January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month.
January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month and the theme: "Birth defects are common, costly, and critical" focuses on the impact and
frequency of birth defects
The National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) provides you the resource materials to promote birth defects awareness and prevention.
LifeScience Moment: Dr. Jonas Salk received gold medal from President Dwight Eisenhower, designating him "a benefactor of mankind.""
On January 27, 1956, Dr. Jonas Salk, developer of the Polio vaccine released in 1955, received a special gold medal from President Dwight
Eisenhower designating him "a benefactor of mankind."
The polio vaccine was developed by Dr. Jonas Salk at the University of Pittsburgh and announced on April 12, 1955 exactly 10 years after
the death of President Roosevelt, a victim of polio.
In 1957, in an effort to improve upon the killed Salk vaccine, Albert Bruce Sabin began testing a live, oral form of vaccine
in which the infectious part of the virus was inactivated (attenuated). This vaccine became available for use in 1963.
Life Science Evolution...
It's a Small World
"When truth is evident, it is impossible for parties and factions to rise. There never has been a dispute as to whether there is daylight at noon."
Francis Marie Arouet de Voltaire, French writer