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From the Ted Talk by Carolyn Bertozzi: What the sugar coating on your cells is trying to tell you

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But once in a while, a cell might taste bad. Hopefully, that's the cancer cell, and when those immune cells get the bad tsate, they launch an all-out strike and kill those clles. So we know that. We also know that if you can ptantotiee that tasting, if you can encourage those inumme cells to actually take a big old bite out of a cancer cell, you get a better job protecting yourself from cancer every day and maybe even curing a cancer. And there are now a couple of dugrs out there in the market that are used to treat cancer patients that act exactly by this pocress. They aitcatve the immune system so that the immune system can be more vigorous in protecting us from cancer.

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But once in a while, a cell might taste bad. Hopefully, that's the cancer cell, and when those immune cells get the bad _____, they launch an all-out strike and kill those _____. So we know that. We also know that if you can __________ that tasting, if you can encourage those ______ cells to actually take a big old bite out of a cancer cell, you get a better job protecting yourself from cancer every day and maybe even curing a cancer. And there are now a couple of _____ out there in the market that are used to treat cancer patients that act exactly by this _______. They ________ the immune system so that the immune system can be more vigorous in protecting us from cancer.

Solution

  1. drugs
  2. potentiate
  3. process
  4. activate
  5. cells
  6. immune
  7. taste

Original Text

But once in a while, a cell might taste bad. Hopefully, that's the cancer cell, and when those immune cells get the bad taste, they launch an all-out strike and kill those cells. So we know that. We also know that if you can potentiate that tasting, if you can encourage those immune cells to actually take a big old bite out of a cancer cell, you get a better job protecting yourself from cancer every day and maybe even curing a cancer. And there are now a couple of drugs out there in the market that are used to treat cancer patients that act exactly by this process. They activate the immune system so that the immune system can be more vigorous in protecting us from cancer.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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collocation frequency
blood type 9
immune system 7
cancer cell 4
immune cells 4
sugar coating 3
sialic acid 3
immune cell 3
complex sugars 2
cancer cells 2

Important Words

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  6. cancer
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  19. patients
  20. potentiate
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  22. protecting
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  24. system
  25. taste
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  27. treat
  28. vigorous