Epidermal cells join the brawl for the new comic installment
A few days ago we reported on a new Cells at Work! manga coming to readers free for World Psoriasis Day. The manga is live, and readers can either grab it online or pick up one of a limited number of print editions in person.
The manga, made in collaboration with Psoriasis Partners and global pharmaceutical company Celgene, explains (as only Cells at Work! can) what causes the heartbreak of psoriasis. The medical issue affects anywhere from 400,000-500,000 people in Japan.
The website also offers basic information on the condition, what's believed to cause it, and steps you can take to find the right treatment.
The collaborators also hope Cells at Work! Psoriasis Edition will help to relieve some of the stigma surrounding the condition—which is not contagious, but rather believed to be caused by an immunity imbalance.
In addition to its online run, the manga will be displayed at the JR East Ikebukuro North Exit advertising space, and handed out at the Seibu Railway Ikebukuro Station Event Space venue (2,000 copies available.
Source: Comic Natalie
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