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Searching for answers in cells and vessels

Q: Where did you go to school?
I attended medical school at North-
western University Medical Center. It
was a six-year honors program.
Q: Why did you decide to come to
the University?
I was on the faculty at Northwest-
ern University Medical School. I had an
endowed professorship there, but the
University of Michigan had a very sub-
stantial endowed chair for rheumatolo-
gy research, and also the strength of the
University-especiallyin my field -was
Q: Do youlike it here?
I think it's a very good intellectual
environment. The faculty are very
strong in most disciplines, so you can
usually find people to collaborate with in
all the schools.

Q: What are you currently teach-
I'm an M.D., so the type of things we
typically do is teach fellows in rheuma-
tology and residents and medical stu-
dents in the clinics.
Q: What is your research about?
We study inflammation of rheumatoid
arthritis, which is a disease where the
body attacks the joints. It's turning out
that inflammation is very important, not
just for rheumatoid arthritis and other
inflammatory diseases that are known,
but even for cardiovascular diseases and
diabetes. We also study scleroderma,
a disease where there is inflammation
first, but then the skin fibroses - mean-
ing it becomes thick and hard, and you
can eventually have contractures.
Q: Are there any implications to

your research?
In both of those diseases nobody
knows the triggers, but we've gotten a lot
better in recent years in looking at what
type of things the cells make. What's
been really gratifying as a scientist is
that one can actually see therapies based
on biology in one's lifetime.
Q: What do you plan on doing with
the grant you received for your work
in scleroderma?
We have a few aims. What we are
going to look at is blood vessel growth,
which is abnormal in some ways in
scleroderma. If you looked at the capil-
laries, it's sort of an attempt to make ves-
sels, but the vessels are disordered and
deranged. They're not like they should
be. We're goingto study this process.

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Global policy Working
symposium with water

WHERE: Hatcher Graduate
WHEN: Monday at about
3:30 p.m.
WHAT: While reporting
that her coat was stolen, a
student observed a female
leaving the library with
her coat, University Police
reported. The suspect
returned the coat and fled.

WHERE: The Diag
WHEN: Monday at about
11 a.m.
WHAT: Two men unaf-
filiated with the University
were selling key chains
and pins, Universiy Police
reported. The suspects
were cited for violating the
University's policy against

Txting H8ter Dog unleashed
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WHEN: Monday at about WHEN: Monday at about
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WHAT: A female student WHAT: A man walking
received text messages his dog without a leash
with verbal harassment, was cited for violatingan
University Police reported. ordiance that requires dogs
The student said she didn't to have leashes, University
know who sent the texts. Police reorted.

WHAT: A panel that
includes Colin Kahl, U.S.
Deputy Assistant Secretary
of Defense for the Middle
East, will discuss the dif-
ferent factors that influence
U.S. policy in the Middle
WHO: International Policy
WHEN: Today at 4 p.m.
WHERE: Weill Hall
LGBTQ film
WHAT: A screening
of "Bad Fit," a film that
explores the influence of
homosexuality on class-
room and field placement.
The film contains student
narratives that explain how
homophobic incidents play
out ina classroom setting.
WHO: Spectrum Center
WHEN: Today at5 p.m.
WHERE: School of Social
Work Building

WHAT: Representatives
from more than 18 water-
related organizations will
discuss career opportuni-
WHO: LSA Water-Themed
WHEN: Today at 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Ruthven Museum
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Rheumatology Prof. Alisa Koch
A University of Michigan
study found that women
are two and a half times
more likely to awake from
sleeping to care for someone
else, The Washington Post
reported. The study also found
that men and womengetoutof
bed for distinct reasons. -
The American Bar
Association reported
a 7.8-percent decline
in jobs in the legal field since
2007. Despite the tough job
market, the majority of Uni-
versity Law School students
graduate with jobs.
"Jeopardy!" champions
Ken Jennings and Brad
Rutter challenged IBM
Supercomputer "Watson" to
a three-daytriviatournament
on Monday, the New York
Times reported. Watson and
Rutter were tied at $5,000 at
the end of the first round.

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v't intimidation critical reporting and "powerful
figures routinely use politicized
caused a rise in courts to override constitutional
guarantees of free expression."
censorship It accused Venezuela's gov-
ernment of muzzling critics in
RACAS, Venezuela (AP) - the media, noting that allies of
s against journalists and Chavez approved legislation
tions on press freedoms allowing authorities to impose
creasing throughout Latin strict regulations on the Inter-
ca, especially in Venezuela net and tighten control over the
President Hugo Chavez, an broadcast media.
ational watchdog group Chavez has "continued his
sterday. aggressive campaign to silence
Cs annual report, the New critical news media," the report
ased Committee to Protect said.
alists said that "a rise in The law approved by pro-
ship can be seen through- Chavez lawmakers in December
atin America, caused by prohibits messages and images
ment repression, judicial that "disrespect public authori-
rence, and intimidation ties,""incite or promote hatred" or
riminal groups." crimes, or could create "anxiety in
report said governments the citizenry or alter public order."
state resources to silence It also says electronic media

must establish procedures to
"allow the restricting, without
delay" of content deemed objec-
Officials have not yet explained
how the law will be enforced.
The media group also called
attention to a Venezuelan court
ruling that temporarily prohib-
ited newspapers from publishing
violent photographs.
"Relying on politicized courts,
the government barred two major
newspapers from publishing
images of crime and violence in
the run-up to September legisla-
tive elections," it said.
The committee's 2011 report
also said violence linked to drug
gangs is behind an increase in the
killings of journalists in Mexico
and Central America, striking
fear into reporters and self-cen-
sorship within the media.

