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They can scarcely fight off an evil enchanter who threatens to destroy their city, Caprona.
These cells didn't work properly, so his body couldn't fight off infections--even a cold.
Battling parents occupying a doomed Scots school's classroom have vowed to fight off bulldozers.
After four months, the people who took 200 mg of E a day had stronger responses to vaccines for hepatitis B and tetanus than those who took the placebo--that is, they created more antibodies to fight off future attacks of the illnesses.
At first I wasn't sure that I had the talent, but I did know I had a fear of failure, and that fear compelled me to fight off anything that might abet it.
SCIENTISTS have spent a year analysing baby poo - in a bid to discover how we fight off infections.
The 23-year-old managed to fight off her attackers who struck as thousands of people were making their way home from work.
Such pollutants could also more generally limit people's ability to fight off infections, whether or not they've been vaccinated against them, Grandjean says.
The glands - which normally feel like small, pea-sized lumps - are where the killer lymphocyte cells that fight off invaders are located.
The two have a mystical bond, and together they must fight off enemies and figure out whom to trust, while trying to restore the rightful king.