Meeting the Food Challenge p616 Susan Harlander
There are several relevant issues to the food challenge: population, food and agriculture policies, sustainability, and nutrition. Coordination at the federal level is critical. Research must be focused on national needs and priorities.
Surveys Obscure the Health of Academic Microbiology p618 Ever-Changing HIV Ubiquitous at ICAAC p619 Combinations, New Drugs Outperform AZT in AIDS Patients p620 Atypical Pneumonia Agents Are Joining the Mainstream p621 Ebola Virus May Spread by Means of Skin Contacts p622 Levy Outlines Ploy for Overcoming Tetracycline Resistance p623 Falkow: Imagine the Pathogen's Strategy to Trap It p623 Epidemiologist Warns of Emerging Enteric Pathogens p624
What if Bacteria Are Modular Organisms? p627 John H. Andrews
The modular perspective may provide researchers with insights into evolution, growth form, and population biology
Circuit Specific Infection of the Mammalian Nervous System p633 Lynn W. Enquist
Pseudorabies virus, a neurotropic alpha herpesvirus, provides a valuable means for probing cellular interaction in the brain .
Better Tests Needed to Meet Goal of Safer Seafood Supply p639 B. J. Spalding
Improved methods for detecting toxins and pathogens are a prerequisite for addressing federal safety concerns.
Academy Develops 5-Year Strategic Plan p644Eight goals have been developed in six strategic areas: membership, organizational structure, financial planning, information and education, accreditation and certification, and awards, and the Academy has been making good progress toward achieving them.
New Division Proposed for Eukaryotic Molecular Biology p646
ASM members whose research focuses on the molecular biology of nucleated cells could have their own Division if enough are willing to join.
American Academy of Microbiology p648 Education and Training p648 Publications p648 Public and Scientific Affairs p649 Membership p651 Branch Activities p653
Letters p613 Public Affairs Report p625 Journal Highlights p642 Reviews and Resources p655 Application Deadlines p657 Meetings and Conferences and Continuing Education Calendar p659 Employment p663
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