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Important research and thera-
peutic techniques c o n c e r n i n g
some of the most dreaded of hu-
man diseases is currently being
done by University medical scien-
With the aid of gifts to the
Michigan Memorial-Phoenix Pro-
ject, the medical scientists are
working on the problems present-
ed by cancer, cretinism and the
sterilization and storage of bones.
Radioisotopes are being used by
Medical Center physicians in the
diagnosis and treatment of a
number of malignancies, includ-
ing cancers of the abdomen, thy-
roid, eye and brain.
The isotopes, in the form of
radioactive iodine, phosphorus,
gold and other chemical elements,
are used in tracking and outlin-
ing cancerous growth.
Pin-point localization and iden-
tification of some brain tumors is
now possible through new ma-
chines and techniques.
Newly-developed tracer tech-
niques for identifying the edges
of a tumor visually undetectable
from healthy brain tissue can
even be used during surgery.
Treatment of patients suffering
from deep-seated cancer and tu-
mors is carried on daily in anoth-
er medical unit established by the
Cretinism, a congenital de-
formity marked by mental and
physical retardation, is another of
the maladies under study at the
Recent developments in the
field of thyroid research are
pointing the way toward preven-
tion of cretinism through proper
treatment of mothers during
The sterilization and preserva-
tion. of bone and some soft tissue
is being done by gamma radia-
tion, a technique developed by
The bone and tissue are used
for surgical transplantation.
BROADCAST BY WUOM:
Ann Arbor To Hear Modern Opera
"Aniara," a contemporary opera
by Karl-Birger Blomdahl, will be
heard by American audiences for
the first time at, 8 p.m. today
when it is broadcast by WUOM,
the University's radio station.
The recording being used was
made at the world premier of
"Aniara" in Stockholm, May 31
Blomdahl, one of Sweden's out-
standing young composers, uses
recorded electronic music in com-
bination with his usual 12-tone
composition for the operatic.
Based on Poem.
The modern opera's libretto,"
written by Erik Lindegran, is,
based on Harry Martinson's epic
poem of the salne name.
Concerned with Aniara, a huge
The first men's residence in a
planned quadrangle is currently
being erected at Alma College.
The completed residence quad-
rangle will accommodate 720 stu-
dents in four dormitories and will
include a commons building for
Construction on'the first unit,
begun early this month, is being
done by the Spence Brothers Con-4
tracting Company of Saginaw.
The three-story structure will
provide housing for 185 men plus
a residence director's apartment,
special guest rooms, spacious
lounges, service rooms and recre-
The quadrangle was planned,
according to Kent Hawley, Dean
of Men of Alma College, to pro-
vide more on-campus housing for
students. "Alma's new residence
plan will enable us to provide a
better. campus experience in the
education of all our students," he
Records show on-campus stu-
dents study more effectively,
make higher grades and also par-
ticipate in extracurricular activi-
ties to a greater extent than those
living off-campus, he explained.
The men's residence unit, for
upper classmen, isexpected to be
open in the fall of 1900. Plans for
the quadrangle include three ad-
ditional residence -halls, one for
men and two for women.. The
commons will house six co-edu-
cational dining rooms.
space ship being used to evacu-
ate the earth's population after it
has been devastated and contam-
inated by a radiation blast, the
opera delves into the passenger's
reactions after the ship is driven
off course. '
Prof. Robert Noehren, of the.
music school, will fly to Europe
Aug. 10 to play a series of organ
. Among his scheduled appear-
ances is one at the Royal Festival
Hall, London, where he will open
its annual winter series of. organ
recitals on Sept. 30.
Concerts for broadcast by the
British Broadcasting Corporation
and Danish Radio in Copenhagen
and concerts at Hamburg and
Constanz, Germany, and Alkrhaar,
Holland are also on his itinerary.
Prof. Noehren will return .to
Ann Arbor Oct. 1.
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As the ship wanders through
space, the passengers voice Blom-
dahl's message before they die-
that man has lost the only para-
dise he will ever know by destroy-
ing his home planet.
Marjorie Lundin, WUOM'S mu-
sic director, provides commentary
throughout the recording. She
has been attending the Stockholm
Music Festival at- the invitation of
Radio Sweden and the Swedish
Institute, in cooperation with the
Swedish National Travel Office,
New York City.
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