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Noun1.nanus - a person who is markedly smallnanus - a person who is markedly small  
hypophysial dwarf, Levi-Lorrain dwarf, pituitary dwarf - a dwarf whose condition is caused by a deficiency of growth hormones, rather than by genetic factors (as in the case of the achondroplastic dwarf)
hypoplastic dwarf, normal dwarf, primordial dwarf, true dwarf - an achondroplastic dwarf whose small size is the result of a genetic defect; body parts and mental and sexual development are normal
small person - a person of below average size
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Tissue studies conducted by Nanus have confirmed that when certain new polysaccharides developed in Chu's lab are delivered in specific concentrations, they can indeed selectively kill prostate cancer cells without harming normal cells.
This concept is at the center of the difference in transactional and transformational leadership (Bennis & Nanus, 1985; Birnbaum, 1988; Burns, 1978).
Nanus and Dobbs fit these leadership roles into two general organizing functions.
He explored the subject through a 1985 serial study that was published as a book co-authored with Burt Nanus, called Leaders: the Strategies for Taking Charge (1985).
institutions and questioned the credibility of our leaders (Bennis & Nanus,