Umbrella Effect

The masking of low levels of immunoglobulin light chains in early clonal expansions of IgM macroglobulinemia and IgA myeloma, by the greater bulk of IgG seen by immunoelectrophoresis
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Being the first prime minister with strong linkage to the country's expanding evangelical Christian movements, his faith is expected to have an umbrella effect on his major policy-making apparatuses.
She said: "It's not just affecting the family, these tragedies have an umbrella effect and there is no end to the people it affects.
The targeted application of calcium on the flowers aimed to isolate the umbrella effect provided by the leaves of the plant, to ensure that the nutrient reached the target, that is, the flowers.
The strategy is to create an umbrella effect by leveraging the Mederma brand name, according to Steve Gallopo, senior director of O-T-C at Merz North America.
I float back to a present where I focus on my health and the health of those I love, on income and economic activities that further squeeze our lives into smaller corners, on relationships that greatly affect our emotions and peace of mind, and on affairs of country that have an umbrella effect on all of us.
MacDonald attributed part of the firm's success to the "umbrella effect," or clients' interest in single providers that can offer multiple services.
The wind makes your skirt do an inside out umbrella effect while you're waiting outside the wine bar for everyone to arrive.
It's short at about 3ft, but lovely and wide (7ft) and gives a glorious umbrella effect as well as dramatically changing colour month by month from the greenest of greens to stunning orange, purples and reds.
Immunoelectrophoresis, an older technique still used by a dozen or so laboratories, employs a long gel-diffusion step during which large IgM molecules move through agarose more slowly than the sleeker IgG, resulting in a phenomenon known as the umbrella effect. This effect results in false negatives when the IgM M-protein light chain is obscured by the polyclonal light chains of IgG (1).
The main point with the bags is that if you don't puncture them enough, the air rushes to the top of it causing an umbrella effect and the bag breaks away, scattering pellets everywhere (disaster!).
Robert Stern, president of the bipartisan Center for Governmental Studies in Los Angeles, understands this umbrella effect. "The public puts everyone in the same field and doesn't distinguish among the various levels of government," he says.
The high rates being charged for blockbuster entertainment properties may be having an umbrella effect, pulling royalties for other properties in the category up.