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Course Announcements

Knowledge Solutions
Online Forensic Science Course Announcements:

Knowledge Solutions is pleased to offer our expanding suite
of online forensic science courses, which have developed, and
continue to develop, into one of the most informative, professionally
oriented, online curriculum available through the Internet. They are
also
unmatched in terms of content and subject matter in any formal
University
curriculum, which fits with our mission to augment formal degree
programs
with unique offerings by highly qualified instructors who work in the
field
of their specialty.

For full course descriptions, visit us at:
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These courses continue to benefit both students and professionals
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-Forensic Science
-Psychology
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-Private Investigation
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CP102: Rape Investigation I- A Rape issues course       December*
CP202: Criminal Profiling & Psychopathy-            December*
CP501: Criminal Profiling                               January
CP502: Serial Rape Investigation                        January
CP580: Understanding and Investigation Internet Crime   January

DNA101: Forensic DNA Analysis I                         February
DNA102: Forensic DNA Analysis II                        February

As well as our other newly expanded forensic science courses starting
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>>>RESEARCH EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE<<<

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                 U L T R A M E D,  I N C.
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                        MI 48236
                          USA
                      313-884-1139
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                      ****NOTICE****

        ULTRAMED, INC. has available for immediate sale equipment as
described in attached INVENTORY LIST NO. 97112.  All equipment has been
used in research and/or clinical applications.

        Many of these items are priced as low as ten percent of original
cost.     We believe that this represents exceptional value for quality
equipment from leading manufacturers.  The equipment is believed to be in
very good to execllent operating condition but is offered on an AS IS
basis at these prices.

        Call or write for further information.  Thanking you and
hoping that we may be able to help with your equipment needs.

                                INVENTORY LIST

                                NO. 97112
ULTRASOUND EQUIPMENT
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INTERSPEC-XL VER 4.2A ULTRASOUND SYSTEM.  With Doppler and Cardiac
and vascular calculations.  Comes with (2)  7.5 Mhz 6mm short focus
probes and 5.0 Mhz 10mm short focus probe and 5.0 Mhz Pencil probe
for CW and PW doppler.   Sony UP-811 printer optional.         $INQUIRE$

SHIMADZU Model SDU-700  Sector/Linear Diagnostic Ultrasound System.  With
Doppler and (1) 3.5 Mhz Sector Probe, (1) 2.5 Mhz Sector probe with CW/PW
Doppler, (1) Sony UP-850 printer and optional AG-6300 VTR. Does echo-
cardiography,  general purpose abdominal applications, and doppler echo.
This is an exceptionally clean system with very versatile capabilities.
                                   EXCEPTIONAL VALUE           $8,500.00

ATL MK-450 Ultrasound system.  General purpose imaging and
doppler when used with Model 721B or 724B scanhead.  Furnished
with 721B (3.0Mhz) scanhead. Others available.  No VTR.
Comes with ATL multi-format camera.                            $2,200.00

ATL MK-300I General purpose ultrasound system.  Comes with
Multi-format camera and choice of 720A or 723A scanhead.       $1,250.00

ATL PROBES Models 722A and 723A for MK-300/MK-450 systems.      call for $

ATL Model 724A Multi Frequency probe for MK-300/450        (2)  call for $

IMEX Model 301-P Vascular doppler system with 8.0 Mhz. doppler
transducer and strip chart recorder.                           $ Inquire $

MEDASONIC Fetal stethoscope.                                   $  250.00

MEDASONICS ‘Versatone’ Fetal & Vascular doppler. 2.0 & 5.0Mhz. $  450.00

IMEX "POCKET DOP-II" Fetal heart beat dopplers ( 3.0 Mhz). Can also
be used for vascular work with 8Mhz probe available from IMEX.  $  275.00 Each

MULTIGON Model 500A CW doppler unit.  Designed for umbilical
cord doppler studies but can be used in other applications.
Probes must be ordered separately from Multigon. With integral
spectrum analyzer.                                               $  650.00

