May 27 is World MS Day.
World MS Day (WMSD) is the only global awareness raising campaign for Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Every year, the MS movement comes together to provide the
public with information about MS and how it affects the lives of more than two million people around the world.
WMSD was launched in 2009 with over 200 events in 67 countries and has continued to grow every year.
LifeScience Moment: The world's first cloned horse was born.
The world's first cloned horse named Prometea was born May 28, 2003 at the Laboratory of Reproductive Technology in Cremona, Italy.
Prometea was the successful outcome of 328 attempts to construct and implant a viable embryo.
To create Prometea, scientists took a skin cell from an adult mare which was fused with an empty equine egg. The mare then acted as a surrogate
mother for Prometea - so giving birth to a carbon copy of herself.
Thoroughbred horseracing is strictly controlled and the regulatory associations do not permit artificial insemination or any kind of
fertility treatment. The cloning technique could have a particular role in perpetuating the sporting success of male show and jump horses
that have been castrated. Geldings, which have their testicles removed at an early age, have no ability to reproduce normally.
Life Science Evolution Posters
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"There are no such things as applied sciences, only applications of science."
Louis Pasteur, French microbiologist and chemist