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checkpoint

In molecular and cell biology, a process or chemical that temporarily blocks or slows a biochemical event. Checkpoint mutations are associated with the unregulated growth of some cancers.

checkpoint

points in the cell cycle of eukaryotic cells which prevent progress until each stage is satisfactorily completed.
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One checkpoint was put into action last weekend, and two more are planned for the summer.
Agencies normally choose locations for checkpoints from areas that statistically reveal a large number of alcohol-related crashes or offenses.
About 10 deputies will man the checkpoint, up from a half-dozen at previous checkpoints.
20) To hold that otherwise-lawful DUI or license and registration enforcement checkpoints are unlawful simply because program sponsors had an additional motive to investigate drug trafficking seems an anomaly.
Applying this test to the sobriety checkpoint at issue in Sitz, the Court concluded that no one could question the seriousness of the drunk driving problem on the nation's highways and that checkpoints are a reasonably effective method of addressing the problem.
Funded by TSWG, the MSC 40 is a completely self-contained checkpoint solution with multiple integrated detection technologies designed to allow high throughput with various levels of screening, including secondary examination for alarm resolution.
Nasdaq: ARQL) today announced the initiation of GLP toxicology studies with ARQ 171, the second compound generated through the Company's ARQ-550RP Activated Checkpoint Therapy(SM) (ACT) program, under its agreement with Roche.
An expected benefit of research to be conducted at the checkpoint lab is significant enhancements to passenger convenience through reduced requirements for divestiture of clothing and other items.
ACT compounds are intended to improve the way cancer patients are treated because they selectively kill cancer cells and spare normal cells by restoring and activating cellular checkpoints that are defective in cancer.
Albert Roger, Vice President and General Manager RFID Solutions at Checkpoint Europe said of Checkpoint's participation in the Innovation Center, "We are very pleased to be playing a major role in the first deployment of RFID in the retail supply chain and being part of the METRO Group RFID Innovation Center.
For additional information, visit the Checkpoint Systems web site at www.
ADS President Simon Winstanley stated, "The sale to Checkpoint will enable ADS customers to continue receiving the quality service that they have been used to, while benefiting from an expanded global network of locations and technologies including integrated RF-EAS labels and laser printing.