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1 -- color) North American Scientific makes radioactive brachytherapy seeds, the size of a rice grain, that can be implanted in a cancer patient's prostate to eat away at the tumor.
However, he cautions businesses about using revolving credit, which provides easy access to funding but can eat away at your cash on hand with high interest rates.
While there is still a large amount of vacant space overhanging the market, there is also a backlog of space needs, unfilled during the Gulf crisis, that is beginning to eat away at it.
Still, the fact that most large corporations turn a profit perpetuates the myth that they are paradigms of efficiency, even as foreign competitors and small domestic firms eat away at their profit margins.
But until they rid their sport of the politically and racist fuelled 'Ultra' mentality, the cancer will continue to eat away at their sport.
Because the bacterial infections behind periodontal disease provoke an immune reaction that can eat away the jawbone, dentist Bruce A.
Injuries continue to eat away at the Bruins as broken collarbones sideline the entire offensive line.