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The American Academy of Microbiology Announces Governors’ Election Results

  • March 15, 2019
The American Academy of Microbiology (Academy) is pleased to announce the 2019 Governors’ election results. The ASM and the Academy are excited to welcome this new leadership and look forward to serving the mission of the Academy with them.

ASM Applauds Senate Subcommittee Hearing in Response to Ebola Outbreak in Congo

  • March 14, 2019
On behalf of its 32,000 members, the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) thanks Chairman Blunt, Ranking Member Murray, and members of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies for holding a hearing on the response to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and other emerging threats.

These Less Common Proteins May Help Fend off the Flu

  • March 12, 2019
Influenza type B, though generally less widespread than type A, poses a formidable threat for vulnerable populations like the elderly and the young. In the 2012-2013 flu season, for example, influenza type B caused the majority of deaths due to flu among children, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

ASM Opposes Cuts to Scientific and Medical Programs in the President's FY 2020 Budget Proposal

  • March 11, 2019
The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) strongly opposes the proposed cuts in the President’s fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget request to federal departments and agencies that fund science, research, and public health programs.

Anti-Malarial Shows Promise in Human Clinical Study

  • March 11, 2019
An experimental drug, called DSM265, cured seven volunteers of a Plasmodium falciparum infection, a malaria parasite that is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The goal of this research is to find a cure for malaria with a single dose, and ultimately, eradicate the parasite.