PHYSIOLOGICAL  MONITORS
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SPACELABS Model 90623A  ECG,  (2) Pressure (2) Temperature and
respiration channel.  With 90651 recorder. Trend feature.       $  850.00

SPACELABS Model 90623A Same as above except no recorder.        $  600.00

SPACELABS Model 90603A  ECG, (2) Pressure (2) Temperature and
pulse (plethysmography type) with 90651 recorder and trend.     $  850.00

SPACELABS Model 514 with 551 recorder.  Does ECG, Pulse,
(2) Pressure and temperature. Has trend feature.                $  750.00

SPACELABS (Tektronix) Model 414 Opt. 21 Monitor.                $  425.00

AIR-SHIELDS Model AS-461 Neonatal monitor. No recorder.         $  450.00
Designed to monitor ECG, Respiration, Apnea and Temp.

HEWLETT-PACKARD Model 78801 Neonate monitors.  ECG, RESP and
some have invasive B.P.     (4) available. Ideal VET units.     $  650.00

STRESS TEST SYSTEMS
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MARQUETTE "CASE 12" Stress Test System with Marquette 1800
treadmill.   System is in exceptional condition.                $6,800.00

EATON MEDICAL Model G-7000 Stress Test system with treadmill.   $5,500.00
Provides full disclosure final report.

HOLTER MONITORS
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DMI "SIMPLICITY-I" Compact full disclosure holter monitor.
Provides a full disclosure report automatically.  Comes with
a Spacelabs  Model 90205 Holter recorder..                      $2,450.00

TELEMETRY SYSTEMS
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MENNEN Telemetry system.  (4) Patient system with (4)
transmitters and central station receiver w/ recorder.          $1,800.00

QUINTON Q-TEL-400 Telemetry system.  Four channel system with
Three transmitters included.  Many features.                    $2,250.00

HEWLETT-PACKARD Telemetry sets Model 78100/78101. Transmitter
and matching receiver.                 (4) available)           $  450.00 each

HEWLETT-PACKARD OB/GYN TELEMETRY SETS. HP-78120 Transmitter
with TOCO and Ultrasound transducers.  78100 receiver with
80140 adapter for connection to 8040 Fetal monitor.  Can be
used as stand alone units (for research applications only)
with suitable power supply for 80140.     (2) sets available    $  500.00 each

VET MEDICINE MONITORS
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HEWLETT-PACKARD 78801B Neonate monitors.  These are ideal for
vet medicine.  ECG, pressure and respiration channels.          $  650.00 Each

TEKTRONIX 413A Neonate monitors.  ECG, Pressure and Respiration.$  450.00 Each

MENNEN Model 744 Patient Monitors.  ECG only. Storage scope.    $  285.00 Each

MENNEN Patient Monitor with recorder.  Does ECG & Respiration.  $  375.00

MENNEN Model 740 with recorder. ECG only.                       $  475.00

ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHS – ECG’s
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CAMBRIDGE VS-550 EKG single channel.                            $  550.00

CAMBRIDGE (Picker) Model CM-3000 ten lead (3) channel ECG       $  850.00

BURDICK E-310 ten lead (3) channel ECG.                         $1,150.00

TELEMED three channel, ten lead electrocardiograph.             $  550.00

MARQUETTE MAC-I three channel 12 lead EKG.                      $  350.00

CAMBRIDGE VS-500 Single Channel ECG.  Some cosmetic
damage on case but works fine. Good Vet unit.                   $  250.00

FUKUDA-DENSHI compact portable ECG. Battery operated with
ac charger.  (4" X 6" X 9") Ideal for field work. (1) channel   $  425.00

SEISMED "SEISMOCARDIOGRAPH" Model SCG-2000.  This is a highly
specialized instrument that combines ECG with SEISMOCARDIOGRAPHY
for increased diagnostic accuracy.  A preliminary multi center trial
validated  this technology in 1992.  This unit sold for over
$20,000.00 in 1992 and is in pristine condition. Ideal for
research in this exciting area of cardiology.                    INQUIRE

