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Normally, FMR1 throttles down protein production in the brain's nerve cells, so people without a functioning FMR1 gene produce excess protein.
SAN DIEGO -- BOATSWAIN'S MATE RYAN Rinowski throttles down the Coast Guard response boat a few hundred yards short of the border south of San Diego.
and throttles down whenever CPU loading decreases, thanks to Intel's Enhanced Speed Step power management.