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CoQ10

I have a link you might be interested in that would be included in the
category of "alternative medicine." It’s a site that specializes in
Coenzyme Q10, and has an extensive medical references section on
Coenzyme Q10 and disease, including specialized information on heart
disease.

http://www.nethomes.com/asha    (homepage)

URLs of interest:

http://www.nethomes.com/asha/heart.htm
http://www.nethomes.com/asha/ref2.htm   (detailed references)

Best Regards,

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Destruction of Variola Stocks a Mistake?

I’m disturbed by WHO’s decision to destroy
the remaining stocks of variola in light of recent work with human
adenoviruses that suggest to me that some other human pathogens may in
the future also become sources of important treatments for human
cancers.

There’s an article on the adenovirus work in one of the October issues
of Science.  Since it seems likely that other pathogenic viruses that
cannot replicate in the presence of a working p53 gene may also have
promise as anticancer agents, it is obvious that the variola stocks
should not be destroyed until their potential use in this context has
been thoroughly analyzed.  In fact, I would guess that, the more
virulent the pathogen, the more useful it might prove.

I wonder if anyone has tried using this compelling new data to attempt
to convince WHO to reverse its decision to destroy the remaining stocks
in 1998?  Can someone here tell me who might be interested in taking
this issue up with WHO or in raising this issue in scientific circles or
in the
press?

I’m just a lawyer and, as far as I know, the implications of the
adenovirus work for dangers of destroying the variola stocks have
already been thoroughly discussed in the cancer and public health
circles, but maybe not.  I’d like to make sure.

 Vincent DiCarlo

When tempted to do a wrong thing, try doing a right thing first.

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Breast Cancer (Inflammatory Carcinoma)

My sister was diagnosed this week with breast cancer, specifically
inflammatory carcinoma. We have not been able to find information about
this particular form of cancer.  It WAS described in one book as being
"very rare" and maybe that is why so little information is available.
Can anyone tell us how to find sources of information on the internet on
this subject?  What about book titles we can order from our book store. We
desparately want to know how this cancer acts, what it is going to do to
my sister, what we can do to manage it, what hope do we have?

Carolyn Robertson
c-antiq…@usa.net

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Help her urgently.

<Urge aiuto per una bambina italiana di sei anni Francesca De Lunas>
FRANCESCA DE LUNAS IS A 6 YRS OLD DAUGHTER WHO URGENTLY NEEDS HELP.

<ricoverata presso il reparto rianimazione dell’ospedale Brotzu di
Cagliari (Sardegna-Italia), Dott. Pettinao.>

SHE’S NOW UNDER THERAPY BY DR. PETTINAO AT THE "REPARTO RIANIMAZIONE"
[REANIMATION DEPT.], OSPEDALE BROTZU, CAGLIARI (SARDINIA, ITALY)

<La bambina presenta una sindrome caratterizzata da:>

SHE SHOWS A SYNDROME WHICH PECULIARITIES ARE:

<- ipercoagulazione del sangue>

BLOOD HYPERCOAGULATION

<- trombi che si formano in circa 15 secondi di colore rosso con nucleo
bianco di lunghezza di circa 2-3 cm.>

RED THROMBI WITH WHITE NUCLEUS, ABOUT 2-3 CM LONG, WHICH FORM IN 15
SECS.

<Alla bambina e’ stata gia’ amputata la gamba sinistra e finora non e’
stato possibile effettuare diagnosi di alcun tipo.>

THE DAUGHTER HAS ALREADY BEEN AMPUTATED THE LEFT LEG. IT HAS NOT BEEN
POSSIBLE TO MAKE ANY DIAGNOSIS UNTIL NOW.

<Chiunque sia in grado di ipotizzare una diagnosi o di riconoscerla si
metta urgentemente incontatto con le seguenti e-mail:>

ANYBODY ABLE TO MAKE A DIAGNOSIS OR RECOGNIZE THIS DISEASE PLEASE GET
IN TOUCH URGENTLY BY E-MAIL TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESSES:

lukre…@mbox.vol.it

stefa…@alanet.it

schi…@pan.bio.uniroma1.it

ps…@mbox.vol.it

 *********************************
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR COOPERATION

<Grazie per l’ attenzione.>
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Peer Reviewed Medical Internet Directory

Medical Matrix, a peer-reviewed, annotated, continuously updated and ranked
database of over 4000 medical Internet sites is now fully searchable at
http://www.medmatrix.org

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Helicobacter

For italian people: the most complete site on Helicobacter pylori is
at:

<http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/9977>

VI SFIDO A TROVARE UN SITO CON MAGGIORI INFORMAZIONI

——————————————-
dr Alberto Torelli (1997)
tel/sgr/fax  019-506054
Alberto.Tore…@pn.itnet.it
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Any help available on this?

I hope that this article is going to the correct newsgroup.

We are trying to clear the name of someone in our village and would be
grateful for any information on the following points.

1.What effect if any does being resuscitated have on the length of time
for bruises to develop and do different blood groups alter this?

2.Does age have any effect on the length of time bruises take to develop

3.Do bruises caused after death show up more quickly if resuscitated and
does age affect this?

4.Can dying and then being resuscitated alter the effect of bruises,
making accidental look like non-accidental?

If anyone can help, please e-mail me on
        go…@gordw.demon.co.uk


Gordon Whiting

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adenovirus E1

Does anybody know something about immunohistochemistry on adenoviral E1
proteins, especially on enteric types 40 and 41?

