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The company stated new Abbott Vysis ALK Break Apart FISH Probe test is designed to detect rearrangements of the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients for its approved NSCLC therapy, XALKORI (crizotinib).
"Our study is helping us to see that the history of the rift is really important for determining the level of volcanic activity when plates break apart. We now know that this rift history is just as important as mantle temperature in controlling the level of volcanic activity on the Earth's surface," said Dr John Armitage, lead author of the paper from the Department of Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial College London.
Will the country break apart? Don't you think these questions needed to be answered--or at least discussed by Zinn?
Temporal trends which sweep over and all too readily reshape other churches and societies seem to break apart as nothing more than frothy waves when they come up against 'the rock' of St.
Folies de la Vigne, to Marin Marais's Baroque music, features a frieze of dancers in various poses who break apart and assume conversational positions--a foibles-of-mankind piece, reminiscent, thematically and musically, of Mark Morris.
Developed by WhereNet and Park-Watch, the simple wristwatch-style locator allows large parties to break apart at amusement parks to find their own sources of entertainment.
Since foams will break apart from the cluster if they are not dipped at the correct angle and depth, the cluster fixture was designed to hold the entire cluster tight enough to help prevent this yet allow for some float to let the coating access the proper areas.
Lincoln feared that the young American nation might break apart and perish on his watch.
As the plasma moves, it carries magnetic fields than join together and break apart. Sometimes, these fields release huge amounts of energy from within a sunspot, creating storms.
It was only after these stars generated enough ultraviolet radiation to break apart, or ionize, the hydrogen atoms that the light could shine through and illuminate the cosmos.
In many of the later videos, the disruption goes even further, producing counternarratives that break apart any sense of linearity, identity, or identification (i.e., Kikiriki, 1983; Mayami: Between Cut and Action, 1986).
There, rocks frequently break apart, resulting in ground-shaking quakes.