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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.