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2011-06-29 12:16:54

Finding could lead to new and improved drugs for several types of cancer Most of us have had a doctor prescribe an antibiotic for a stubborn bacterial infection, or for a cut that gets infected.  However, prescribing an antibiotic to fight cancer?  In fact, anti-cancer antibiotics have been used since the 1950s to successfully treat several forms of cancer, but often the side effects limit the duration they can be given to a patient. One particularly promising anti-cancer...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'