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Pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics deal with the genetic basis underlying variable drug response in individual patients. The traditional pharmacogenetic approach relies on studying sequence variations in candidate genes suspected of affecting drug response. On the other hand, pharmacogenomic studies encompass the sum of all genes, i.e., the genome.(More)
  • E Hood
  • Environmental health perspectives
  • 2001
In the wake of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., the threat posed by chemical and biological weapons has instantaneously evolved from hypothetical nightmare to clear and present danger. Under this new set of circumstances, any addition to the body of scientific knowledge about the health effects of chemical or(More)
Background: Mycobacteria have developed a number of pathways that provide partial protection against both reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS). We recently identified a locus in Mycobacterium marinum, mel2, that plays a role during infection of macrophages. The molecular mechanism of mel2 action is not well understood. Results:(More)
This report describes mental health issues affecting Inuit women as seen in psychiatric consultation. Recent public and governmental attention has focused on the emotional and behavioural sequelae of rapid cultural change, spousal assault and sexual violence. The process of psychiatric consultant with the Inuit woman patient will be described. The need for(More)
In recent years, environmental health science has broadened the scope of its inquiries, expanding its investigations beyond the effects of single pollutants on individuals to incorporate the entire panorama of external factors that may affect people's health. Consideration of the health impacts of the built environment-the human-modified places where we(More)
Alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency is an inherited genetic disorder currently diagnosed in approximately 5,000 people in the United States. Although some individuals with AAT deficiency are asymptomatic, the condition often leads to deterioration of lung function in adults and is associated with emphysema, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,(More)
Background: Dystocia occurs more commonly in some breeds of dogs than others. The Boxer breed is one of the highrisk breeds for whelping problems. The aim of this study was to document some reproductive parameters and the frequency of dystocia in Boxers. Methods: Two questionnaires were sent to the breeders of Boxers in Sweden during 1994 to 1997. Data from(More)