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CHAD

A gene on chromosome 17q21.33 that encodes chondroadherin, a small leucine-rich repeat (LRR) proteoglycan which promotes attachment of chondrocytes, fibroblasts and osteoblasts, mediated by the integrin alpha2beta1. It may play an important role in regulating chondrocyte growth and proliferation.
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When the rebels stopped to sleep near the border, the Chadian army came to save us.
SOUNDBITE (Chadian) Fatmata, Chadian IDP from Djangalima village, located on an island on Lake Chad:
The conference has recommended finding a mechanism for the movement of citizens between the two countries through the Sudanese - Chadian Integration Card or the Identity Card.
The conference recommended re-opening the Chadian Consulate in Genaina city as soon as possible.
The Chadian government should start negotiations with the Chadian rebels, that should happen," Menkerios told the AFP news agency in Addis Ababa.
Using the same five-point favorability scale where "1" is very unfavorable and "5" is very favorable, 53% of Chadians have an unfavorable opinion of the French; one-quarter of respondents say they have a favorable opinion of them.
However, the poll results also show that Chadians hold similar negative views of French people, suggesting that respondents don't differentiate between France's policies and its nationals.
Only 30,000 Chadians are officially registered with the Central African authorities, but they are thought to number in the hundreds of thousands, many of them going back generations.
Soldiers from mainly Muslim Chad, which lies to the north of the Central African Republic, have been accused of siding with the Seleka force, and the African Union has said the Chadians will redeploy outside the capital to avoid tensions.
Sudanese President Omer Hassan al-Bashir (R) and his Chadian counterpart Idriss Deby embrace at the Friendship Hall in the capital Khartoum February 9, 2010 (Reuters)
Gallup World Poll interviews conducted in November 2006, three years after Chad began exporting oil, reveal that two-thirds of Chadians are dissatisfied with their current standard of living.
Gallup also asked Chadians whether their situation is improving or deteriorating.