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BAD

Drug slang
A regional term for crack cocaine.
 
Immunology
An acronym (background, aggregates, debris) for the noncellular material that must be “gated out” in flow cytometry.
 
Molecular biology
A Bcl-2 related protein which can induce apoptosis; it selectively heterodimerises with Bcl-XL and Bcl-2, which displaces Bax from Bcl-XL, resulting in cell death.
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It was our ability to recognize the goodness of pleasure and the badness of pain in the first place that got us wanting pleasure and hating pain, the very attitudes that evolution then exploited to direct us toward food and away from bodily injury.
I submit that crying foul strategies pressure even reluctant auditors to repair or abandon questionable tactics by making a norm determinate, and by making manifest the badness of the tactic and that the speaker who cries foul is exercising forbearance.
In both Richard II and Richard III, one decision constitutes a tipping point that solidifies badness by providing for the basis for the badness signifier.
It is very cathartic because you get all that badness and anger and stuff out of you on stage"
He said: "You need to know him but, in his box, he has a good temperament and there is no badness in him at all.
HE'S the Tango-tanned bundle of badness who went off the rails when serial killer stepdad Richard Hillman tried to do him in.
In terms of real badness there have been few incidents and I hope that continues to be the case.
One of the many virtues of Bad Modernisms lies in its recognition--lucidly articulated by its editors; richly and variously explored by its contributors--that the potential goodness of badness and badness of goodness were as central to and muddled in modernism itself as they have been to and in our own subsequent critical revaluations of its histories.
The idea that this poor woman, who only wanted to do something good for a country that has seen so much badness inflicted upon it, could be punished for such a ridiculous "crime" is abhorrent.
If we seek the source of badness, GKC says, we need look no further than the human heart.
In our attempt to get rid of the badness of that word, we want to turn it around and make it acceptable.
One could say that Koether was one of the few artists who actually took the notion seriously, pushing it to extremes--literally performing badness.