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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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beemon karenDr. Beemon's laboratory has identified and studied several RNA elements within the avian retroviral genome/unspliced RNA, which regulate its splicing, polyadenylation, and export. She is currently focusing on an RNA stability element that she has identified downstream of the gag termination codon. It appears to protect the full-length retroviral RNA from nonsense-mediated RNA decay. She is studying its mechanism of action and think it may be significant for other viral and cellular mRNAs, as well. In addition, she is studying oncogenesis induced by avian leukosis viruses (ALV). Dr. Beemon has found clonal proviral integrations upstream of the TERT gene, suggesting its expression may be an early event in tumorigenesis. She and her laboratory are also exploring how retroviral activation of bic (miR-155 precursor) is important in oncogenesis in tumors induced by ALV and by reticuloendotheliosis virus.


Website: http://www.bio.jhu.edu/Faculty/Beemon/

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