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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.
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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.
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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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WASHINGTON, DC –- The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) commends Congress for the passage of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Reform Act of 2006, HR 6164. The legislation will help to ensure the continued success of the NIH as the world leader in sponsoring biomedical research and will strengthen its ability to take advantage of unprecedented opportunities to make major advances in human health. The ASM particularly recognizes the leadership on this bill and the commitment to biomedical research of House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Joe Barton, Ranking Member, John Dingell, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Chair Mike Enzi and Ranking Member Edward Kennedy, and Senators Arlen Specter and Tom Harkin.

The ASM is gratified that the final NIH reauthorization bill increases the funding level for authorizations of appropriations in fiscal years 2007 and 2008 and urges the President to sign the bill and support increased funding for the NIH at the authorized level for FY 2008.

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