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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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The American Board of Medical Laboratory Immunology (ABMLI) certification examination is now offered online at testing centers around the world. Applications are currently available for taking the exam any day during the month of August. The application deadline is June 1, 2008.

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Cumitech 46, Laboratory Procedures for Diagnosis of Blood-Borne Parasitic Diseases

Cumitech 46, authored by Lynne Garcia, provides guidance to the laboratory and other members of the patient care team in the appropriate selection, ordering, and application of tests for diagnosis and management of blood-borne parasitic infections. It details the reasons that examinations for parasites may be requested, reviews physician options for test selection and ordering, and discusses laboratory procedures used for examining clinical specimens.

HIV and the Pathogenesis of AIDS, Third Edition

The new edition of HIV and the Pathogenesis of AIDS, by Jay A. Levy, University of California, San Francisco, provides a state-of-the-art review of the current research, explains the history of the disease, and examines how scientists, clinicians, and public health workers have responded to the challenges presented by HIV/AIDS in the 25 years since its recognition. Thoroughly updated and revised, the third edition continues to provide a comprehensive analysis of the subject that is unmatched in the field. Figures and tables illustrate and emphasize key points and the text is extensively annotated. The book presents a balanced view of HIV/AIDS and serves as a valuable reference for students, researchers, clinicians, and health care providers.

ASM Journal Articles of Interest
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New Approach May Lead to Effective H5N1 Influenza A Virus Vaccine
Journal of Virology, March 2008
 
Salmonella Strains in Humans Distinct from Animals
Applied and Environmental Microbiology, March 2008
 
New Study Compares Antibiotic Resistance in Wild American Bison and Farm Cattle
Applied and Environmental Microbiology, March 2008

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