Saad el-Katatni, center, and Essam el-Erian, left, talk during a press conference in Cairo, Egypt on Sunday. The two men
are members of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's largest opposition group.
Mu11im 1Brotherhood plans
to formEgy oiialart

Senate approves 90-day extension
of post-9 11 surveillance measures

Many in Congress
call provisions
Senate yesterday voted to extend
for 90 days the legal life of three
post-Sept. 11 terrorism-fighting
measures, including the use of
roving wiretaps, that are set to
expire at the end of the month.
The short-term extension gives
lawmakers a chance to review the
measures that critics from both
the right and left say are uncon-
stitutional infringements on per-
sonal liberties.
The Senate vote came a day
after the House agreed to extend
the three provisions, including
two from the 2001 USA Patriot
Act, until Dec. 8. The two cham-
bers must now agree on a com-
mon approach. With Congress in

recess next week, there is pressure
to reach a compromise this week.
The measures include the
authority to initiate roving wire-
taps on multiple electronic devic-
es and the authority to obtain
court-approved access to busi-
ness records considered relevant
to terrorist investigations. The
third "lone wolf" provision, part
of a 2004 law, permits secret intel-
ligence surveillance of non-U.S.
individuals not known to be linked
to a specific terrorist activity.
Without the three provisions,
said Senate Intelligence Commit-
tee Chairman Dianne Feinstein,
D-Calif., "our law enforcement
and intelligence agencies would
lack important tools to protect
this nation."
But from the inception of the
Patriot Act in the days after the
Sept. 11 attacks, the increased sur-
veillance powers have been sub-
ject to scrutiny and criticism from

both conservatives and liberals
who say they violate free speech
rights and rights against unwar-
ranted searches and seizures.
"We knew we were in a very
emotional state" after the attacks,
said Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. He
said the provisions give the gov-
ernment access to sensitive per-
sonal records such as medical,
library and gun records, and "can
lead to government fishing expe-
ditions that target, unfortunately,
innocent Americans."
Freshman Republican Rand
Paul of Kentucky agreed that
"in the fear after 9/11 we didn't
debate these things fully."
Paul sent out a letter to his Sen-
ate colleagues earlier in the day,
saying that in the wake of the
attacks the government "greatly
expanded its own power, ignor-
ing obvious answers in favor of
the permanent expansion of a
police state."

Countries fear the
spread of Islamic
CAIRO (AP) - The long
banned Muslim Brotherhood
said yesterday it will form a
political party once democracy
is established in Egypt but prom-
ised not to field a candidate for
president, trying to allay fears
at home and abroad that it seeks
power. Still, the fundamentalist
movement is poised to be a sig-
nificant player in the new order.
Egypt's new military rulers
gave a strong sign they recognize
that the Brotherhood, which
calls for creation of an Islamic
state in the Arab world's most
populous nation, can no longer
be barred from politics after the
mass uprising that forced out
President Hosni Mubarak with
18 days of protests.
The Armed Forces Supreme
Council included a former
Brotherhood lawmaker on an
eight-member panel tasked
with amending the constitution
enough to allow democratic elec-
tions later this year.
The panel is comprised of
legal experts of various ideolo-
gies, including secular liberal

scholars and three judges from
the current Supreme Consti-
tutional Court, one of them a
Christian, Maher Sami Youssef.
The changes aim to open the
field for political parties to form,
loosen restrictions on who can
run for president and write
in guarantees to prevent the
rampant election rigging that
ensured Mubarak's ruling party.
a lock on power.
The panel's head is Tareq el-
Bishri, considered one of Egypt's
top legal minds. A former judge,
he was once a secular leftist but
became a prominent thinker in
the "moderate Islamic" politi-
cal trend. He is respected on
both sides as a bridge between
the movements. Sobhi Saleh, the
Brotherhood representative, was
jailed for three days during the
The military is pushing ahead
with a quick transition. Generals
on the council said the military
wants to hand power to a gov-
ernment and elected president
within six months, the firmest
timetable yet outlined. The con-
stitutional panel has 10 days to
propose its changes to be put to
a referendum.
In Washington, President
Barack Obama praised Egypt's
military council for working

toward elections and a return of
civilian control.
"Egypt's going to require help
in building democratic institu-
tions, for strengthening an econ-
omy that's taken a hit. So far,
at least, we're seeing the right
signals coming out of Egypt,"
Obama said.
The potential that the Broth-
erhood willemerge from Egypt's
upheaval with greater influence
has worried many Egyptians.
It also raised alarms in neigh-
boring Israel and among some
in the United States, fearing a
spread of Islamic militancy in
the region. During his 29 years
in power, Mubarak stoked such
concerns at home and abroad,
depicting his authoritarian
grip as the only thing standing
between Egypt and a Brother-
hood takeover.
But many in Egypt contend
the Brotherhood's strength is
exaggerated. Police crackdowns
on the group raised sympathy for
it in some quarters. Government
restrictions kept liberal opposi-
tion parties weak, meaning the
Brotherhood was the only orga-
nized vehicle for action against
the regime. Public apathy atelec-
tions made the more motivated
pro-Brotherhood voters loom

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