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: The first U.S. patent was signed by President George Washington.
On July 31, 1790 Samuel Hopkins was issued the first patent under the new U.S. patent statute signed into law by President Washington on April 10, 1790.
The patent, for a process of making potash, an ingredient used in fertilizer was signed by President Washington. The original document is in the
collections of the Chicago Historical Society.
Life Science Evolution Posters
It's a Small World
MRSA Bacteria (Photo Credit: Janice Haney Carr)
"Shall I refuse my dinner because I do not fully understand the process of digestion?"
Oliver Heaviside, English physicist