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  • n  any small compartment
    the cells of a honeycomb
  • n  (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
  • n  a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction
  • n  a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement
  • n  a hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections, each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver
  • n  small room in which a monk or nun lives
  • n  a room where a prisoner is kept

  • The debate over stem cell research has raised many questions across the nation.
  • Scientists believe stem cells from human embryos could hold the key to treatments and cures for disease.
  • In the battle over stem cell science, progress is at war with process.
News & Articles

  • Cell phone rights and wrongs
    Cell phone rights and wrongs …
    June 13, 2013 - WPIX 11 New York
  • Cell phone stolen at Darien Library
    A $300 cell phone was reported stolen from the Darien Library , 1441 Post Road, on June 5. The black Samsung 4G was left behind in the bathroom, the complainant told police. When he went to retrieve the phone, he discovered it was missing, according to the report.
    June 12, 2013 - Darien News-Review
  • Cell phones lighting up with erroneous Flash Flood alerts
    SEATTLE -- Some cell phones around the Puget Sound region were urgently alerting their users to a flash flood warning Wednesday afternoon. But don't worry, the alert was not for the Puget Sound region.
    June 12, 2013 - KOMO Seattle
Quotes

  • Gordon Brown in BBC News
    In a statement issued on Wednesday, Mr Brown said: "We have strong reason to believe that a British citizen, Edwin Dyer, has been murdered by an al-Qaeda cell in Mali. I utterly condemn this appalling and barbaric act of terrorism. My thoughts are...
  • Barack Obama in guardian.co.uk
    In signing the executive order, Obama said: "When it comes to stem cell research, rather than furthering discovery, our government has forced into what I believe is a false choice between sound science and moral values. In this case, I believe the...
  • James Dobson in Boston Globe (registration)
    I'm deeply disappointed the Republican Party seems poised to select a nominee who did not support a constitutional amendment to protect the institution of marriage, who voted for embryonic stem-cell research to kill nascent human beings,...

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