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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Daniel Soffer of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the costs of cholesterol-lowering drug Praluent.
Bruce Brod of the Perelman School of Medicine urges people not to fear contagion when others have a poison ivy rash.
Jeffrey Drebin and Peter O’Dwyer of the Perelman School of Medicine talk about adding vitamin D to the treatment regimen for some pancreatic cancer patients.
David Sarwer of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted on plastic surgery trends.
Edward Stadtmauer of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the success of using immunotherapy to treat patients with myeloma.