MONITORS & RECORDERS
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HEWLETT-PACKARD Model 78171A Strip Chart Recorder.              $  250.00

HEWLETT-PACKARD Model 78330 monitor with 78171A Recorder        $  350.00

HEWLETT-PACKARD Model 78534C Monitor/Terminal with 78553A
Pressure module.  Does (2) Channels of EKG and Two Pressures
and Two Temperature inputs.                                      $ 850.00

STRIP CHART RECORDERS: a variety of H.P. recorders are available.  INQUIRE

PULSE OXIMETERS (Compact)
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MINOLTA PULSOX-7 Pulse Oximeter. Compact hand held unit with
finger sensor.                                                  $  650.00

NON-INVASIVE BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORS
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CRITIKON Model 1846-SX N.I.B.P. monitor.                        $  850.00

PHYSIO-CONTROL ‘Lifestat 200′ NIBP with printer.                $  750.00

AIR-SHEILDS (Healthdyne) Model BP-203NA. NIBP with printer.     $  485.00

DATASCOPE ACCUTOR-2A NIBP monitor (no printer)                  $  650.00

CRITIKON Model 847XT Neonate N.I.B.P. monitors. Ideal for
veterinary medicine.                                            $  550.00 Ea.

PHYSIO-CONTROL ‘LIFESTAT 100′ NIBP. With charger.  This unit
is ‘beat up’ cosmetically but works fine.                       $  200.00

KENDALL  System 9200 N.I.B.P. monitors with cuff.               $  250.00 each

DEFIBRILLATORS
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HEWLETT-PACKARD Model 43110A with monitor and strip chart
recorder.                                                        INQUIRE

HEWLETT-PACKARD Model 78660A Defibrillator with monitor
strip chart recorder and charger.                                INQUIRE

PHYSIO-CONTROL LIFEPAK-7 Defibrillator and monitor.              INQUIRE

HEWLETT-PACKARD Model 78619 Defibrillator. NO MONITOR.           INQUIRE

Note: Operating (open heart) paddles are available for the
43110A  defibs.  DEFIBRILLATORS sold only to
qualified EMS, BIOMED or other medical professionals.

MISCELLANEOUS
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TECA Model EP-40 Evoked Response System.  Does BAER (Brainstem
auditory evoked response), SEP (Somatosensory Evoked response)
and VEP (visual evoked response> testing.  With ST-10 multi
function stimulator, XY recoder and roll around stand.  Very
nice system.  Many research and/or clinical applications.        $3,250.00

GOULD Signal Conditioning Preamplifiers.  Have a wide assortment
including the following:

20-4615-50      Transducer signal conditioner
20-4615/526612  Pressure processor signal conditioner   (2) available
20-4615-58      Universal Signal Conditioner (EMG, EEG, ENG,ECG,etc.) (4)pcs.
20-4615-65      ECG/Biotach Signal Conditioner
13-G4615-474029 Temperature Signal Conditioner  (2) available
13-G4615-71     Differentiator Signal Conditioner
13-G4615-70     Integrator Signal Conditioner.

The above modules are designed to operate with a wide variety
of GOULD recorders and can also be used with AD convertor cards
in a PC with appropriate accessories.  We also have (2) eight slot                              INQUIRE
equipment racks, the power supply, and two input/output panels
for these modules.  All of this equipment appears in exc. condition.
With a data acquisition board and your PC this could be the basis for
a very fine physiological data acquisition system.                INQUIRE

PURITAN-BENNETT (DATEX) CO2 Monitors.  Model 223 and others.    $  500.00 Ea.

BAUM Blood Pressure manometers (mercury wall mount units) (18)  $   40.00 Ea.

WELCH-ALYN Model 74710 Wall mount power unit with otoscope
and opthalmoscope.                                              $  275.00

SIEMENS Model ‘Ultratherm 608′ Diathermy unit. 27 Mhz           $  600.00

BECKMAN Model R-611 (8) Channel Physiological recorder.         $  500.00
This unit could be ideal for sleep studies or biofeedback.

