The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is holding its 72nd annual meeting this week in Las Vegas. The meeting, one of the world’s largest scientific gatherings, features more than 9,000 scientific papers and nearly 1,000 scientific, technical and educational exhibits. FASEB officials expect more than 20,000 individuals, including 16,000 scientists, to attend the meeting.

In addition to sitting in on conventional scientific sessions, attendees have the opportunity to participate in morning-long symposia on four interdisciplinary themes. In arranging these symposia, the Federation is continuing an approach begun in 1981. This year’s themes are cardiovascular disease and ischemic injury, immunopharmacology and immunotoxicity, metabolic regulation and receptors and growth factors.

Another major feature of the week’s activities is a special sympo-, sium on "Immunology in Perspective," which will be discussed by Nobel Laureate Baruj Benacerraf of Harvard Medical School, Elvin A. Kabat of Columbia University, Sir Gustav Nossal of...

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