to look for cancer cells. And then we will inject these gold particles into these patients by the billions again, and we'll have them go all over the body, and just like secret agents, if you will, go and walk by every single cell in our body and knock on the door of that cell, and ask, "Are you a cancer cell or are you a healthy cell? If you're a healthy cell, we're moving on. If you're a cancer cell, we're sticking in and shining out and telling us, "Hey, look at me, I'm here." And they'll do it through some interesting cameras that we developed in the lab. And once we see that, maybe we can guide brain cancer surgeons towards taking only the tumor and leaving the healthy brain alone. And so we've tested that, and boy, this works well.

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collocation frequency
brain cancer 9
cancer cells 6
medical imaging 4
cancer research 3
leftover tumors 3
healthy brain 3
extra margins 3
hot spots 3
large number 3
stomach cancer 3

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