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Report on lysine study.

The leukemia-prone AKR mice that we have been feeding lysine and low arginine are surviving in a manner that encourages us to repeat the experiment and to do some additional variations of the study. At the time of our deadline for this magazine, the mice receiving the highest amount of lysine and NO arginine were …

Aerospace accord.

The round of settlements in the aerospace industry continued, as the Auto Workers agreed with Rockwell International Corp. on a 3-year contract that included two provisions designed to moderate labor cost increases. One provides that new employees will have to wait longer before attaining the maximum pay progression step for their job grade. The other …

Easygoing Puerto Rico.

All of us like to get away from the regular pace of things, even if for just a few days–to put work aside and to go far away for a few hours of complete pleasure and relaxation. We dream of champagne-colored beaches, of soft, warm sand, of glistening blue ocean with white waves cresting to …

Hang-gliding meet in Telluride, Colorado, September 10 through 16.

The needle peaks of the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado may seem like a hostile place for launching a motorless aircraft. But the fast-rising thermals generated in Telluride’s bowl-shaped valley offer plenty of lift, and the sculpted peaks provide a stunning backdrop for the action of the 11th annual Telluride Hanggliding Festival. This year’s …

Emphysema; stalking the susceptible.

Can we eliminate emphysema as a health problem? I believe we can if we simply apply modern knowledge about the cause of emphysema and how it progresses. Let’s review the problem, hand in hand with our current knowledge, and see what can de done for millions of Americans who now have or will develop disabling …

A love story.

Jerry Lawlor sat on the right side of the truck cabin and watched the long road that lay like a dropped rope across the mountains. The driver of the truck, who had picked him up on the highway, was not talkative, but when they crept slowly up a steep grade east of the pass, Jerry …

Henry and the gold mine.

It came upon Henry, for a minute, that he mightn’t be so harmless as he looked and that maybe this wasn’t such a good place to be. But then he found his own eyes were shutting and, before he knew it, it was day. When he woke up, the pack was already on the burro …

Presidential fitness: how hale the chief?

The Presidency of the United States may be the most prestigious job in the land, but most consider it far from the healthiest. Considering the pressures, the hectic schedules, the rich foods served up a state dinners, one might not find it surprising that only a handful of Presidents survived to the advanced old age …