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International Day of Immunology Is Here!

Today, we celebrate International Day of Immunology (DoI) – an annual day-long event dedicated to increasing global awareness of the importance of immunology in the fight against infectious diseases, autoimmunity and cancer.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2022

Today is the 7th International Day of Women and Girls in Science. On this day, which is implemented by UNESCO and UN Women – the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women – we recognise the critical role of women and girls in science and technology.

Let it grow for Movember!

Movember, a blend of the English words for moustache and November, is a yearly month-long event set up to raise awareness about men’s health issues, such as prostate and testicular cancer, and suicide in men.

If you haven’t noticed it before, watch out for it this month – you will likely see more beards and moustaches than you’ve ever seen before, and not just on people but on cars, buses, and trains around the world too!

Touching Down on the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Last week, the Nobel assembly at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden announced the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to two scientists whose work ultimately solved the ancient mystery of how the human body perceives temperature and pressure.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This annual campaign was set up in 1985 as a partnership between national public service organisations, professional medical associations, charities, and governmental agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness. The goal of the campaign today is to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer, and to educate people about breast cancer risks, why and how to be screened and seek medical attention, if what to do when a suspicious lump appears.

 

World Alzheimer’s Day

Every September, people from all over the world come together for World Alzheimer’s Month. This is a month-long global campaign to raise awareness about the issues faced by people affected by dementia and to challenge the common stigmas and myths that surround Alzheimer-related dementia, a disease that directly affects almost 50 million people worldwide.

September 2021 marks the 10th year of the global World Alzheimer’s Month campaign, while today, 21st September, marks World Alzheimer’s Day.