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magic bullet

n. Slang
Something regarded as a magical solution or cure: "There is no magic bullet against cancer" (Matt Clark).
Paul Ehrlich’s term for an ideal therapeutic agent, which would target a highly specific site and treat only that site; in modern immunology, MB refers to any agent with the specificity of an antibody and lethal potential of a toxin

magic bullet

Immunology Paul Ehrlich's term for an ideal therapeutic, which would target a highly specific site and treat ONLY that site; in modern immunology, MB refers to any agent with the specificity of an antibody and lethal potential of a toxin. See Orthozyme CD5plus.
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The Magic Bullet Fund has given us the option to do that.
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A magic bullet depends on how you would define a magic bullet, but if you mean a treatment that can kill cancer cells and leave normal cells unscathed, then it has that property," the Daily Express quoted study leader Dr Kevin Harrington from the Institute of Cancer Research in London as saying.
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