July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month.
Juvenile arthritis (JA) refers to any form of arthritis or arthritis-related
condition that develops in children or teenagers who are less than 18 years of age.
Approximately 294,000 children under the age of 18 are affected by pediatric arthritis and
The mission of the Arthritis National Research Foundation mission is to provide initial
research funding to brilliant, investigative scientists with new ideas to cure arthritis and
related autoimmune diseases.
LifeScience Moment: President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Pure Food and Drug Act
On June 30, 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Pure Food and Drug Act,
and the meat inspection act into law, the first of a series of consumer protection laws
enacted by the Federal Government in the twentieth century and led to the creation of the
Food and Drug Administration.
Its main purpose was to ban foreign and interstate traffic in adulterated or
mislabeled food and drug products, and it directed the U.S. Bureau of Chemistry to
inspect products and refer offenders to prosecutors. It required that active ingredients
be placed on the label of a drug’s packaging and that drugs could not fall below purity
levels established by The U.S. Pharmacopeia or The National Formulary.
Life Science Evolution Posters
It's a Small World
MRSA Bacteria (Photo Credit: Janice Haney Carr)
"The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them."
Mark Twain, American writer