July 28 is World Hepatitis Day.
World Hepatitis Day is now recognized on July 28th, the birthday of Dr. Baruch Blumberg
(1925-2014) who discovered the hepatitis B virus and developed the first hepatitis B vaccine.
World Hepatitis Day aims to increase awareness and understanding of viral hepatitis
and the diseases it causes. Viral hepatitis is a major global health threat with around
350 million people living with chronic hepatitis B and around 170 million people living
with chronic hepatitis C.
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.
It's a Small World
Flea (Yersinia Pestis Bacterium Carrier) (Photo: Courtesy Janice Haney Carr)
" "There is no adequate defense, except stupidity, against the impact of a new idea.""
Percy Williams Bridgman, U. S. physicist, (Nobel Prize, 1946)