In a new study, biologists from the University of Pennsylvania found that blacklegged ticks moved into new areas of the Northeast from established populations, mainly through short-distance, local moves. The results shed light on patterns of disease spread and could have implications for strategies to control ticks in order to reduce disease.
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Bart De Jonghe of the School of Nursing is highlighted for researching the role the brain plays in nausea that follows chemotherapy treatment with cisplatin.
Brett Cucchiara of the Perelman School of Medicine recommends a Mediterranean-like diet to help prevent strokes.
James Serpell of the School of Veterinary Medicine is mentioned for collaborating on a study about how canine behavior could be caused by an owner’s personality and psychological status.
Bradley Johnson of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his thoughts on aging.
Daniel Rader of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about lowering levels of LDL.