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Orphan diseases : new hope for rare medical conditions

Author: Wendy B Murphy; Baker & Taylor, Inc.
Publisher: Brookfield, Conn. : Twenty-First Century Books, ©2002.
Series: Twenty-first century medical library.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks at rare diseases, such as Tay-Sachs, cystic fibrosis, and sickle-cell anemia, which are neglected by researchers and drug manufacturers for fiscal, political, and practical reasons.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Print version: Murphy, Wendy B.
Orphan diseases.
Brookfield, Conn. : Twenty-First Century Books, 2002
(DLC) 2001007157
(OCoLC)48475149
Material Type: Document, Elementary and junior high school, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy B Murphy; Baker & Taylor, Inc.
ISBN: 0761398198 9780761398196
OCLC Number: 58534665
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (144 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Apart from the beaten path --
Optimism in Mother Teresa's waiting room; new hope for orphan disorders --
Rain man syndrome; autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders --
Bad blood; sickle cell anemia and other blood disorders --
Of little people and brittle bones; rare bone and connective tissue disorders.
Series Title: Twenty-first century medical library.
Responsibility: Wendy Murphy.
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Looks at rare diseases, such as Tay-Sachs, cystic fibrosis, and sickle-cell anemia, which are neglected by researchers and drug manufacturers for fiscal, political, and practical reasons.

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