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Mythical greek warrior, vulnerable only in the heel.

See: achilles bursa, achilles reflex, achilles tendon.

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The Fiber Disease

... for decades, it wasn't until 2000 that scientists finally understood why it worked so well. But first, it's important to understand antibiotics' Achilles' heel. Although germs have three vulnerable targets, any single antibiotic can attack only one of them at a time: (1) the germ's outer membrane, ...

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Natural anti-viral enzyme helps keep cancer cells alive!!!

... in immune response," said Dr. Michael White, associate professor of cell biology. "We found something a little bit different – an Achilles' heel of cancer cells that's apparently broadly conserved among many types of solid tumors." Using cultured human cells, the researchers ...

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Sat Oct 07, 2006 3:08 pm
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... was the crippled laughingstock of the gods when he married Charis (Grace). His work was very skilled, though, and over time he earned respect. Achilles' mother asked him for a shield that is almost as renowned as the Iliad. Zeus sought his help in crafting the first woman of Athens. Anyway, ...

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Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:23 pm
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