While the juvenile literature field is an important developing market for MHCP, the company is not resting on its laurels in the educational realm, says Dils. In addition to expanding its educational workbook line, MHCP is developing specialty educational products including puzzles and kits that will be sold in mass market outlets as well as book stores.
"Parents are going to be more involved than ever in their children's schooling and testing," says Dils.
Despite the differences between DILS and Sjogren's, they both have strong genetic associations.
Itescu's initial findings about DILS, which he first described four years ago in the British journal The Lancet, have been verified through studies of dozens of additional people with the disease.
Itescu believes his discovery of DILS allows him the unusual opportunity as a researcher to look at both the environmental and hereditary factors that affect development of disease.
In people with DILS, treatment with the AIDS drug AZT causes salivary gland swelling to diminish significantly "because we're treating the virus that drives the whole process," Dr.
Further, because he has found that people with DILS are less likely than other people with HIV to develop opportunistic infections, Dr.