JOBST Compression unit.                                         $  200.00

HARVARD APPARATUS CO. Model 613 Large animal positive pressure
ventilator.                                                     INQUIRE

HARVARD APPARATUS CO. Model 901 Infusion/withdrawal pump.       INQUIRE

VITAL-STAT  ’CALORIMETER’ VVR (Vital Signs Distributes)         $  500.00

GRASS Model P-15 General purpose AC preamplifier.               $  200.00 (2)

GRASS Model RPS-112 Power supply for P-15 or P-16 preamps.
Sold only with P-15 or P-16.                                    $  100.00

GRASS Model P-16 DC Microelectrode preamp. (NO electrode inc.)  $  275.00

TITMUS Model OV7M Vision Screener (professional Model)          $  450.00

YASHIMA Microscope. Monocular type w//40X/100X OI obj.          $  275.00

COLPOSCOPE Model 1000 by Berkeley Bio-Engineering Inc.          $1,250.00

SONY Model VO-5600 High Resolution VTR for imaging applications
Broadcast quality recorders.  Umatic Format.                    $  650.00 Ea.

ZIMMER Model 666 Dermatome with three heads and motor.          $  375.00

ELMED  ’ENDODYNE’ Model 4060 and 4075 Muscle stimulator with
vacum lead and vacum pump assembly.  Current Elmed model.       $  750.00

MUSCLE STIMULATORS for physical therapy applications. Have
both regulated voltage and reg. current types.  (3) available.  Call for $$

BIRD MARK-7 and MARK-8 Respirators.  UNTESTED                   $ Inquire

PICKER two light Xray viewing box. New condition.               $  175.00

OLYMPUS Model OSF flexible sigmoidoscope. 60 CM working length
with Olympus Model CLV Light source with air source.            $1,000.00

OLYMPUS Model PF-27M fiberoptic scope.  Eyepiece needs
repair.  With Olympus case.                                     $1,250.00

OLYMPUS Model OTV-F2 Color camera for Olympus endoscopes.
Camera and control box.  With Olympus case.                     $2,500.00

FIBER-OPTIC LIGHT SOURCES:  ACMI 95,  DYONICS Model 450,
CUDA 150/300, STRYKER "OrthoBeam", EDER 600 and MORGAN.         Inquire

OLYMPUS Model CLE-F10 Halogen light source with Xeon flash
for photography.  For endoscopy applications.                   $1,500.00

OLYMPUS Model CLK-4 Light source with air pump.                 $  425.00

OLYMPUS ILK-3 light source.                                     $  300.00

WOLF Model 4046.00 Light source.              (2) available     $  350.00 Each

WOLF Model 2054.6 "System For Electronic Insufflation"            INQUIRE

MADSEN Model ZS76 Impedance audiometer with acoustic audiometer $  500.00

AMERICAN ELECTROMEDICS Tympanometer with audiometer capability. $  450.00

MAICO Model MA-19 Screening audiometer.                         $  450.00

BAXTER COM-2 Cardiac output monitors. Disposable sensor req’d.  $  350.00

RJL SYSTEMS Model BIA-103 Impedance Analyzer.                   $1,000.00

AMERICAN OPTICAL Model 11666 SLIT LAMP.  Excellent binocular
variable power scope.  Pt. chin rest and support columns not
included.   Unit needs some work.                               $  350.00

AMERICAN OPTICAL "Project-O-Chart"  Needs new media strip.      $  100.00

PROCEDURE and OPERATING LAMPS.  A variety of portable units
is available.                                                   INQUIRE

OPERATING & SPECIAL PURPOSE MICROSCOPES
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ZEISS Model OPMI-99 Microscope.  Set up as a colposcope with
12V 100 watt Fiber-optic light source (w/green filter), and
ZEISS Model 30-32-87-9901 Swivel arm assemply.  Low roll around
stand. Other applications are possible with options from Zeiss.
Would also make a high grade inspection scope for any type of
precision work.  Comes with 19X Oculars, 160mm tube and 250mm
Objective lens.  Provides 7X, 12X and 20X magnifications. Top
Quality scope.     Scope is in excellent condition.             $2,450.00

MICROSCOPES
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LEITZ ‘LABORLUX-11′ Microscope with PLOEMOPAK 2.5 Fluorescence
package.  Furnished with N2.1 and I2 filters.  Many high end
objectives including NPL fluotars, APO’s, etc.                  $3,500.00

AMERICAN OPTICAL Model One-Twenty "Microstar" microscope. With
10X WF Oculars, and 2.5X, 4.0X, 10X, 20X, 40X and 100X O.I.     $2,850.00
All above  objectives are the superb A.O. PLAN achromats.

