May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month.
Lyme disease is a multisystem disease caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi.
The organism is transmitted through the bite of certain species of blacklegged ticks
Residents and travelers in areas where Lyme disease is common should take preventive
measures, especially during May–July when the risk is greatest.
LifeScience Moment: The Supreme Court ruled that the 1906 Pure Food and Drugs Act does not prohibit false therapeutic claims.
On May 29, 1911, in U.S. v. Johnson, the Supreme Court ruled that the 1906 Pure Food and Drugs Act does not prohibit false therapeutic claims
but only false and misleading statements about the ingredients or identity of a drug.
In 1912, Congress issued corrective legislation. The Sherley Amendment brought therapeutic claims within the jurisdiction of the Pure Food and
Drugs Act but required the agency to prove those claims to be false and fraudulent before they would be judged as illegal.
Life Science Evolution Posters
It's a Small World
Salmonella Typhimurium (Photo Credit: Janice Haney Carr)
"You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself."
Galileo Galilei, Italian physicist and astronomer