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    • Mar 12 11:06AM
    • Penn IUR Hosts Discussion on the Future of Urbanization: What Can We Learn from Asian Cities?
    • blurb: 
      Today, almost 80% of all city dwellers live in Asian cities. In The Future of Urbanization: What Can We Learn from Asian Cities? a panel will examine the challenges and opportunities of urban life in Asia and suggest lessons for cities around the globe.

      Today, almost 80% of all city dwellers live in Asian cities. In "The Future of Urbanization: What Can We Learn from Asian Cities?" a panel will examine the challenges and opportunities of urban life in Asia and suggest lessons for cities ... Read More

    • Mar 13 11:49AM
    • Penn Team Links Africans’ Ability to Digest Milk to Spread of Cattle Raising
    • blurb: 
      A new study led by University of Pennsylvania researchers — constituting the largest examination ever of lactase persistence in geographically diverse populations of Africans — investigated the genetic origins of this lactose tolerance and offers support to the idea that the ability to digest milk was a powerful selective force in a variety of African populations which raised cattle and consumed the animals’ fresh milk.

      Babies are born with the ability to digest lactose, the sugar found in milk, but most humans lose this ability after ... Read More