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ANNOUNCE: Stereology Course

What: Comprehensive Stereology Workshop in New Orleans following Society For
Neurosciences meeting.

        "APPLICATIONS OF UNBIASED STEREOLOGY TO NEURAL SYSTEMS"

                Sponsored by the Pathology Department
                at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

WHEN: NOVEMBER 1-4, 1997
WHERE: Ramada Inn Plaza Hotel, 2203 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70140

We are pleased to annouce the third annual Stereology Workshop will be
held in New Orleans following the 1997 Annual Society For Neurosciences
meeting. The three-and-a-half day Stereology Workshop will provide
intensive training in the stereological analysis of biological structure,
with special emphasis on the mamalian nervous system. Lectures and
hands-on exercises will be presented by experienced stereologists,
neuroscientists and engineers. Participants will have the opportunity to
present current projects for group discussion in an informal setting. The
Workshop includes hand-on practice with integrated hardware-software
computerized systems for stereological analysis. A detailed workbook with
practical aids and complete references will be distributed to all
participants.

Peter R. Mouton, Ph.D., Course Director
Phone: (410) 614-3952
E-mail: mou…@welchlink.welch.jhu.edu.

COURSE INFORMATION:

COST: Registration for 3.5 day workshop: $600, including all course
materials. Course limited to first 25 participants.

To reserve a place in the Stereology Workshop, contact Ms. Mabel Smith
at (410)955-5876 (ph), or e-mail at mpsm…@welchlink.welch.jhu.edu.

For room reservations at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, call toll-free
1-800-443-4675 (request special rates for stereology course).

COURSE INSTRUCTORS:

Arun Gokhale, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Materials Sciences, Georgia
Institute of Technology, Altanta, Georgia, U.S.A.

Peter R. Mouton, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, The
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.

Mark J. West, Ph.D. Associate Professor, The Anatomical Institute, Arhus
University, Arhus, Denmark.

Calender

1) OCTOBER 25-30, 1997: SOCIETY FOR NEUROSCIENCE ANNUAL MEETING,
NEW
ORLEANS, LA.

2) OCTOBER 31, 1997: HALLOWEEN

3) NOVEMBER 1-4, 1997: 1997 STEREOLOGY WORKSHOP
Ramada Plaza Hotel, on the streetcar line at St. Charles Ave.

Stereology Workshop Schedule:

Saturday, NOVEMBER 1

        Coffee  8:00 to 8:30am

8:30-9:00       Introduction to Unbiased Stereology (PRM)

9:00-9:30       TOTAL VOLUME ESTIMATION (MJW)

9:30-10:00      Exercise – Point Counting & Cavalieri methods

        Break   10:00 to 10:15

10:15-11:30     Exercise – Volume Estimation in Hippocampus

        Lunch   11:30 to 1:00

1:00-2:00       THE OPTICAL DISECTOR (MJW)

2:00-3:30       Exercise – Total Neuron Number in CA1 of Human Hippocampus

        Break   3:30 to 3:45 pm

3:45-4:30       Exercise – The Smooth Fractionator

4:30-5:00       THE OPTICAL FRACTIONATOR (MJW)

5:00-6:00       Exercise – Total Neuron Number in CA1 of Human Hippocampus

        Dinner  6:00 to 7:30 pm

7:30-10:00pm    Presentation of Projects by Participants (ALL)

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2

        Coffee  8:00 to 8:30 am

8:30-9:30       Isotropy vs. Anisotropy (AG)

9:30-10:15      Vertical Sections (AG)

        Break   10:15 to 10:30

10:30-11:30     Curvilinear Structures (AG)

        Lunch   11:30 to 1:00

1:00-1:30       Length Estimation Using IUR and Vertical Section (AG)

1:30-3:00       Exercise – Total Length of Curvilinear Structure
                on VUR sections.

        Break   3:00 to 3:15

3:15 – 5:00     Exercise – Total Length of Curvilinear Structure
                on IUR sections.

        Dinner  5:30 – 7:00 pm

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3

        Coffee  8:00 to 8:30 am

8:30-9:00       Particle Size Estimators (PRM)

9:00-10:00      The Nucleator, Rotator, and Volume Fraction (PRM)

        Break   10:00 to 10:15

10:15-11:30     Exercise – Mean Cell Volume of Neurons
                Using VUR sections

        Lunch   11:30 to 1:00

1:00-3:30       How Many Animals, How Many Sections? (MJW)

        Break   3:30 to 3:45 pm

3:45 – 4:30     What’s in a number? Recent stereological studies
                in aging, degenerative disease, and animal models.

4:30 to 5:30     Stereological Findings and Hypotheses of Brain Aging (DKI)

        Dinner  5:30 to 7:00 pm

7:30-10:00 pm   Participants presentations

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4

        Coffee  8 to 8:30 am

9:30 to 11:00   Computerized stereology demonstrations

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Commercially available Microslides?

I would like to know of any institutions or vendors who sell pathology
microslides. Possibly in the same way the GRIPE kodachrome collection is
made available.Also, what is the cost per slide,availablitiy and time
constraints in receiving the slides,If you have purchased these for
teaching purposes and what was the quality of the product.I know USUHS is
a source but have not contacted them yet.


************************
J.Evans

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