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suh pre ser

  • n  someone who suppresses
    dictators are suppressors of free speech
  • n  a gene that suppresses the phenotypic expression of another gene (especially of a mutant gene)
  • n  an electrical device for suppressing unwanted currents

  • It said that its suppressor had cut jet noise below the level promised purchasers of the 707, making it slightly less noisy than a Super Constellation.
  • Some, known as oncogenes, turn on cell division, whereas others, called tumor-suppressor genes, are responsible for switching the process off.
  • A normal immune system has twice as many helper Tcells, which stimulate the making of antibodies, as it does suppressor Tcells, which keep antibody production under control.
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  • John Howard in
    I believe there is something quite heroic about a country that is going through the pain and the suffering that Iraq is going through, yet still extends due process to somebody who was a tyrant and brutal suppressor and murderer of his people,...
  • Andrea in SpiritIndia
    This study provides critical genetic evidence that continuous repression of a tumor suppressor gene is required for a tumor to survive,said Andrea Ventura, an Italian postdoctoral associate in the Center for Cancer Research and first author...
  • Daniel in EurekAlert (press release)
    This is the first X chromosome gene directly implicated as a tumor suppressor,says Daniel A. Haber, MD, PhD, director of the MGH Cancer Center and senior author of the report, which will appear in the journal Science and is receiving early...

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