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magic bullet

(jargon)
(Or "silver bullet" from vampire legends) A term widely used in software engineering for a supposed quick, simple cure for some problem. E.g. "There's no silver bullet for this problem".
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But the magic bullet can't create a power student, because no database, however magical, can help 18-year-olds like the ones the hypothesis pictures find the resources that are best able to meet their information needs.
But that doesn't mean Magic Bullets is about health care.
We've always been looking for magic bullets," Kevan Shokat, PhD, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and chair of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology at UCSF, said.
At the end of the day, the magic bullet Congress just fired landed squarely on its foot.
Many insurers employ the following technological magic bullets either wholly or to some degree:
One of the most popular magic bullets in education today is early intervention.
The technique is unlikely to become a primary therapy, because the magic bullets cannot reach cancerous cells deep inside the tumor mass.
Because his marksmanship is not perfect, he allows his colleague Caspar, already a servant of the Devil, to arrange for him to make a pact with the Black Huntsman for the magic bullets.
Still, one team of geneticists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham cautions in the July NATURE BIOTECHNOLOGY, "Claims of selective magic bullets need to be modest, though, because much remains to be known about the regulation of viral replication and how to harness it.
Earlier attempts to make effective magic bullets failed because although the poisons they use found the cancerous cells, they could not penetrate and destroy them without harming healthy cells as well.