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Contents Summer 2007

From the IOM President
  Advisers to the Nation and You

Health & Safety
  Nutrition Standards
  Ensuring that all school foods make the grade
  No Butts About It
  A plan to end the tobacco problem

Engineering & Technology
  Grand Challenges for Engineering
  A blue-ribbon committee charts a technological road map for the future
  Fighting Fake Money
  Options to combat next-generation counterfeiters

Environment & Resources
  Revealing Our Microbial Planet
  New science may revolutionize understanding of the living world
  Transforming Toxicity Testing
  Report envisions new way to test chemicals for hazards

Education & Social Issues
  Veterans and PTSD
  Ensuring fair and consistent compensation
  Speaking Up for Foreign Languages & International Education
  Meeting the nation's demand for globally aware citizens

  Transforming the Future of Disability in America

By Alan Jette
From the chair of an Institute of Medicine committee that recently examined disability in the U.S.

Brief Takes
  • Science Academies Issue Statements on Energy, Innovation
  • NAS President, Vietnamese Official Sign Accord
  • Academies and Learned Societies Celebrate Basic Knowledge and Research

New Projects & Publications

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