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In organized labor, an employee who breaks a strike. That is, a scab does not go on strike with other employees but instead keeps working. A scab may do this out of concern for his/her livelihood, because he/she does not agree with the reasons for striking, or for some other reason. Because scabs are thought to reduce the effectiveness of a strike, the term is highly derogatory.


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Scab material softened with water was cultured on 10% blood agar at 370C in an atmosphere of 5% CO2 for 4 days.
Washington, May 30 ( ANI ): An advanced new bandage that mimics human scab formation promotes faster wound healing, scientists have claimed.
A university-based unit started four patients in May 2011 utilizing this method of scab removal, and by February 2012, with 460 cannulations (100+ in each patient), they have not had a single access infection (personal communication).
One wharfie was killed, Bill Renton was injured, but the police, the premier and the scabs were driven out of Fremantle.
It turned out the old guy had been a scab, or blackleg, during the General Strike in 1927.
However, some boys question why they should stop attacking scabs and ripping up their newspapers.
Small children will touch and scratch their scabs and therefore run the risk of infection.
In 1957, two London virologists using cell cultures examined smallpox scabs that had been stored in test tubes under ambient laboratory conditions.
ScAbs allow an easier and more cost-effective scale-up for manufacturing compared with monoclonal antibodies.
Caro contacted George Wunderlich, executive director of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, MD, who notes that during the late 1800s, pus or bits of scabs from smallpox patients with mild cases were implanted in the skins of healthy people to generate a mild illness that bestowed lifetime immunity.
Expansion defects are a family of defects that include rattails, buckles and scabs.
The bleeding eventually stopped but left me with scabs so ugly that I was too embarrassed to wear shorts even in the hottest weather.