Ninety-five years of editorial freedom
Vol. XCV, No. 31-S
Th Michigan Dily
Tuesday, July 16, 1985
Sussman rejects Tanter project
By KERY MURAKAMI BUT SUSSMAN said that "there was no
Political Science Prof. Raymond Tanter will guarantee" that Tanter would be able to
not be allowed to proceed with research he 'It could have been used to promote peace.' publish his results later.
proposed to a federal arms-control agency in The main factor in his decision, Sussman
May, University Vice President for Research said, was the RPC's unanimous vote to reject
Alfred Sussman saidyesterday. -Alfred Sussman Vice President for Research the project. The 7-0 vote, Sussman said, made
Sussman said that he is accepting the Tanter's situation different from a classified
University's Research Policies Committee's research project he approved in 1983.
recommendation that he reject Tanter's -The RPC had rejected a proposal by Elec-
proposal because i violates the University's project would use classified documents which documents with information "readily trical Engineering Prof. Theodore Birdsall,
} classified reearch guidelines. The guidelines may make his findings classified as well. available." because it decided his project would endanger
state that the University will not sponsor - Tanter was in Europe and unavailable for "Many of those who publish on the topic of the lives of other humans. Birdsall's plan for
research that cannot be published openly. comment, but he wrote in May that he may ev- arms control have had access to classified the Naval Research Department had ap-
ACCORDING TO Social Work Prof. Edith entually be able to publish his results by mat- documents, but have no problem publishing plications in improving a submarine's tracking
Goldberg. a member of the RPC. Tanter's ching information from the classified their thoughts later,"Tanterwrote. See TANTER, Page4
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'test tube baby' born
By KATIE WILCOX uterus.
The entire procedure takes less
Last week's birth of a seven-pound, than two weeks and is done on an out-
nine-ounce girl caused more than the patient basis. Precise timing is very
usual excitement at University important because the process is
Hospital - she is the first "test tube" matched to the woman's normal
baby conceived in the hospital's In ovulation cycle.
Vitro Fertilization/Embryo Transfer The hormone "pergonal" is ad-
program. ministered to stimulate production of
Jennifer Robichard was born late eggs and increase the chances of fer-
Friday night to Donna and Terry tilization. Pergonal also leads to a
Robichard of Adrian after 9% hours of higher rate of multiple births.
normal labor. Mother and baby are AFTER A few dyas, "HCG," a
healthy, according to hospital hormone that induces ovulation by
spokesman Stephen Hause, and both helping the egg mature, is given to the
were scheduled to return home mother. Several hours later, the eggs
yesterday. are removed from the woman's body
"Everybody is doing fine," Hause and placed with the husband's semen
said. in a solution in the culture dish. The
DR. JONATHAN Ayers, head of the fertilized eggs are then transferred
in vitro program, said the pregnancy back to the mother's uterus after two
and birth occurred normally. "There or three days.
Photo by Lansing State Journal via AP were no problems," he said. "There is If conception has occurred, the
no increased risk with in vitro fertiliz- fetus's development will be closely
ation." watched through the early stages.
In vitro is Latin for "in glass," and Monitoring estrogen levels in the
at Michigan State's Forest Akers- involves conception outside the mother is especially important
mother's body in a glass culture dish. because the female hormone in-
The relatively new procedure offers dicates the progress of the egg's
rs a n u c hope for couples who could not have dvlpet
children, but only after all other nevre iing difficulty is getting
methods of conception have failed. the egg to attach to the uterus lining
tumor removed along with 2 feet of Couples are carefully selected for for normal growth, Ayers said. The
Reagan's colon Saturday had invaded the program based on complete med- hormone progesterone helps prepare
the muscle of the intestinal wall - ical records and physical and the lining for the embryo.
making it more serious than psychological examinations. The NINETY percent of those who un-
originally expected - but Rosenberg woman must have a normal and dergo the procedure have successful
said "the chances are excellent that healthy uterus, and the man must transfers of the fertilized egg back to
this tumor will not occur again." have normal and healthy sperm. . the womb. The rate of miscarriage
"Given the local findings of this MOST ELIGIBLE couples are in- and malformed babies is no higher
lesion, there is every expectation that fertile as the result of damaged or ab-
See TUMOR, Page 3 sent fallopian tubes in the woman's See 'TEST TUBE,' Page 11
Paramedics work on one of four high school age golfers struck by lightning
West golf course in East Lansing yesterday. See story, Page 3.
Reagan has cancer, doctoi
WASHINGTON (UPI) - The 2-inch time, he said, "There is no evidence in
tumor doctors removed from the president's case that this has
President Reagan's intestine was spread."
cancerous but it has not spread and' DR. DALE Oiler, head of surgery at
there is less than a 50 percent chance Bethesda Naval Hospital and chief of
any cancer will recur, Reagan's doc- the president's surgery team, said
tors said yesterday. when he gave Reagan the news, the
"The president has cancer," said president said simply: "'I'm glad that
Dr. Steven Rosenberg of the National that's all out."'
Cancer Institute. But at the same Pathological tests revealed that the
Gun control Peachy Live Aid
Congress should strengthen gun Sunny and pleasant with low An overview.
control laws, not weaken them..
cotollws o pnehumidity. High around 80. Arts, Page 8
Opinion, Page 5