defence mechanism

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In the latest study, scientists developed a drug that reverses the natural defence mechanism by blocking an enzyme called PERK that signals the build-up of the abnormal proteins.
Collaborative studies with surgeons at Leeds General infirmary have shown that this defence mechanism can be switched on in diseased blood vessels as well as in healthy vessels.
The charge about "proselytizing" or "stealing" faithful by the Moscow patriarchate is a defence mechanism of a Church with a very bad conscience.
Yvonne Johns SW London AITCHING is a built-in defence mechanism that alerts your body to the potential of being harmed.
They are referred to as the first defence mechanism of the body.
But beware, they have a defence mechanism of dropping to the floor and turning over to evade justice
Dinosaurs had evolved defence mechanisms to help heal their injuries, according to a new study.
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