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The process of having proteins contain certain signals such that the proteins are directed specifically towards certain cellular locations, for example, the lysosome. Compare: processing.
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Medtalk The focusing of one's efforts on a particular goal. Gene targeting
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Patient discussion about targeting

Q. Does good and healthy diet helps in achieving the target besides regular exercises? I am planning to join a gym to have a good physique, especially to get six pack abs. I think I need to work hard to develop muscles. I have kept my targets for a year to get them. My instructor has told me that he will guide me to make a really good looking abs. Does good and healthy diet helps in achieving the target besides regular exercises?

A. My experiences is that I missed to have a right diet and I lost my strength in the mid. This made me weak. And I lost all muscles very quickly. My targets were not to built abs but weight reduction. I stopped having one meal. I got slim but with lost energy. To make things worse I was having beverages. I did not notice that my health has deteriorated to a great extent. This was due to the passion to lose weight. So you keep your targets with low passion and with flexibility. Keep taking good diet and go slow and steady.

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Now that I have explained why targeting is important in a COIN campaign and how fundamental accurate targeting is to success, there are several observations I made over the course of two deployments and twenty-six months targeting insurgents in Iraq.
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Targeting can effectively occur only within the context of an operational or tactical framework.
The process of targeting helps integrate and synchronize fires with the other warfighting functions (including sustainment).
--We're working on the integration of high definition, high-resolution cameras on the EO/IR multi-sensor targeting systems, and the synchronization of full motion video frames
* Targeting focuses on achieving objectives--it is the end of strategy that develops courses of action, goals, and effects into detailed actions against targets.
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