What do bacteria, Mono Lake, and human cardiovascular health have in common? “Not much,” I (and most of my coworkers) would have answered in mid-October.
But this was before the Mono Lake Committee received an inconspicuous manila envelope containing some very conspicuous news. The envelope was from Daniel L. Minor, Ph.D., a biochemist and professor at the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Minor wrote to inform us of his research and an upcoming publication that makes striking connections between Mono Lake, evolutionary history, and cardiovascular health. (more…)