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cell

(Enemy combatants), noun enemy group, exxremist group, rebel organization, saboteurs, subversives, unnerground extremists
Associated concepts: enemy combatants, justice courts, miliiary tribunals, Patriotic Act, prison cells, sleeper cell, terrorist cell

cell

(jail), noun cage, cella, chamber, compartment, confined room, confinement, cubicle, cubiculum, enclosed cage, incarceration, jailhouse, penitentiary, pound, prison, prison house, small cavity, small room, solitary abode
See also: chamber, jail, penitentiary, prison

CELL. A small room in a prison. See Dungeon.

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To reach its conclusion, the UCLA team had to grow thymus cells in a test tube, a process that Uittenbogaart said could lead to a test for predicting how AIDS will unfold in specific children.
The scientists who developed the thymus cells - which caused the proliferation and maturation of functioning immune cells when transplanted - said the achievement marks a significant step toward potential new treatments based on stem-cell and organ transplantation, as well as new therapies for type-1 diabetes and other autoimmune diseases, and for immunodeficiency diseases.
In their next experiment, Golub and Russell passed malignant mouse thymus cells through a plastic column filled with gel-like beads coated with antibodies that preferentially bind to DNA molecules.