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Contents Summer 2004

From the IOM President
  Looking at Diseases in New Ways

Research & Social Issues
  Putting Research to the Test
  Improvements needed in clinical studies involving children
  Making the Census Count
  Lessons From 2000

Engineering & Technology
  Powering Up the High-Tech Soldier of the Future
  A look at portable energy needs for dismounted soldiers
  The Engineer of Tomorrow
  Adapting to a changing world

Health & Safety
  Attack of the Indoor Mold
  A scientific look at mold in damp buildings
  Supplements and Safety
  A new process to enhance the safety of dietary supplements

Environment & Resources
  Zooming In on the Zoo
  Studying the National Zoo under the media's microscope
  A Foundation of Evidence
  How science is supporting air pollution regulation

  Science Museum Opens With a Celebration

  Uninsurance Is Bad for Your Health
  by Mary Sue Coleman and Arthur Kellermann
  Two study co-chairs reflect on an important report series that examined the consequences of having a large uninsured population in the United States

Brief Takes
  • Cicerone Nominated for NAS President
  • Free Information for Developing Nations
  • Building the Power of Science in Africa

New Projects & Publications


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