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T-cells struggle to get inside large masses of cancer cells, and even if they do, these tumors often produce proteins that inhibit the effectiveness of the T-cells.
“We’re excited because we need drugs that inhibit the virus directly,” Maldonado says.New treatments aim to treat COVID-19 early, before it gets serious|Tina Hesman Saey|August 24, 2020|Science News
A July 21 study in Cell Reports found that the drug can inhibit SARS-CoV-2 replication in lab-grown monkey and human cells.How two coronavirus drugs for cats might help humans fight COVID-19|Erin Garcia de Jesus|August 11, 2020|Science News
The disorder, known as X-linked agammaglobulinemia, inhibits the body’s ability to make the antibodies called gamma globulins, resulting in severe infections even from fairly innocuous pathogens.Our Genes May Explain Severity of COVID-19 and Other Infections|Monique Brouillette|July 27, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Besides the reports out of China, two studies using computer simulations of coronavirus proteins predicted that famotidine might dock with and inhibit important viral enzymes called proteases that help the virus replicate.A popular heartburn medicine doesn’t work as a COVID-19 antiviral|Tina Hesman Saey|July 27, 2020|Science News
Studies have repeatedly shown that Plan B ok “does not inhibit implantation.”
If the technology works well, secrecy can inhibit its deployment.Is the Pentagon’s $55 Billion Stealth Bomber Too Big a Secret?|Bill Sweetman|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Oil is antimicrobial and gets into the tissues of the mouth to inhibit bacterial growth,” says Caldecott.
Since the FDA approved Plan B in 1999, repeated studies have shown the drug does not inhibit implantation.
IUDs, also named in the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga suits, almost certainly can inhibit implantation.
If he does not inhibit or exclude from his mind the word “Petition” he can make no advance.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
The wine would cleanse and at least inhibit bacterial growth.Old-Time Makers of Medicine|James J. Walsh
You worked your way outward on this run, and the High Council didn't see fit to erase those memories or inhibit them.The Colors of Space|Marion Zimmer Bradley
By refraining from the physical expression, one may at least partially inhibit the emotion.
The public welfare requires that we inhibit our fighting impulses, except in cases of self-defense or war.
British Dictionary definitions for inhibit
verb -its, -iting or -ited (tr)
- to prevent the occurrence of (a particular signal) in a circuit
- to prevent the performance of (a particular operation)