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Contents Fall 2007

From the NAS President
  Our International Reach

Environment & Resources
  An Orphan River
  Closer care needed for Mississippi's water quality
  Minerals
  Hot commodities in a global economy

Health & Social Issues
  Treating Body and Mind
  Cancer care for the whole patient
  The Nuclear Medicine Renaissance
  Innovation holds promise for improving health care

Research & Policy
  To Secure Both Nation and Scientific Freedom
  Striking a balance
  Combating Climate Change
  How far have we come?

Engineering & Technology
  Life in the Universe
  Broadening the search for extraterrestrial life
  50 Years in the Sky
  A satellite success story

Spotlight
  New Web Resource Aims to Improve Drinking Water Quality Worldwide

Brief Takes
 
  • Academies Expand Cooperation With Iranian Researchers
  • National Science, Technology Medals Awarded to Members
  • Contributing to International Capacity Building
  • IOM President, New Executive Officer Appointed
New Projects & Publications



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