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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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New Gene Identified for Antiviral Activity, Journal of Virology, November 2005
New Study Suggests Human Papillomavirus Could be Spread Through Blood, Journal of Clinical Microbiology, November 2005
Gene Identified in Espstein-Barr Virus that May Contribute to Cancer, Journal of Virology, November 2005

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Antimicrobial Resistance in Bacteria of Animal Origin, Editor: Frank M. Aarestrup, Danish Institute for Food and Veterinary Research, Copenhagen, Denmark. Antimicrobial Resistance in Bacteria of Animal Origin comprehensively examines the current research on antimicrobial resistance in the main veterinary and zoonotic pathogens, including resistance to disinfectants and metals used in agriculture. Providing a broad overview from a global perspective, this new volume is an important reference for students, researchers, public health experts, veterinarians, and anyone with an interest in resistant bacteria in animals.