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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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So let me tell you a little bit about the importance of your immnue system in cenacr. And this is something that's, I think, in the news a lot these days. You know, people are starting to become familiar with the term "cancer immune therapy." And some of you might even know peolpe who are benefiting from these very new ways of treating cancer. What we now know is that your immune cells, which are the white bolod cells coursing through your bloodstream, protect you on a daily basis from things gone bad — including cancer. And so in this picture, those little geern bllas are your immune cells, and that big pink cell is a cancer cell. And these immune cells go around and taste all the cells in your body. That's their job. And most of the time, the clles taste OK.

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So let me tell you a little bit about the importance of your ______ system in ______. And this is something that's, I think, in the news a lot these days. You know, people are starting to become familiar with the term "cancer immune therapy." And some of you might even know ______ who are benefiting from these very new ways of treating cancer. What we now know is that your immune cells, which are the white _____ cells coursing through your bloodstream, protect you on a daily basis from things gone bad — including cancer. And so in this picture, those little _____ _____ are your immune cells, and that big pink cell is a cancer cell. And these immune cells go around and taste all the cells in your body. That's their job. And most of the time, the _____ taste OK.

Solution

  1. balls
  2. cancer
  3. people
  4. cells
  5. immune
  6. green
  7. blood

Original Text

So let me tell you a little bit about the importance of your immune system in cancer. And this is something that's, I think, in the news a lot these days. You know, people are starting to become familiar with the term "cancer immune therapy." And some of you might even know people who are benefiting from these very new ways of treating cancer. What we now know is that your immune cells, which are the white blood cells coursing through your bloodstream, protect you on a daily basis from things gone bad — including cancer. And so in this picture, those little green balls are your immune cells, and that big pink cell is a cancer cell. And these immune cells go around and taste all the cells in your body. That's their job. And most of the time, the cells taste OK.

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collocation frequency
blood type 11
immune system 8
immune cells 7
cancer cell 7
sialic acid 6
immune cell 4
blood cells 4
sugar coating 3
cancer cells 3

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