Events
Awareness Week   

14-20 September is Global Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week
 
Across the globe the week will be marked with various educational, fundraising and advocacy efforts all designed to raise awareness about mitochondrial disease..
Having mitochondrial disease is like having a massive power outage within your body.
All cells in the human body have mitochondria. They are the ‘power plants’ that provide the body with all of the energy it needs to walk, talk, laugh, hear, digest food, and breathe.
 
When a person has mitochondrial disease, it means that the power plants in their cells are not working properly. It also means that they could suffer a ‘power failure’ in the organ systems that sustain life. In some cases, mitochondrial disease is fatal.
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Source:http://www.gmdaw.org/about-mito.htm
DNA DAY    

   


 
DNA Day is celebrated each year in April.


 
In April 1953, the paper by James Watson and Francis Crickdescribing the structure of DNA was published in the scientificjournal Nature. With help from other scientists, Watson and Crick were the first to describe DNA as a double helix, or a twisted ladder shape. Notably, their model of DNA suggested how genetic information is stored and copied. DNA Day commemorates this important landmark in science





 

DNA Day

 

Observed by

 

Biologists, science teachers and students, anyone interested in genetics

 

Significance

 

The day celebrates the discovery and understanding of DNA and the scientific advances that understanding has made possible.

 

Date

 

April 25

 

Celebrations

 

Various

 

 

 
Rare Disease Day

World Down Syndrome Day

DNA DAY

Awareness Week

IEM DAY

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