2ND AND FINAL CALL FOR VOTES: FREE-RADICALS/bionet.molecules.free-radicals (moderated)

BIOSCI Administrator biosci-help at net.bio.net
Tue Jun 11 12:21:28 EST 1996

This is the second and final call for votes on the following proposal
to create the mailing list & newsgroup

FREE-RADICALS/bionet.molecules.free-radicals (moderated)

The charter was not modified as a result of the discussion.

*** NOTE *** We are often running several votes for other newsgroups,
so please be certain to follow the voting directions *carefully*!  If
you just send in a message saying "YES" or "NO" it will not be counted
if it is not clear which proposal you are responding to.

Proposal for FREE-RADICALS/bionet.molecules.free-radicals (moderated)

USENET newsgroup name:    bionet.molecules.free-radicals

Status:                   Moderated

One line Description:     Research on free radicals in biology and medicine.

Moderator:                Javier J. Zulueta

Mailing List Name:	  FREE-RADICALS

E-mail Posting addresses: freerad at net.bio.net
			  freerad at daresbury.ac.uk

Newsgroup Charter: bionet.molecules.free-radicals is a forum for
scientific discussions and a source of information for the community
of scientists interested in knowledge and understanding of the chemistry, 
biology, and pathology of oxygen and its metabolites, related free radicals, 
other activated or reactive species, and antioxidants.

Functions of the newsgroup:  The newsgroup will facilitate rapid
communication among research scientists and educators investigating the 
generation, regulation and effects of reactive oxygen species in many 
biological fields, including but not limited to cellular biology, molecular 
biology, developmental biology, genetics, (electro)physiology, ecology, 
taxonomy, evolutionary biology, etc. and will thereby allow more rapid 
progress in research involving free radicals.

The newsgroup will provide a forum for discussions of problems, old and new 
ideas, journal publications, and recent developments in free radical 
research. The newsgroup will also provide sources of practical advice, 
methodologies, and answers to frequently asked questions concerning 
understanding of reactive oxygen species and techniques used in such 

Finally, the newsgroup will serve as a bulletin board for announcements of
meetings, conferences, job opportunities, and funding sources of interest
to biologists studying free radicals.

Subscribers are welcome from universities or any academic institutions,
government agencies, medical institutions, and industrial or commercial
organizations.  Contributions within the functions outlined above are

Moderation Policy:  Mass-posted commercial messages, chain letters, and
similar postings not germane to plants or signal transduction will be
deleted without comment. Inappropriate messages posted in good faith will
be returned to the sender.  Messages not strictly within the charter but
likely to be of interest to many subscribers will be accepted.

Volunteers for moderators for this newsgroup are requested.

Javier J. Zulueta, MD
Pulmonary and Critical Care Division	PHONE: (617) 636-7753
New England Medical Center              FAX: (617) 636-6361
Tufts Universtiy School of Medicine	EMAIL: javier.zulueta at es.nemc.org
750 Washington St., #257
Boston, MA 02111

Voting on the proposal for
FREE-RADICALS/bionet.molecules.free-radicals will run through 24:00
hrs Pacific Time on 26 June 1996.  Please send your vote to either of
the following addresses:

Address                               Location        Network
-------                               --------        -------
biovote at daresbury.ac.uk               U.K.            JANET
biovote at net.bio.net                   U.S.A.          Internet/BITNET

NAME MAY BE AMBIGUOUS.  Your vote should contain a single line:


if you favor allowing the creation of this newsgroup or


if you think that this proposal will adversely affect the
BIOSCI/bionet system.  While not intended to be an exhaustive list of
possible concerns (more specific concerns may have been raised during
the discussion period on BIOFORUM/bionet.general and interested
readers are referred to these), some general reasons for voting NO
might be if you are concerned about newsgroup proliferation and/or
believe that the proposed group will not be utilized, or if you think
that the proposed newsgroup would substantially duplicate or overlap
with the function of existing newsgroups.  If you are simply not
interested in participating in the newsgroup above, please don't cast
a NO vote, but instead just don't vote at all.

The newsgroup proposal must receive at least 80 YES votes to pass and
the number of YES votes must be greater than the number of NO votes by
at least 40.  Discussion of the newsgroup proposal is now closed and
we strongly discourage posting any messages in other forums about the
fact that a CALL FOR VOTES has been issued.


				Dave Kristofferson
				BIOSCI/bionet Manager

				biosci-help at net.bio.net

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