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Richard Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations, notes that the majority of Europeans today have no memory of the Cold War and that, as a result, we have less leeway today to antagonize our allies.
It was left to the losing side in the House vote to point out, as Indiana Republican Mike Pence did, that now is probably not the best time to antagonize Ankara.
This is because influenza viruses, like many other viruses, encode mechanisms to evade and antagonize the IFN[alpha]/[beta] response (14).
One marvels at Zaki's mastery while shuddering at the implications of these spaces that not only no longer protect but now actively obstruct and antagonize the dreamer.
Inappropriate or unprofessional clothing that defies convention can distract or even antagonize a jury.
That's "like tipping your hat to gays while trying not to antagonize other voters," Stanton explained.
In contrast, these same PCBs antagonized SXR, blocking the expression of target genes and inhibiting the human body's ability to physiologically counteract harmful effects of exposure (several less stable PCBs did not antagonize SXR, however).
Mount Sinai School of Medicine of New York University (New York, NY) has patented attenuated negative-strand RNA viruses having an impaired ability to antagonize the cellular interferon (IFN) response, and the use of such attenuated viruses in vaccine and pharmaceutical formulations.
Ibuprofen may antagonize the cardio-protective effects of aspirin in patients with established CVD, the researchers said.
The United States should take that role, if for no other reason than to antagonize the French government.
When asked if Antigua's vote for Japan's position at the International Whaling Commission was a factor in the country receiving the grant aid, Browne replied: "If we were to antagonize them I imagine that they would not be so anxious to assist us."
Of course it might be impolitic to antagonize these groups.