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ASM Attends UN General Assembly

ASM President, Susan Sharp, Ph.D., joined global leaders at the United Nations General Assembly in New York today in a historical meeting to focus on the commitment to fight AMR.

UN General Assembly Focuses on AMR

Leaders at the UN General Assembly draft a plan for coordinated, cross-cutting efforts to improve the current state of AMR.

Superbugs are a 'Fundamental Threat'

If antibiotics were telephones, we would still be calling each other using clunky rotary dials and copper lines," Stefano Bertuzzi, CEO of ASM, told NBC News.
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American Society for Microbiology Makes Research Publications on Influenza A (H1N1) Freely Available


Jim Sliwa
Washington, DCMay 4, 2009Because of the current public health emergency and worldwide concern about Influenza A H1N1 (swine flu), the American Society for Microbiology has made articles on H1N1 published within the past 6 months, November 2008 to May 2009, in ASM’s Journal of Virology, Journal of Clinical Microbiology, and Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy freely available online. The 14 articles can be accessed in one location:
The Editors in Chief of these journals and the Chair of the ASM Publications Board took this action in support of ASM’s mission of disseminating important microbiological research. The ASM hopes that making this material readily available will assist researchers and others seeking information in dealing with the current outbreak. Under normal circumstances, all ASM articles are freely and publicly available 6 months after publication.


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The American Society for Microbiology, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is the largest single life science association, with 42,000 members worldwide. Its members work in educational, research, industrial, and government settings on issues such as the environment, the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, laboratory and diagnostic medicine, and food and water safety. The ASMs mission is to gain a better understanding of basic life processes and to promote the application of this knowledge for improved health and economic and environmental well-being.