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Contents Winter/Spring 2006

From the NAS President
  Foreign-Born Researchers Are Key to U.S. Prosperity and Security

Health & Safety
  Time for a Change
  Marketing healthier foods to kids
  After Cancer
  Better long-term care for those who survive

Behavioral & Social Issues
  A Health Care Disconnect
  Caring for both mind and body
  Helping Older Americans Get Better With Time
  Research to achieve a new understanding of old age

Environment & Resources
  Mapping Louisiana's Future
  A long and broad view needed to guide wetland restoration
  Setting Standards for Vehicle Emissions
  A look at state and federal practices

Engineering & Technology
  Pay As You Go
  A plan to improve roads and reduce congestion
  Protecting Air Transportation
  Better defenses against chemical and biological threats

  Out of Africa
  Experts meet to discuss development of African science academies

  Third Futures Conference Launches a Genomic Attack on Infectious Diseases
  Communication and interdisciplinary collaboration characterizes meeting on genomic solutions to infectious diseases

Brief Takes
  • Landmark 'Intelligent Design' Decision Cites NAS
  • Kavli Gift to Frontiers of Science

New Projects & Publications

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