May is National Cancer Research Month.
May was declared National Cancer Research Month by the United States Congress in 2007 and 2011, in recognition of high quality,
innovative cancer research.
The American Association for Cancer Research accelerates progress in the conquest of cancer by providing financial support for cancer
research that has the highest potential for impact.
Federal funding for medical research continues to decline, threatening the future health of Americans. This is an important time to educate lawmakers
about the importance of robust investment in the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health. Take action now!
LifeScience Moment: Clara Barton founded the American Association of the Red Cross.
On May 21, 1881, Clara Barton, named the "Angel of the Battlefield" during the Civil War, founded the American Association of the Red Cross which
she led until 1904.
During a visit to Europe in 1869, she discovered the Red Cross Movement in Switzerland and upon her return to the U.S. took steps
to establish a U.S. organization. Incorporated as The American National Red Cross in 1893, the organization was given charters by Congress in
1900 and in 1905. The 1905 charter and its amendments provide the basis for today's American Red Cross and the close working relationship between
the organization and the federal government.
Life Science Evolution Posters
It's a Small World
Anthrax Bacteria (Photo Credit: Janice Haney Carr)
"Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition."
Adam Smith, Scottish economist