CALL FOR DISCUSSION: AMYLOID/bionet.molbio.amyloid

BIOSCI Administrator biosci-help at
Mon Feb 20 14:52:28 EST 1995

We have received a proposal below for a new newsgroup,


This proposal represents the end of the trial period for the AMYLOID
prototype newsgroup at  The mailing list will either
proceed through our discussion/voting process and become a full
newsgroup (USENET group plus mailing list) or be shut down if it fails
the vote.

Discussion on the following proposal will now be open through 5 March
on BIOFORUM/bionet.general (*not* on BIONEWS/bionet.announce).  For
those who are not on the BIOFORUM/bionet.general newsgroup currently,
either read bionet.general on USENET or contact one of the following
biosci addresses to sign up by e-mail:

Subscription Address                 Location
--------------------                 --------
biosci at               Europe, Africa, and Central Asia
biosci at                   Americas and the Pacific Rim

One warning, however: BIOFORUM/bionet.general is a "chatty" newsgroup
and many other items will be discussed there besides this newsgroup
proposal.  USENET news access is definitely better than e-mail if you
want to monitor only this discussion.

Discussion Guidelines
Please do not post one-line messages saying things like "I am in favor
of such a newsgroup".  We will collect votes later.  The discussion
period is an opportunity for anyone to bring up reservations about the
proposed charter below and to propose modifications prior to the vote.
If the charter is perfect as is, then there is no need for anyone to
say anything!!!

The newsgroup discussion leader may submit a revised proposal in light
of the discussion, and the new charter would be included in the call
for votes which will go out on 6 March (Newsgroup Discussion
leaders - please note this deadline - if no revisions are received
before the deadline, the original charter will be voted on.).

Please be aware that only one vote is counted per e-mail address, so
it is necessary to have your own account in order to vote.  Multiple
votes from the same address are not accepted.  If you are interested
in the following newsgroup, but do not have an e-mail address of your
own, please obtain one from your computer center before the call for
votes is issued.

Proposal to establish AMYLOID/bionet.molbio.amyloid

Proposed USENET name:           bionet.molbio.amyloid

Proposed mailing list name:     AMYLOID

Proposed e-mail addresses:      amyloid at
                                amyloid at

Discussion leader:              David Small
                                david_small at

Newsgroup charter:

The aim of the newsgroup is to be a discussion forum for researchers
on Alzheimer's disease and related disorders ( including prion
diseases).  The newsgroup is only intended to be for the use of people
**actively** working in the field of dementia research.  Areas covered
include the biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology of
amyloidogenesis, the epidemiology and clinical features of Alzheimer's
disease, scrapie, CJD etc.

Material which would be welcome for posting includes: 1) the
advertisement of scientific conferences, 2) questions of a technical
or scientific nature.  Postings related to issues of carer support,
ageing (in general, i.e., not dementia related) and advertisement of
commercial products should not be made on this mailing list.

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