October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month.
There are more than 400,000 people living in the United States with Down syndrome. Down syndrome is usually caused by an error
in cell division called "nondisjunction."
The mission of the National Down Syndrome Society is to be the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.
LifeScience Moment: The National Congress on Medical Quackery convened in Washington, D.C. "
On October 6, 1961, the National Congress on Medical Quackery convened in Washington, D.C. The
Congress was sponsored jointly by the American Medical Association and the FDA.
More than 700 attendees from state medical societies and licensing boards, Better Business Bureaus
and trade associations, federal and state agencies, medical and pharmacy and nursing schools, health
insurance companies, research institutes, women's clubs, and related societies concerned with disease
attended the meeting.
The objective was to eliminate quackery as a major health problem in the U.S.
Life Science Evolution Posters
It's a Small World
"One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. The bamboozle has captured us. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back."
Carl Sagan, U.S. Astronomer