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1. The act of accomplishing a cure.
2. A process by which something is prepared for use, as by heating, aging, etc.
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Cell biology The loss of a plasmid from a bacterial culture or of a dormant—lysogenized—virus inserted in a bacterial genome
Food science A process of improving a meat’s flavor, colour, tenderness, or shelf life with smoke, spices, and/or chemicals
Materials science A process in which a semisolid thermosetting plastic or resin is transformed into a solid by applying heat
Medical practice The removing of all traces of a disease
Molecular biology A treatment that promotes the loss of a resident prophage or plasmid from a cell—e.g., acridine orange is sometimes used to cure bacteria of a plasmid
Vox populi Making a finished product out of a raw material using heat or chemicals—e.g., tanned leather or vulcanised rubber
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Medical practice The removing of all traces of a disease. See Cure.
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technique for eliminating PLASMIDS from their host cells, by using agents such as ethidium bromide.
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1. The act of accomplishing a cure.
2. A process by which something is prepared for use, as by heating or aging.
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Patient discussion about curing

Q. What is the best natural cure for migraines? Every day I hear something else... would love it if you can share your experience...I'm sick of chemicals:)

A. stay off any products that have a any kind of a caffine content, including chocolate. try this for 3wks, ypu should notice a difference

Q. Cn barret esophagous be cured? I was diagnosed with barretts esophagus several years ago, and so far keeps on the routine follow up. I met some other guy with same condition and he told after his doctor prescribed him with some anti-reflux meds, in the last endoscopy they found normal esophagus, and that he thinks he's now cured. Is that possible?

A. Anti-reflux treatment may lower the risk of cancer a little, but it won't cure it, so there's still a need for refular follow-up.

Q. What is the cure for psoriatic arthritis? I know someone with psoriatic arthritis. What is the cure? Please don't waste my time with anecdotal evidence from anonymous people who drink expensive imported juice and claim to be healed. What treatments and cures are available? What science is behind the remedies?

A. First off, has your friend actually had a biopsy done on the skin to positively confirm the diagnosis? I was diagnosed with the same thing years ago. I then sought a second opinion from a dermatologist who did a biopsy. It wasn't psoriatic arthritis at all. It was Lichen Planus.
If however, it is Psoriatic Arthritis, then I would highly recommend either a Rheumatologist, or a Homeopath/Naturopath. Personally, I prefer the Homeopathic approach. There are no man-made chemicals involved, which our bodies are not designed to assimilate. Introducing an artificial chemical to the human body often times creates an alternate imbalance somewhere else, with its own set of problems.

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While UV LED does have a story to tell, EB curing seems unlikely to be penetrated by UV LED."
"By switching to an EB curing system on gravure, we were able to improve gloss by 60 percent and moisture protection was improved by 50 percent.
EB curing is a viable finishing technology for coil coating and provides numerous benefits."
Its EB systems include the EZCure family of EB curing systems.
There will also be end-user sessions for UV and EB curing relating to aerospace and defense, automotive OEM and refinish, sustainable packaging and printing, plastics, inkjet, metal finishing, and wood and building products.
EB curing units have traditionally been very large and very expensive, and therefore not encountered in narrow web print shops, but the size and cost is dropping, says Edward Maguire, ESI's vice president of marketing and sales.
Please note that potential users of UV and EB curing technology within New York State may qualify for tree admission.
Potential markets for UV and EB curing includes products that require scratch resistant coatings, haptic feel, pressure sensitive adhesives, or easy-to-clean applications.
One of the few areas that remained fairly stable was the energy-curing segment, UV and EB curing has remained strong due to the environmental advantages of the technology, its performance benefits and its usage in the packaging printing market.
However, the conversion that is achieved during irradiation depends on a large number of factors such as the applied irradiation dose, which is determined by both line speed and irradiance of the incident UV light (or the electron current in EB curing), and the composition of the reactive formulation, temperature, inertization, and other factors.