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From Layoffs to Bonuses: How Comcast, Penn, Wawa, Vanguard and More Are Dealing With Coronavirus

Two weeks ago (it feels like yesterday), we reached out to some of the Philadelphia area’s biggest employers to hear how they were coping amid […]

City Life

Penn’s Rapid Move-Out Plan Puts Heavy Burden on International Students

Update March 16th 5 p.m. On Sunday, the University of Pennsylvania denied Gantulga’s application to remain on campus. In an email, the university wrote, “Your […]

City Life

How Penn, Comcast, Wawa and Vanguard Are Dealing With the Coronavirus

As the coronavirus continues to spread, we reached out to some of the Philadelphia area’s biggest employers to find out what they are doing to […]

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City Life

Desperate for High-Paying Wall Street Jobs, Penn Students Try Buying Their Way Into the Right Classes

A few weeks ago, Matthew Current, an undergrad at Wharton, woke up at 6 a.m. with a plan. He was trying to enroll in Finance […]

NextHealth PHL

Philly-Area Mom Gives Birth After Receiving Uterus From Deceased Donor

Jennifer Gobrecht was 17 years old when she first learned she’d been born without a uterus, a fact that meant she would never be able […]

NextHealth PHL

NextUp: The Penn Spinout Inventing the Next Generation of Surgical Tools

“NextUp” is a weekly NextHealth PHL feature that highlights the local leaders, organizations and research shaping the Greater Philadelphia region’s life sciences ecosystem. Email qmuse@phillymag.com […]

NextHealth PHL

This Virtual Reality Treatment Could Be the Cure to Phantom Limb Pain

Joyce Johnson was 44 years old when she learned she’d have to undergo a below-knee amputation on her right leg due to a severe blood […]

NextHealth PHL

The Shortage of Black Male Doctors Is Medicine’s Real Emergency

When Sean Brown decided to pursue a career in medicine, he expected to be one of a few black men in medical school — he […]

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City Life

How the City Could Influence the Future of the PES Refinery Site

There’s been considerable talk about if (and how much) the city could influence the future of the Southwest Philadelphia site now home to the bankrupt […]

NextHealth PHL

Here Are the Early Results From the First U.S. CRISPR Trial for Cancer

Researchers from the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania are the first in the United States to attempt to genetically edit a cancer […]

City Life

The Recent Penn Grad on a Mission to Help LGBTQ Homeless Youth

Each night tens of thousands of LGBT youth across the country sleep on the streets or in shelters, while thousands more teeter on the verge […]

City Life

Temple Students, Let That HBCU Comparison Die

There’s been an ongoing claim among some Black students at Temple University that their campus life mirrors that at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). […]

NextHealth PHL

A New Cannabis Study Is Launching in Philly — For Your Dog

Cannabidiol (CBD), an active ingredient in cannabis that is derived from the hemp plant, is becoming popular with pet owners. Kimberly Agnello, an associate professor of small […]

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City Life

A Penn Genetics Professor Wants to Change How We Think About Race

Three decades ago, a white couple I know was awaiting the birth of a baby they were adopting. Not long after the delivery, the pediatrician […]

City Life

Fact-Checking All of the Mysteries Surrounding Donald Trump and Penn

It was, it can be said without fear of exaggeration, a day that will live in infamy. When President Donald Trump emerged from his mysterious […]