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Contents Summer 2005

From the IOM President
  The Education President

Health & Safety
  Regenerating Hope
  Speeding progress toward cures for spinal cord injuries
  A Peace Corps for Global Health
  Much-needed help for nations hard hit by AIDS

Education & Research
  Stem Cell Research
  Report offers scientists direction in controversial area
  A State of Independence for New Investigators
  Helping postdocs jump-start their careers as independent researchers

Environment & Resources
  Oil Spill Dispersants
  Chemicals used in deep waters should be studied for use closer to coastline
  Animals and Health
  Strengthening safeguards against disease outbreaks

Engineering & Technology
  Dousing Danger at Nuclear Power Plants
  Ways to reduce risks from terrorist attacks
  Polymer Matrix Composites
  High performance and full of promise

  Bruce Alberts: The Education President
  Excerpts from a recent profile by science writer Regina Nuzzo in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

  Uncovering the Secrets of Washington Policy
  Academies fellowship helps a young scholar explore a career in science policy

Brief Takes
  • New Fund Honors Alberts' Commitment to Science Education
  • Partner Academies Chosen to Buoy African Science
  • Science Museum Celebrates First Anniversary

New Projects & Publications

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