August is National Immunization Awareness Month.
The goal of National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is to increase awareness about
immunizations across the life span, from infants to the elderly.
Immunization is one of the most significant public health achievements of the 20th century.
Vaccines have eradicated smallpox, eliminated wild poliovirus in the U.S. and significantly
reduced the number of cases of measles, diphtheria, rubella, pertussis and other diseases.
But despite these efforts, people in the U.S. still die from these and other vaccine-preventable diseases.
LifeScience Moment: President Dwight Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act.
On July 29, 1958, President Dwight Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, leading to the birth of NASA on Oct. 1, 1958 and
related medical device and life science development.
Since its inception, NASA has accomplished numerous scientific and technological feats in air and space. NASA technology also has been adapted
for many non-aerospace uses by the private sector. NASA remains a leading force in scientific research and in stimulating public
interest in aerospace exploration, as well as science and technology in general.
Life Science Evolution...
It's a Small World
MRSA Bacteria (Photo Credit: Janice Haney Carr)
"Science is the systematic classification of experience."
George Henry Lewes, English writer