“Defect” in the news

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heart defect

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The China Post
· New drugs make headway against lung, prostate, colon cancers  
Merck & Co.’s blockbuster Keytruda, which helps the immune system find and fight cancer, proved better than standard chemo combinations as initial treatment for people with advanced colon cancer and tumors with gene defects that result in a high number of mutations, making them tough to treat.
The New York Times
· A Son’s Long Struggle to Clear His Family’s Name Is Only Half Won  
SEOUL, South Korea — The soldier spoke in a shaky voice, describing how he had lived like a beggar in South Korea and smoked “cigarette butts thrown by American G.I.s.” As he told listeners over the radio, he had fled his South Korean unit in Vietnam, defecting to the “bosoms” of North Korea.
Malay Mail
· Armada: Removal of Dr Mahathir and co invalid and illegal  
Ulya Aqamah’s statement also highlighted a misinterpretation of the clause that was cited to invoke the removal of the five, explaining that Article 10.2.2 and 10.2.3 of the party’s constitution which relates to members’ defecting or resigning from the Bersatu, does not apply in this case.
The New York Times
· Coronavirus Meets a Drive to End Malnutrition in Africa  
Women lack folate, a deficiency that can lead to neural tube defects like spina bifida in their children at birth.
· Mirantis releases its first major update to Docker Enterprise  
Ionel admitted that he thought some users would defect because this is obviously a major change, at least from the customer’s point of view.
The Guardian
· MPs bring bill to ban late abortions for cleft lip, cleft palate and club foot  
“On the one hand, medical professionals were reassuring me that this was a minor birth defect that could be easily corrected, yet on the other, I was being offered an abortion after the usual 24-week cut-off point as though my child had a severe and life-altering disability.”
Malay Mail
· Pakatan to foster constituencies of Penang reps who defected to Perikatan  
KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 — Penang Pakatan Harapan (PH) said three of its leaders have been appointed to look after the Teluk Bahang, Bertam and Seberang Jaya constituencies after their assemblymen defected to support the Perikatan Nasional coalition.
The Guardian
· Morrison government will push on with IR reform even if unions and employers can't agree  
He cited the fact the Fair Work Commission has powers to overlook minor technical defects with applications and employers had “used loopholes” such as having agreements voted up by small cohorts of workers to fast-track deals.
Asian Scientist
· Building The Foundations Of 5G (VIDEO)  
For instance, adding a thin substrate of the III-V materials onto a layer of silicon causes dislocations and defects in both.
Malay Mail
· Muhyiddin vs Mukhriz (Mahathir): Experts weigh in on what this means for Bersatu... and Malaysia  
Oh said if Mukhriz fails, a breakaway might occur with supporters of Dr Mahathir expected to defect from Bersatu along with him.