60,000 years ago, when humans were migrating northward from Africa into colder climates, a single-letter DNA switch–from a G to an A–proved to help humans brave more frigid temperatures. Stanford University researchers have found, however, that this genetic change has also brought decreased height and resulted in increased risk of arthritis 1.3 to 1.8-fold in Eurasian populations.
In light of several suicide clusters and an emerging need to raise awareness of mental health issues, the 2016 Adolescent Mental Wellness Conference took place in the South San Francisco Conference Center Aug. 5-6.
The majority of patients with systemic mastocytosis (SM), a rare blood cancer, are in need of an effective drug. Jason Gotlib M.D. ’95 M.S. ’03, associate professor of medicine, might have made a breakthrough.