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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.

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Praluent Looks Cheap to Those With Extreme Cholesterol July 27, 2015 | New York Times

Daniel Soffer of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the costs of cholesterol-lowering drug Praluent.

A Slight Itching, Then the Rashes July 26, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer

Bruce Brod of the Perelman School of Medicine urges people not to fear contagion when others have a poison ivy rash.

Video: Vitamin D for Pancreatic Cancer July 24, 2015 | KFSN-TV (Fresno)

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.

Nip. Tuck. Or Else. June 18, 2015 | Time

David Sarwer of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted on plastic surgery trends.

Penn T Cell Immunotherapy Shows Promise for Myeloma July 23, 2015 | “Newsworks,” WHYY-Radio (Philadelphia)

Edward Stadtmauer of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the success of using immunotherapy to treat patients with myeloma.

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