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Robert A., U.S. cardiologist, 1917-2004. See: Bruce protocol.


A gene on chromosome 2p22.3 that encodes a protein that inhibits apoptosis by ubiquinating apoptotic proteins, which targets them for degradation.

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Q. Can Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) cause a heart enlargement? A friend of mine is suffering from FMF. its usually doesn't bother him that much and when it dose the symptoms are stomach ache and fever. he has no heart symptoms and takes no medications. his physician told him that because of the FMF he might suffer from a heart enlargement, and that he should take some oral medications daily to prevent it. how can it be?

A. This question can't be answered with a strict yes or no.
although FMF on its own can't cause heart enlargement, FMF can cause amyloidosis because of the recurrent inflammation. this may lead to enlargement of the heart which is a severe disease.
the good side is that taking medication can decrease the chance of the cardiac enlargement.

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Frances Ellen Watkins Harper makes a few cameo appearances in The Origins of African American Literature, but if one were to judge simply by the number of pages Bruce allots to Harper versus, say, Sarah Forten, it would be easy for an unwary reader to conclude that Sarah Forten was the more important of the two.
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Bruce was hailed by jubilant Huddersfield fans as the man who could end their 28-year absence from top-flight football but on January 29, 2000, came a bombshell.
Jordan has not said how long that notice period could be, but it is clear Blues could be faced with a hefty compensation package if they officially appoint Bruce during that time.
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We were expecting a huge influx of Y2K business that never came," says Gina Bruce, president and CEO.
Anna-Marie said that the profession had been "very good" to her, and she thanked Bruce for "all the support and encouragement he has given me" since she joined him in 1985, "because this has made my life a joy and pleasure every day at Boston Ballet.
After the war, Bruce wandered through Europe, and became enamored of upper-crust French society.
It is instructive to note that by the time the judge rendered her decision, Bruce would claim another victim.
Bruce Jenner is reportedly asking his stepdaughter Khloe Kardashian to take Lamar Odom back and give the NBA player a second chance.
It seems that British-born ex-stockbroker Doug Bruce was riding on a New York subway headed for Coney Island one morning in July 2003 when it dawned on him that he couldn't remember anything about himself.
But the volume, which also includes a CD of performances, interviews, and commentary narrated by Nat Hentoff, also drives home a point as iconoclastic as the man himself: Lenny Bruce just isn't that funny anymore--if in fact he ever was.