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Pii: s0140-6736(02)11208-6e-mail submissions to [email protected] Sir—Björn Dahlöf, in the LIFE study,1 Lars Lindholm and colleagues “to share exciting news” and remind me of the results of the LIFE study.
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biologically based hypothesis. Its ability MSL receives research support from theNational Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of *Michael S Lauer, Victor Froelicher *Clinical Research and Stress Laboratory, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, DeskF25, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, StanfordUniversity Medical Center and the Veterans A=normal MBL allele; O=common designation for variant alleles B (codon 54), C (codon 57), D (codon 52).
Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, *Initial patient set. †Confirmatory study.
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Double Edge in Actos del Habla exhibition Museo de Arte. Universidad Nacional de Colombia In De Doble filo [Double-Edged] we come once again face to face with performatory language at work. Performatory language – as stated already – is a constant concern in Clemencia’s work. The language that appeals to her is one that is not useful for telling, for narrating, for describing, for th