Blacklegged Tick Populations Have Expanded Via Migration, Penn Biologists Show

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.

World Water Week at Penn

August 24, 2015



  • Diving Deep for Alternative Energy

    The coral reefs under the tiny island nation of Palau are a laboratory unlike anywhere else on the planet, housing creatures with traits that rival the best of human ingenuity.

  • A Bash Between Friends

    The Best Friends Bash brings together patients from CHOP with craniofacial differences and dogs from Penn Vet with similar conditions. Nurses, doctors, and family members are also invited to attend the celebratory event.

  • President's Engagement Prize-Winners Launch Social Impact Projects

    Though they graduated mere weeks ago, five members of Penn’s Class of 2015 have already begun projects destined to make a profound impact on individuals and communities around the world, with support from the President’s Engagement Prizes.

  • A Visit to the Ryan Veterinary Hospital

    A Visit to the Ryan Veterinary Hospital

    At Ryan Veterinary Hospital, the highest levels of medical expertise are matched by deeply human compassion and a recognition of the special bond people have with their animal companions.

  • Helping Pets, Helping People

    Helping Pets, Helping People

    A partnership between Penn Vet’s Shelter Animal Medicine program and Pets for Life enhances the education of veterinary students while providing animals in underserved communities with the care they need—but their owners may not be able to afford.

  • PIK Professor Shelley L. Berger: Revolutionizing Genetic Research

    PIK Professor Shelley L. Berger: Revolutionizing Genetic Research

    A leader in the rapidly changing field of epigenetics, Shelley L. Berger has built a world-class epigenetics program at Penn that she says is distinguished by the diverse and relevant expertise of the science faculty associated with it.

  • Students Glean Insights from an Ancient Skeleton at the Penn Museum

    Students Glean Insights from an Ancient Skeleton at the Penn Museum

    Penn students in the course, Living World in Archaeological Science, offered in the Penn Museum’s Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials (CAAM), have learned about scientific analysis of skeletal rem…

  • PIK Prof Rakesh Vohra: An Interdisciplinary Innovator

    PIK Professor Rakesh Vohra: An Interdisciplinary Innovator

    Drawing from the seemingly disparate fields of economics, electrical engineering, and computer science, Rakesh Vohra’s work requires the support of an institution resolutely committed to interdisciplinary research—a level of commitment he says few institutions beyond Penn have.

  • Penn Team Pilots Sweet Bites in Bangalore

    Penn Team Pilots Sweet Bites in Bangalore

    Last March, an interdisciplinary team of Penn undergraduate students beat out 11,000 applicants worldwide to be named one of six regional winners of the Hult Prize, a $1 million challenge inviting university students to create a start-up addressing global issues.

Penn in the news

Penn Team Finds a Source for Chemo Nausea in the Brain September 1, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer


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.

Stroke Prevention Starts Now August 18, 2015 | Self


Brett Cucchiara of the Perelman School of Medicine recommends a Mediterranean-like diet to help prevent strokes.

Does Your Personality Affect Your Dog? Here’s How You Can Find Out August 31, 2015 | Phys.org


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.

The Science of … Aging (AKA Why My Body’s Breaking Down) July 28, 2015 | PhillyVoice.com


Bradley Johnson of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his thoughts on aging.

F.D.A. Approves Repatha, a Second Drug for Cholesterol in a Potent New Class August 27, 2015 | New York Times


Daniel Rader of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about lowering levels of LDL.

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