December is Prevent Blindness: Safe Toys and Gifts Month.
Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness America is the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight.
Focused on promoting a continuum of vision care, Prevent Blindness America touches the lives of millions of people each year.
LifeScience Moment: President Nixon declared war on cancer creating the Cancer Centers Program of the National Cancer Institute."
On December 23, 1971, the National Cancer Act of 1971 was enacted by President Richard Nixon as part of
the nation’s war on cancer, established the Cancer Centers Program of the National Cancer Institute.
The National Cancer Act, "The War on Cancer," gave the NCI unique autonomy at NIH with special budgetary authority.
The annual budget of NCI, called the bypass budget, be submitted directly to the president, bypassing
traditional approval by the NIH or the Department of HHS required of other NIH institutes.
It's a Small World
"The joy of discovery is certainly the liveliest that the mind of man can ever feel."
Claude Bernard, French physiologist