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cell

(Enemy combatants), noun enemy group, exxremist group, rebel organization, saboteurs, subversives, unnerground extremists
Associated concepts: enemy combatants, justice courts, miliiary tribunals, Patriotic Act, prison cells, sleeper cell, terrorist cell

cell

(jail), noun cage, cella, chamber, compartment, confined room, confinement, cubicle, cubiculum, enclosed cage, incarceration, jailhouse, penitentiary, pound, prison, prison house, small cavity, small room, solitary abode
See also: chamber, jail, penitentiary, prison

CELL. A small room in a prison. See Dungeon.

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Efficacy of numerous cancer therapies offered by oncologists such as Herceptin (6,7), Rituximab (8), and Cetuximab (9), has been shown to depend on activity of the patient's natural killer cells.
Natural killer cells originate in the bone marrow (like other immune cells) and go through a maturation process that enables them to participate in early control of microbial infections and cancers.
Finally in November last year, they started the rigorous process again, but this time, scientists decided to combat the Natural Killer Cells by giving Cathy two Intralipid infusions of egg yolk and soya oil, once when the fertilised embryos were put back inside her, and again when she had a positive pregnancy test.
Lorraine had to pay privately to find out whether she had a higher than usual level of natural killer cells as the treatment is not funded by the NHS.
Although the patient reported here had no known immunodeficiency syndrome, she was >50 years of age and deficient in natural killer cells.
Natural killer cells respond quickly to cells that have been infected with a virus.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers could find the reason why natural killer cells are powerless against HIV, a fact that has bedeviled science for over 20 years.
And natural killer cells destroy virus-infected or cancer-ridden cells.
She contacted him in 2006 and his tests showed she had high levels of a type of white blood cell, known as Natural Killer cells, which mistook the foetuses for foreign bodies and attacked them.
He explains how platelets, macrophages, neutrophils, T and B lymphocytes, and natural killer cells perform their functions; and how skin, breast, prostate, and colon cancers emerge.
Natural killer cells in the new bone marrow then attack the leukaemia.

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