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Why It’s Good to Sleep a Lot When You’re Sick April 24, 2014 | Huffington Post

Julie Williams of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses her research that links sleep and immune function in fruitflies.

Need to Know: How Dogs Help Save Our Lives April 23, 2014 | Aljazeera America

Cynthia Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine is quoted about how dogs can help save lives.

College-educated Brains Recover Better From Injury, Study Suggests April 23, 2014 | NBC News

Douglas Smith of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “It either means the highly educated brain has better strategies for recovery, or masks disabilities better than the less educated brain.”

New Painkiller Rekindles Addiction Concerns April 21, 2014 | New York Times

Jeanmarie Perrone of the Perelman School of Medicine shares her comments on the drug Zohydro.

Democrats Confront Vexing Politics Over the Health Care Law April 19, 2014 | New York Times

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School is quoted about the miscommunication involved in learning about what the Affordable Care Act offers.