AMERICAN OPTICAL (Spencer) Binocular microscope. 10X  Oculars
and 10X, 40X and 90X O.I. Objectives.                           $  650.00

ABCO (Japanese Import) Bionocular microscope. 10X Oculars
and 4X, 10X, 40X and 100X OI Objectives.  Nice  mid grade scope $ 850.00

ZEISS PHOTOMICROSCOPE I and II.  Two units are available.  These
prime examples of German craftsmanship are in fine shape and
include many  objective lens.  They are both setup with dual
light sources (mercury and halogen or mercury and incadescent).
One scope is equipped with Epi fluorescense filters and condenser.
Some accessory items are also available.  These scopes are, perhaps,
the finest ever built.  Virtually impossible to duplicate today.   INQUIRE
A variety of objectives are available for the PHOTOMICROSCOPE’s.

ZEISS "PLANAPO OBJECTIVE" 63X / 1.4 N.A.  160mm /-.  This is one of
the finest and most sought after objectives ever manufactured.  The
one we have is the newer, wide body, laser etched "ZEISS", objective
(Pt.# 4618-40-9901).  Last ZEISS price was $5,800.00.               INQUIRE

ZEISS "PLANAPO" Objective.  100X / 1.3 N.A. 160mm/-.  Another
primo Zeiss objective lens.                                         INQUIRE

KRAMER SCIENTIFIC CORP. Model XM-160 Projecting microscope.  This
system uses a Leitz Laborlux microscope and a custom XEON light
source to project bright microscope images at distances up to
20 feet (dark room).   With 4.0X EF objective and 25X APO obj.  $1,550.00

EDMUND SCIENTIFIC Trinocular microscope with 4X, 10X, 40X and
100X objectives.  Comes with EDMUND adapter for use with TV
camera.  Furnished with Hitachi TV camera and monitor.             INQUIRE

LABORATORY EQUIPMENT
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HEAT SYTEMS, INC. (formerly BRANSON) "SONICATOR" ultrasonic
cell disruptor MODEL XL2020.  With sound dampening housing.     INQUIRE
450 watts output.  In excellent condition. W/ extra tips.

CLINTEK-200 (Miles Diagnostics) URINE ANALYZER.  Uses
inexpensive ‘Multistix 10 SG’ strips for complete urine
analysis.                                                       INQUIRE

HARVARD Model 901 INFUSION and WITHDRAWAL PUMP.  Variable
speed and capacity.                                             $  350.00

AMERICAN OPTICAL (A.O.) Model 820 MICROTOME.  The industry
standard for histology sectioning.                              $1,600.00

LKB "PYRAMITOME" Model 11800 Microtome.  Used for sectioning
in the range 1 micron / 10 microns using glass knives, and for
precision shaping of resin (or other media) encapsulated samples
prior to ultra-microtome sectioning.  In excellent condition.
With WILD (Heerbrugg) M-4 Binocular-stereo microscope.          $1,250.00

SORVAL (Porter Blum) Model MT-1 ULTRA-MICROTOME complete with
AO (Amer.Optical) Binocular stereo microscope 10X-to-40X &
stand with light.                                               $1,200.00

SORVAL (Porter Blum) MT-1 ULTRA-MICROTOME.  Does not include
microscope.                                                     $  350.00

SORVAL GLC-3 Centrifuge with HL-4 Rotor and (4) six place
holders PN 00565.                                               $  550.00

