The NIH Record

May 4, 1999
Vol. LI, No. 9

Inaugural James Hill Memorial Lecture Features Abrams

Readying Statistical Software
for Y2K

Asian/Pacific Islander
American Heritage Program Set, May 14, 28

Fellows in Minority Health
Policy Visit

NIH Hosts
Small Business Conference

Frederick Center Holds Festival, May 13-14

News Briefs





Study Subjects Sought

Final Photo

U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

NIH Record Archives

Holland's Huizing Cuts Swath Through Maryland Athletics

By Rich McManus

NICHD's Dr. Marjan Huizing

It may come as a surprise to learn that the first language of the Maryland state women's biathlon, cyclocross and cycling champion is not English, but Frisian. But that's only natural for a woman born 31 years ago in a little farming town in the north of Holland. That's where Dr. Marjan Huizing and her little sister would pedal an hour back and forth to school each day from age 6 to 18.
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Results Explain Mysterious Irish Malady
Genetic Mutations Discovered That Define a New Family of Inflammatory Diseases

By Kelli Carrington

An international team of researchers has discovered genetic mutations underlying a newly recognized group of inherited inflammatory disorders. These illnesses, one of which was first described in a family of Irish and Scottish descent, are characterized by dramatic, sometimes month-long episodes of high fever, severe pain in the abdomen, chest, or joints, skin rash, and inflammation in or around the eyes. Some patients also develop a potentially fatal complication called amyloidosis, a disease in which there is deposition of a blood protein in vital organs.
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