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

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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When asked about the situation, Bruce said: "Anything like that, I've already spoken to Karl and I'll speak to Jonjo.
Sunday People Sport can reveal owner Mike Ashley has worked out an incentive-driven salary which will see Bruce collect an extra payment for every place Newcastle finish above the bottom three.
Money was transferred to Bruce's account and he then withdrew large sums of euros from various outlets which he passed on to the man.
According to officials, Bruce then submitted fraudulent cost estimates for roofing work to the insurance company.
sake The time had come for Villa and Bruce to put each other out of their misery by parting company.
Nikki was one of the featured roasters together with Oscar-nominated actor Edward Norton, Bruce's Moonlighting leading-lady Cybill Shepherd, former NBA player Dennis Rodman, Martha Stewart, Kevin Pollak, Dom Irrera, Get Out star Lil Rel Howery and roast master general Jeff Ross.
"It'll be a bit strange with our lovely Bruce not being with us," she admitted.
Bruce honed his craft playing theatres and summer seasons up and down the country before rising to fame presenting popular Saturday night TV entertainment shows including The Generation Game, Play Your Cards Right and The Price Is Right before becoming the face of Strictly Come Dancing.
Moran had been sharing a hotel room in Gloucestershire with Mr Bruce and a man named Frank Cant while they worked on a 10-week building project.
It aired with a slight overlap with BBC One's Sir Bruce tribute, 8pm until 9pm.