November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month.
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading, global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care and support, and the largest
private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer research.
President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in 1983. At the time, fewer than 2 million
Americans had Alzheimer’s; today, the number of people with the disease has soared to nearly 5.4 million. Get involved this month, and
help raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease.
LifeScience Moment: The Environmental Protection Agency required the phase-out of lead in gasoline."
On Nov. 28, 1973 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Russell E. Train announced the promulgation
of final regulations to protect public health by reducing the amount of lead in all grades of gasoline. The EPA
was established by President Richard Nixon on Dec. 2, 1970.
According to EPA, a significant portion of the urban population, particularly children were over-exposed to
lead through a combination of sources including food, water, air, leaded paint, and dust. The total amount of lead
used in gasoline amounted to well over 200,000 tons a year.
Life Science Evolution Posters
It's a Small World
"I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale."
Marie Curie, French chemist and physicist