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Monday, August 16, 2004

From EurekAlert http://www.eurekalert.org/pubnews.php:
Public Release: 15-Aug-2004
Cancer Research
Marijuana ingredient inhibits VEGF pathway required for brain tumor blood vessels
Cannabinoids, the active ingredients in marijuana, restrict the sprouting of blood vessels to brain tumors by inhibiting the expression of genes needed for the production of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). According to a new study published in the August 15, 2004 issue of the journal Cancer Research, administration of cannabinoids significantly lowered VEGF activity in laboratory mice and two patients with late-stage glioblastoma.

Public Release: 15-Aug-2004
American Sociological Association 99th Annual Meeting
US economy slows as global consumer debt rises
The U.S. Presidential candidates George Bush and John Kerry promise very different economic policies. But research sociologist and consumer debt expert Robert Manning argues that the expansion of the global consumer economy will necessarily lead to the diminished economic power of the United States.

Saturday | August 14, 2004

LA: Judge Blocks Vote on Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment

Yesterday, a New Orleans judge removed a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage from the Sept.18 ballot.

Judge Chris Bruno reasoned that the amendment cannot be on the ballot Sept.18 because not all parishes (counties for those of you not from here) are holding elections that day.

However, enforcement of the order will be suspended until the state can appeal to the Louisiana Supreme Court. A spokesman for Secretary of State Fox McKeithen said that the amendment will still appear on the ballot, but a vote on it will be cancelled if the Supreme Court upholds Bruno's ruling.

The ruling was a small victory for opponents of the amendment. The Forum for Equality PAC had gone to court to prevent the vote from happening.
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