Monthly Archives: February 2016

Research estimates that 1 in 17 people will experience the symptoms of a rare disease in their lifetime. Collectively, these individuals represent a large population, however, separately they are in desperate need of representation in research and healthcare. Rare Disease Day, on February 29th, helps to bring these issues to light, as the global community comes together to raise awareness

February 26, 2016
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by Kara Wexler Love sweets? Turns out, your genes might actually influence that sweet tooth you’ve always tried to suppress. A study by Dr. Danielle Reed, of Monell Chemical Senses Center, found that a certain subset of the population is genetically more likely to have a “weak sweet taste,” which then creates a craving for

February 24, 2016
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