CLAY-ADAMS "DYNAC" centrifuge.  With 6 place holder & SS tubes. $  650.00

CLAY-ADAMS SERO-FUGE Centrifuge                                 $  450.00

CLAY-ADAMS SERO-FUGE II Centrifuge (dual speed)                 $  375.00

GILFORD STASAR III Spectrophotometer covers 312/727 nm          $  550.00

SYVA (GILFORD) STASAR III Spectrophotometer covers 312/727 nm   $ 600.00

SORVAL (Dupont) GLC-4 CENTRIFUGE with HL1000 rotor and
(4) twenty tube buckets.                                        $ 750.00

HAMILTON-BELL Model 1750 Centrifuge. 4 place rotor 3300 rpm.    $ 275.00

YSI Tele-Thermometer with probe.      New Condition.            INQUIRE

ORTHO DIAGNOSTICS "COAGULAB Model 40A" coagulation diagnostics
system.  This unit came out of a clients lab and was in good
working order when replaced.                                    MAKE OFFER

BECTON-DICKENSON ‘SCEPTOR’ Microbiology susceptability
system, automated. Models 216 and 217.                          MAKE OFFER

ORION Model 811 PH meter.                                       $  650.00

CORNING Model 6 portable PH meter.                              $  325.00

CORNING Model 5 PH Meter                                        $  300.00

NOTE:  PH meters do not include electrodes as these are
normally application specific.

ELECTRONICS EQUIPMENT
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SINGER MODEL NM 17/27  RFI-EMI  (Radio Interference) RECEIVER.
Covers 10 Khz / 32 Mhz in 8 bands.  Sensitivity specified at
.01 microvolt to 1.0 V.  This unit was received new and
unused from the U.S. Govt.  Original cost over $33,000.00.
This receiver has fantastic sensitivity and along with its
RFI-EMI functions it makes a great general coverage receiver.   $3,750.00

HEWLETT-PACKARD Spectrum analyzer. Models 141T, 8552B,
8553B (0/110Mhz RF), 8556A (O/300Khz).                          $1,750.00 OBO

HEWLETT-PACKARD Model 7046A X-Y Recorder.                       $1,000.00

HEWLETT-PACKARD PLOTTERS                       HP Model 7470    $  300.00
                                               HP Model 7475    $  600.00

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GWS: Squalene

[ Article reposted from alt.current-events.clinton.whitewater,alt.politics.democrats.d ]
[ Author was j...@globaldialog.com ]
[ Posted on Wed, 19 Nov 1997 12:31:59 -0600 ]

Gulf War: Means, Motive and Opportunity for Introduction of
Squalene  

By Wesley Davis

        It is really, well, unbelievable.  Some would call it  
preposterous.  Taking advantage of the chaotic planning for  the
Persian Gulf War, the military medical system was used  to
inoculate service members with an experimental anti-HIV  vaccine.  
An experimental anti-HIV vaccine trial would not been  approved
otherwise.  It’s a plot right out of a cheap conspiracy  novel!  
But use the framework of a cheap detective novel to help  solve
the crime and it appears entirely believable.  In fact, the  
means, motive and opportunity fit perfectly.  The military
medical  system is the only way a mass, clandestine vaccine trial
could  have been accomplished.

        The means is the military health care system which  
supplies a pre-screened pool of healthy test subjects randomly  
drawn from a cross-section of the American population.  A
standalone  system, virtually no new record keeping would be
needed since it  already exists. It can be surreptitiously
exploited to administer  thousands of experimental shots and
collect follow-up data.  Follow-up data collection is an absolute
necessity in order to verify  if the vaccine has been effective.  
In my case, a short time after  returning  from the Gulf, a call
went out for volunteers to do AIDS testing, quite  possibly to
gather initial data points.  I would think testing for AIDS  is  
now done regularly as a part of routine military medical exams.  
So  even if a very large percentage of the more than 250,000
vaccinated left  military service in the ensuing years, there
would still be more than  enough remaining for data collection.  
The reason so many were  vaccinated was because only a small
percentage of those remaining  in the military would ever be
exposed to AIDS.  Most importantly, the  whole operation could be
kept silent with little effort.

