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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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ASM Comments

August 29, 2006 – ASM Submits Comments to EPA on Revised National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Rule
The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) submitted comments in response to the EPA notice of a proposal to revise the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permitting requirements and Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) in response to the order issued by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Waterkeeper Alliance et al. v. EPA, 399 F.3d 486 (2nd Cir. 2005).

ASM Reports

Microbial Diversity Research Priorities - A Working Document for Multi-Agency Consideration
Microbial diversity is an unseen national resource that deserves greater attention. Too small to be seen no longer means too small to be studied or valued. Microbial diversity encompasses the spectrum of variability among all types of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, viruses and many more) in the natural world and as altered by human intervention.

Global Environmental Change - Microbial Contributions, Microbial Solutions
This report, written for policy makers, discusses the increasing prevelance of global warming and the search for solutions.