PHILADELPHIA — Human diversity in Africa is greater than any place else on Earth. Differing food sources, geographies, diseases and climates offered many targets for natural selection to exert powerful forces on Africans to change and adapt to their local environments. The individuals who adapted best were the most likely to reproduce and pass on their genomes to the generations who followed.
Perelman School of Medicine
Baligh Yehia of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the progress made in HIV-treatment research.
The percentage of HIV patients taking antiretroviral drugs who experienced the full benefit of the drugs jumped from 45 percent of 72 percent during the past decade, a figure that is lower than previous estimates.
Susan Ellenberg of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a study about newer cancer drugs.
Helen Glassberg of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a study about the impact of stressful jobs on the heart health of women.