On 21 Jul 1994 02:00:12 -0700, David Kristofferson wrote:
>>Four important items follow: How to cancel e-mail subscriptions to
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>> Dave Kristofferson
> BIOSCI/bionet Manager
>>biosci-help at net.bio.net>>>> **** How to cancel a BIOSCI e-mail subscription ****
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>>> Using Gopher to complete the form
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>>> To add yourself to the database just point your
>> gopher client at merlot.gdb.org and select the following:
>>>> --> 15. Searching For Biologists/
>>>> --> 9. E-mail Addresses of Biosci-Bionet Users/
>>>> --> 1. Add (or Correct) Your Address to the BIOSCI User Address
>>>>>> And fill out the form.
>>or Rob Harper's gopher site in Europe as follows:
>>> Europeans can point their gopher client at gopher.csc.fi and add their
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>> Dave for incorporation in a wais source.
>>>> The path to the questionare is as follows.
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>>>> FAQ Files
>>>> 1. EMBnet: Information.
>> 2. EMBnet: Internet resources guide.
>> 3. A Biologist's Guide to Internet Resources/
>> 4. All FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) Searches and Archives/
>> --->5. Bionauts Address Database (questionaire) <TEL>
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>>comment: ARABIDOPSIS PLANT-BIOLOGY BIONEWS
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>>Thanks again for your cooperation!
>>>>--------------- please cut here and return portion below ---------------
>>New information or Update to old record (enter N or U):N
>date (DD-MM-YY): 26-07-94
>first name: W.
>middle initial: Gibson
>family name: Wood
>job title: Associate Director/Associate Professor
>e-mail address: woodx0020 at maroon.tc.umn.edu>e-mail network: Internet
>phone number: 612-725-2051
>FAX number: 612-725-2084
>institution: VA Medical Center/Univ. of Minnesota School of Medicine
>address1: GRECC 11G
>address2: One Veterans Drive
>research interest: membrane biophysics and biochemistry
>research interest: mechanisms of ethanol tolerance; aging