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With Sickle Cell-Strokes (160)

 MEMPHIS, Tenn.– Local research helped lead to the announcement Friday that regular blood transfusions can prevent most strokes in children with sickle cell disease.  Dr. Winfred Wang of the University of Tennessee-Memphis and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital directed the research locally for the international study.  Wang said the transfusions also helped alleviate other symptoms

Proposed Export Rules on Supercomputers Unrealistic (285)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.– The sale of supercomputers to countries hostile to United States interests should be restricted but limits experts have proposed to Congress are unrealistic, a University of Tennessee scientist said Friday.  Dr. Jack Dongarra, UT-Knoxville Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, said limits recently proposed to a House-Senate conference committee will soon be meaningless because