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Recreating the adrenal gland in a petri dish

A School of Veterinary Medicine–led team coaxed stem cells to take on the characteristics and functions of a human adrenal gland, progress that could lead to new therapies for adrenal insufficiencies and a deeper understanding of the genetics of such disorders.

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Inside Penn

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Bloomberg

A green investment treaty can help close the climate funding gap

In an Op-Ed, William Burke-White of Penn Carey Law proposes a new type of international treaty that would protect climate-friendly private foreign investments.

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KQED Radio (San Francisco)

How Twitter became one of the world’s preferred platforms for sharing ideas

PIK Professor Desmond Upton Patton says that Twitter has issues that need to be fixed, but that the tool has more hope and potential than negativity.

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CNBC

These are the daily behaviors an expert in sleep medicine does to get the best night’s rest

Richard Schwab of the Perelman School of Medicine suggests some daily behaviors that can contribute to a good night’s sleep, including his own sleep routines.

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Jewish Exponent

New Penn Museum exhibit adds context to Jewish history

The new Eastern Mediterranean Gallery at the Penn Museum expands the context of Jewish history, with quotes from Director Christopher Woods and Lauren Ristvet of the School of Arts & Sciences.

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New Scientist

Lab-grown adrenal glands could help treat hormone-related conditions

Kotaro Sasaki of the School of Veterinary Medicine and colleagues have grown adrenal glands from stem cells in the lab for the first time.

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Slate.com

The Clinton-era adoption law that still devastates Black families today

In an Op-Ed, PIK Professor Dorothy Roberts urges the repeal of the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 for its negative impact on Black families.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Affirmative action is about diversity. But campuses won’t allow diverse opinions about it

In an Op-Ed, Jonathan Zimmerman of the Graduate School of Education urges universities to encourage open and honest dialogues about affirmative action.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Why the tourniquet, a relic from the earliest days of medicine, is back amid the gun violence epidemic

Lewis J. Kaplan and Elinore Kaufman of the Perelman School of Medicine discuss the use of tourniquets to close off blood vessels and stanch wounds from bullets and IEDs.

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WHYY (Philadelphia)

Penn Museum unveils a new look at the ancient Mediterranean world

Virginia Herrmann, Joanna Smith, and Director Christopher Woods of the Penn Museum discuss the history behind the artifacts of the new Eastern Mediterranean Gallery.

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KYW Radio (Philadelphia)

‘Real, funny, engaging and serious’: Pa. Gen Z voters on what they want in politicians beyond the 2022 midterms

Second-year Liam Hoare in the College of Arts and Sciences thinks that social media will play a large role in how candidates promote themselves in the future.

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