BIOSCI Administrator biosci-help at
Mon Mar 20 14:04:39 EST 1995

We have received a proposal below for a new newsgroup,


Discussion on the following proposal will now be open through 29 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 30 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 etablish TOXICOLOGY/bionet.toxicology

Proposed USENET name:       bionet.toxicology

Proposed mailing list name: TOXICOLOGY

Proposed e-mail addressess: toxicol at
                            toxicol at

Discussion leader:          Dr. Charles A. Miller
                            rellim at
                            Dept. Environmental Health Sciences
                            Room 374, Center for Bioenvironmental Research
                            Tulane University School of Public Health
                               and Tropical Medicine 
                            1430 Tulane Ave. Box SL29
                            New Orleans, LA 70112
                            Ph. 504-585-6942
                            Fx. 504-585-6939

TOXICOLOGY News Group Charter:

The TOXICOLOGY forum is a BIOSCI/bionet news group created for the
purpose of rapid information exchange between toxicologists and other
researchers.  Appropriate topics for this forum include any kind of
information that is relevant to toxicology.

Formation of the toxicology news group will provide :

- a forum for the discussion of ideas, problems, and recent developments
 in toxicological research.
- a means for obtaining research protocols, strains, molecular and chemical
- a means of developing collaborations between labs.
- a bulletin board for any announcements concerning meetings,
congresses, new informational databases,  job offers, etc., related to the 
              discipline of toxicology.

Discussion topics will include (among other more specific topics):

- biotransformation of toxicants
- systemic toxicology
- teratogenesis, genetic toxicology, and carcinogenesis
- cellular, biochemical, and molecular toxicology
- environmental toxicology
- analytical and clinical toxicology
- occupational toxicology
- forensic toxicology
- regulatory toxicology and toxicological risk assessment
This news group will not be moderated (edited). Participants shall
adhere to the general regulations regarding posting to news groups: a)
individuals posting information to this forum should use proper
"netiquette", b) the forum is not intended to aid students with their
homework assignments, c) the forum is used only for non-commercial
purposes, d) individuals must avoid conflicts of interest when posting

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