"Every summer when school ends, millions of kids and teens are at risk of going hungry because they no longer have access to the free or reduced-price meals they received when they were in school. The USDA has created the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) to cover this summer meal gap. However, SFSP is one of the most underutilized government programs, with only about 16 percent of eligible kids participating. This is why the USDA is reaching out to libraries and museums."
"The organ structures were engineered using muscle and epithelial cells (the
cells that line the body’s cavities) from a small biopsy of each patient’s
external genitals. In a Good Manufacturing Practices facility, the cells were
extracted from the tissues, expanded and then placed on a biodegradable material
that was hand-sewn into a vagina-like shape. These scaffolds were tailor-made to
fit each patient."