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Tree topping is terrible practice

...terminal location of these cuts, as well as their large diameter, prevents the tree's chemically based natural defense system from doing its job. The stubs are highly vulnerable to insect invasion and the spores of decaying fungi. If decay...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2015-11-12/tree-topping-terribl
U.S. Rep. Rick Allen calls for hostage return before Iran deal

...agreement.He said he also toured Israel's West Bank, including the Gaza Strip, and evaluated the nation's missile defense system known as "Iron Dome."He said while eating dinner with an Israeli family during his trip, he heard a story of a couple...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-09-01/us-rep-rick-allen-calls-hostage
After 'interviewing' candidates in first debate, Walker has the edge

...allies: Show strength by arming Ukraine; add forces on border of eastern Poland and the Baltics; and install missile defense systems in Poland and Czech Republic, which then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama cancelled...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-08-22/after-interviewi
U.S. Rep. Wilson seeks unified cyberattack measure

...includes part of Aiken County, said the legislation "will be the first of many steps in building a comprehensive cyber defense system."Initial findings of the study are due 180 days after passage of the bill, with a full report due in 360 days...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-09/us-rep-wilson-seeks-unif
A diplomacy defense shield

...advanced Russian anti-missile defense system.The theater of the absurd known...sale of S-300 rockets and air-defense systems to Iran.The eyeroll-inducing...as a first major investment, a defense system so advanced that it can thwart...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-04-15/diplomacy-defense-shi
GRU researching liver cancer target

...discovered that this interacts with TREM-1 on Kupffer cells, a kind of immune cell that is part of the liver's normal defense system, which causes the release of potent pro-inflammatory cell signals that end up further damaging more liver cells...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-24/gru-researching-liver-cancer
A lack of leadership

...target of the Obama administration and mainstream media, deserves an apology.Obama's pledge to cancel a missile defense system promised by Bush has left Europe less secure and America's deterrent less credible. It also has strained relationships...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-03-05/lack-leadership
Green tea company branching out from Georgia Regents University

...instance, it appears to interact with the natural defense system of enzymes already present in the mouth. When that...damage DNA to the cells, which further lowers the defense system in a kind of a "feedback loop," Hsu said. Damaged...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-10-31/green-tea-company-branching-
UGA researchers tout bacteria discovery

...bacteria) had such a sophisticated immune system," Michael Terns said. The system, called the CRISPR-CAS defense system, targets RNA molecules. Now, they have figured out a way to control the bacteria's immune system to target not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2012-01-06/uga-researchers-tout-bactero
Pulling punches still hurts

...Mr. Obama have in mind for the nation's missile defense system? And what will he do with that added "flexibility...he is intending to do with regards to our missile defense system, with regards to our military might, with regards...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2012-03-29/pulling-punches-still