October 29 is World Stroke Day.
Stroke is a disease that attacks 15 million people worldwide every year and claims a life every
six seconds – can be beaten. Currently, stroke accounts for 5.7 million deaths each year.
The World Stroke Campaign provides education and support for stroke survivors and their family
members as well as doctors involved in stroke treatment, stroke management and stroke rehabilitation.
LifeScience Moment: International consortium launched genetic variation mapping project."
On October 29, 2002, an international research consortium launched a $100 million public-private
effort to create the next generation map of the human genome.
Called the International HapMap Project, this new venture was aimed at speeding the discovery of
genes related to common illnesses such as asthma, cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
It's a Small World
"Science is simply common sense at its best."
Thomas H. Huxley, English biologist