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wear away through erosion or vaporization

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We demonstrate in human MCF-7 breast cancer cells that I3C ablates expression of Insulin-like Growth Factor Receptor-1 (IGF1R) and Insulin Receptor Substrate-1 (IRS1), downstream effectors of the IGF1 signaling pathway.
As the solvent dissolves (or ablates) the sand mold, it facilitates rapid heat removal to solidify the molten alloy quickly (Figs.
The FDA approved a thermal device that ablates airway smooth muscle to treat severe, persistent asthma that is not well controlled with medication.
The coating ablates at less than 1/10 the ablation rate of paints, according to the company.
Thereafter, the C[O.sub.2] laser, with the larger beam, sweeps over the copper foil and selectively ablates the exposed dielectric material.