        The international effort to find a cure for AIDS supplies
the  motive. Clearly, power and greed had a major part to play in
the plot  but it is the circumstances that set the stage.  
Beginning in the 1980s,  numerous requests for vaccine testing
have been rejected because  of the inherent, very real dangers
posed to test subjects from an  anti-HIV  vaccine.  HIV is not
your run of the mill virus and the properties a  vaccine  would
require stretch the limits of contemporary science.  Today we
hear  regularly about advances in medical treatment that have, in
some cases,  eradicated the virus in infected people.  However,
in the period of  Persian Gulf War, the picture wasn’t nearly so
rosy.  A positive test  for HIV was a rock solid guarantee of a
slow, agonizing death.  To say  AIDS advocates were frustrated by
the total lack of medical treatment  would be a gross
understatement.  Then came an unexpected, lucky break.  It was
completely unethical but to some the AIDS cause had become  
paramount.  After all, no one would ever find out.  The only
requirement  was some well-placed government supporters.        
Ordinarily, it would be a long, tedious process to get approval  
for any vaccine trial but the war created the Mother of All  
Opportunities.  There were well-founded fears that despite a
thinly veiled threat of  massive retaliation the Iraqis would
still use chemical/biological  weapons.  All battle plans and
training included the use of chemical/biological  weapons  by the
Iraqis.  Just remember the panic that ensued in the first SCUD  
attacks  on Israel.  Were they chem/bio warheads or weren’t they?  
News of a  limited  solution in the form of a vaccine arrived
about this time.  It was not a  cure-all  by any means but some
protection was better than the none in the realm of biological
warfare.  And if its existence was previously unknown in  
military  medical circles it was probably not too much of a
surprise.  Top secret  projects  are always compartmentalized on
a need to know basis and general grade  officers are often
unaware of many of them.  For example, the vast  majority of  
even the military knew nothing about the B-2 bomber until it was
rolled  out.

        I remember when I got one of my shots.  The drill went
something  like  this.  You will get vaccinated.  Keep your mouth
shut.  That’s an order.  We don’t  want Saddam to know and
there’s not enough to go around so only the  mission critical
troops are getting it.  (Which, as it turns out, is not  true
either.)  Later I  thought it must have been the anthrax
inoculation.  I’m sure the medical  people thought it was too but
no identifying entry was made in my record  at the time  despite
two requests.  Some veterans have copies of their vaccination  
records  with entries such as "vaccine A" and "vaccine B."  There
the trail ends  just  like a textbook clandestine operation
should.  The DoD has told the GAO  that its records of
vaccinations are "inadequate."

        Conspiracy theorists are very skilled at weaving together  
disjointed  information.  The difference here is not only a solid
linkage between  means,  motive and opportunity but the science
behind it.  Veterans are sick.  They have  a vaccine adjuvant
called squalene in their bodies that could only have  come  from
their military service.  The only alternative cause would be the
use  of a  top secret prophylactic vaccine which the DoD has
denied categorically.  The government has no explanation for the
squalene in our bodies.  Squalene is  used in anti-HIV vaccines
because of its superior immune boosting  properties.  An
experimental adjuvant like squalene could very well cause the  
autoimmune diseases veterans have.

About the author:  A resident of North Hampton, Davis is
continuing his series into the use  of squalene in the Gulf War
as a cause of the illnesses striking  veterans.

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MONOCYTES: Advice please

Hi all,

I am seeking advice for a friend who has had a full blood count: the results
came back as normal except for monocytes which was stated as "high".
The last three blood tests (over two years) have been similar.
The doctor (GP) says that it is probably because the person had a bad bout
of Glandular Fever, though this was about 20 years ago. This friend has been
told to go away and not worry about it because there is nothing that can be
done about it anyway.
The questions are:
a) Can glandular fever cause such a long term increase in the numbers of
monocytes?
b) Could anything else significant be causing this (in the absence of
obvious infection)?

