August is Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month.
Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy has been coordinating a National Awareness Month for SMA since 1996.
Raising awareness of SMA in the general pulic can help lead to increased resources for SMA research and
better care for SMA patients. The majority of people, including doctors, nurses and community members,
do not know about SMA until it directly affects them. This is where you can help.
LifeScience Moment: Food Additives Amendments are passed."
On Sept. 6, 1958, the Food Additives Amendments were passed, requiring that food additives, including preservatives, emulsifiers,
and other functional additives, be subject to premarket testing.
Today, the FDA must review the safety of food and color additives before manufacturers and distributors can market them. To initiate this
review, the FDA requires sponsors to submit a petition or notification that includes test data demonstrating the safety of the intended use of the
Life Science Evolution...
It's a Small World
Yersinia Pestis (Fluorescent)
"Great scientific discoveries have been made by men seeking to verify quite erroneous theories about the nature of things."
Thomas H. Huxley, English biologist