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AVOCADO Rich in vitamin E which can help fend off stroke, heart attack, some cancers and cataracts and a good source of monounsaturated fats which help maintain cholesterol levels.
Adding several resistance genes into one plant, he believes, may yield hardier crops that can fend off a much wider variety of pathogens.
Daily doses of the sulfa drug trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMX) help AIDS patients fend off recurrences of a life-threatening form of pneumonia more effectively than do monthly treatments with aerosolized pentamidine, according to a pair of studies comparing the two widely used preventive medications.
Company spokesman Chris Danne said the plan is not meant to discourage all potential buyers, but to let current shareholders fend off unwanted bids.
During a 24-hour period this spring, students had to fend off network attacks simulated by McAfee engineers.
In response, the organization explores ways to reduce costs and improve efficiency to fend off competition.
IN an effort to fend off endless litigation, construction delays and cost overruns, Los Angeles Unified School District officials agreed to a $4.
Love is supposed to count for something in this novel, though fending off its presence doesn't do much to fend off the outer dark.
We've all done stupid things when we're drunk, and it sounds like you did your inebriated best to fend off this lass - but a picture paints a thousand words.
FOO FIGHTER Dave Grohl managed to fend off a viral throat infection to perform at Radio 1's One Big Weekend.
Males must fend off "floaters"--homeless males that try to move in.
If a minor currency (say the Thai baht again) were to come under attack, either the markets believe the government has enough credibility and commitment to fend off the speculators (which a fraction of the current reserve levels should be enough to demonstrate, if the market cares), or the markets view the currency as fundamentally unsustainable, in which case no realistic amount of reserves is large enough to fend off the attack.