As stated, none of the other white blood cell type levels seem to be raised.

Thanks very much for any advice!

Maria

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Mystery disease

Hi,

Hopefully, someone here can help me. My step-father has some kind of
infection. It began in his foot causing ulcers. After months of
treatment and the affected area increasing, it hadn’t gone away.
Eventually they had to amputate half his foot.

This seemed to do the trick until 8 months later when it all started
up again. After endless tests the doctors and specialists here in the
UK still don’t know what it is. He is now probably going to have his
leg amputated.

Antibiotics work only on the secondary infections but not on the
problem itself.

If anyone can help I’d be most grateful. When no one in the country
can tell what is wrong, you start to worry.

Thanks,
Lea Davidson.

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HIV testing

Can anyone help me with a financial statistic?
the question is
"What is the value of the worldwide clinical market for HIV testing?"
And
"At what % is it growing each year?"
I actually need the same answers for HBsAg, Strep A, H.pylori, PSA,
Adenovirus, Rotavirus, C.diificile!
Can anyone help?

************************************************
//\\ Andy //\\
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Symptoms

I’ve had these symptoms for nearly a week – they’re driving me round
the bend.

- cold shivers (every now and then)
– increased metabolic rate (I eat and feel hungry 30 mins later)
– increased thirst
– reflux
– swollen glands
– irritability and tiredness but I can’t sleep properly
– cold, clammy hands and feet

I’m 24, should I worry?

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haemaglobin

What are the names and the quantity of each amino-acid in the molecule
Haemaglobin?

Does anybody know of a reference source which may help me find this
information?

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need correct procedure for fixing frozen tissue onto glass slides….

I have frozen tissue (transfected rat fibroblasts grown s.c in mouse)
which I need to cut in 5 micron sections. I need to know what to do after
that. I’m getting conflicting advice….from people who are not experts in
the field. Two of the different procedures I’ve been told are:  

- once slides are done, air dry the slides for 30 minutes to 1 hour, then
20 min in chilled acetone (-20C), then store @ -70 until ready to stain

-once the slides are done, immediatley fix in chilled acetone (-20C) for
20 minutes, then air dry for 30 minutes, then store @ -70 until ready to
stain

I will be doing basic H&E’s as well as some immunostaining. I would like
to make sure the tissue is properly fixed as to avoid freezing/fixing
artifacts.

Any advice from people in the pathology field, would be very much
appreciated. Please e-mail your responses as I don’t often get a chance to
read this newsgroup.

Thank you in advance……

————-
Marguerite

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Liver function test

Hi,

I’ve had my Liver Function monitored over the last year and
my doctor has drawn a blank as to the causes of elevated
levels of "Gamma Glutayml" and "Alanine Transami".

On the last test (last week) these were 187 (Gamma GT) and
173 (Alanine Transami). All the other liver function tests
are at normal levels (including "Alkaline Phos" which is 69).

For the last 12 months both these tests have been hanging around
these same levels (or 5-10 on either side).

Unfortunately I don’t have any readings prior to this, so I cannot
tell whether they have always been high.

I’ve now had tests for hepatitis (negative) and an ultra-sound of
the liver to spot any  blockages or other problems (there were
none). I have also been totally off alcohol for the last 4-5 months
(I wasn’t a heavy drinker before, but stopped drinking to see if
it made any difference — it didn’t).

I’m not on any medication, I dont smoke or take any other drugs.
My cholestol level is a bit high and I’m currently about 30 pounds
overweight (working on that). I’m male, by the way.

My Doctor has said that he’s pretty much exhausted the possibilities
of what could be causing the two high readings and is putting it
down to my having "naturally high levels" of these readings. He said
I should get readings done every 6 months or so just to make sure
things remain as they are, but he cannot suggest anything else.

My questions….

Firstly, is it possible for people to have high levels of Gamma GT
and Alanine Transami "naturally"?

What other things could these readings be caused by?

Should I be pushing for more investigations, or is my doctor right to
say "dont worry".

Many thanks for any help/suggestions/comments.

Wookie

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