Example sentences for: discern

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  • Carl Jung once observed that it is easier to discern the presence of archetypes from the collective subconscious in works of pulp fiction by writers such as H. Rider Haggard than it is in literary masterpieces.

  • The data available in this study cannot discern the possible mechanisms that are operating to result in a length-dependence of P t */P t . However, the observations in this paper clearly demonstrate that this length-dependence is operative at the sarcomere level, and P t */P t decreases as sarcomere length increases whether it is studied after high frequency (tetanic contraction) or after low frequency (staircase) stimulation.

  • From these and many other examples in the literature, one can begin to discern several of the elements that, when present together, elevate investigations in computational biology to a level at which ordinary biologists take serious notice.

  • Previous studies by others had shown that the ectopic expression of PTEN in anchorage-independent tumor cells greatly reduced their ability to grow in soft agar [ 4 5 6 ] . In this latter situation, however, the forced expression of ectopic PTEN effectively impairs cellular proliferation in general, even under two-dimensional culture conditions where the cells are attached to substratum [ 4 6 7 8 9 10 18 33 44 ] . It was therefore difficult to discern from these experiments how effectively and selectively PTEN participates in anchorage-dependent growth control.

  • After a few of these futile interviews, I begin to discern three distinct genres of nonanswer:

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