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The Loop, the quarterly newsletter of the National Registry of Microbiologists (NRM), was published and is available on the ASM’s website.

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Diagnostic Microbiology of the Immunocompromised Host

(Editors: Randall T. Hayden, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital; Karen C. Carroll, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Yi-Wei Tang, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Donna M. Wolk, University of Arizona College of Medicine)

Over the past twenty-five years, the number of patients with compromised immune systems has grown astronomically. High-risk patients such as these require a unique set of healthcare solutions that take into consideration everything from the etiology and degree of immune suppression to the individual patient’s nutritional status. This comprehensive volume, assembled by a group of distinguished authors, examines a wide range of approaches and challenges to infectious disease diagnostics for immunocompromised patients. This will be an indispensable reference for laboratory professionals, infectious disease physicians, oncologists, and other healthcare providers who care for immunocompromised patients.

Emerging Infections 8

(Editors: W. Michael Scheld, University of Virginia Health System; Scott M. Hammer, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; James M. Hughes, Emory University School of Medicine)

This new volume in the series is based on ICAAC and IDSA Symposia on Emerging Infections. It offers an updated review of new and emerging pathogens and infectious diseases, including novel non-SARS coronaviruses, community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, pertussis, extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, and many others. The Emerging Infections series is a valuable resource for a wide range of people working in microbiology, infectious diseases, epidemiology, public health, and clinical medicine.

Cellular Signaling and Innate Immune Responses to RNA Virus Infections

(Editors: Allan R. Brasier, University of Texas Medical Branch, Adolfo García-Sastre, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Stanley M. Lemon, University of Texas Medical Branch.

Infections by RNA viruses represent a significant cause of illness and death in vertebrates. Specifically in humans, RNA virus infections are responsible for a spectrum of significant acute, chronic, and emerging infections. This volume provides a comprehensive survey of the most recent discoveries in this field, suggests important areas of future research, and highlights issues in need of further investigation. With chapters written by many of the world’s leading investigators, this volume represents a landmark publication in this field for researchers and clinicians.

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