COVID-19 can directly infect and damage human kidney cells

Journal Reference: Titilola D. Kalejaiye, Rohan Bhattacharya, Morgan A. Burt, Tatianna Travieso, Arinze E. Okafor, Xingrui Mou, Maria Blasi, Samira Musah. SARS-CoV-2 Employ BSG/CD147 and ACE2 Receptors to Directly Infect Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Kidney Podocytes. Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology, 2022; 10 DOI: 10.3389/fcell.2022.855340 The research appeared online April 20 in the … Read more

Ukraine-News: ++ Human Rights Watch stuft Butscha als Kriegsverbrechen ein ++ – WELT

Ukraine News Human Rights Watch stuft Butscha als Kriegsverbrechen ein

Die mutmaßlich von russischen Soldaten begangenen Gräueltaten in der ukrainischen Stadt Butscha sind der Menschenrechtsorganisation Human Rights Watch (HRW) zufolge wohl als Kriegsverbrechen einzuordnen. Ermittler der Organisation hätten „umfangreiche Beweise für Hinrichtungen im Schnellverfahren, andere rechtswidrige Tötungen, Verschwindenlassen und Folter gefunden, die Kriegsverbrechen und potenzielle Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit darstellen würden“, teilte HRW am Donnerstag … Read more

Human fetuses evolved to slow shoulder growth for easier delivery

Journal Reference: Mikaze Kawada, Masato Nakatsukasa, Takeshi Nishimura, Akihisa Kaneko, Naomichi Ogihara, Shigehito Yamada, Walter Coudyzer, Christoph P. E. Zollikofer, Marcia S. Ponce de León, Naoki Morimoto. Human shoulder development is adapted to obstetrical constraints. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2022; 119 (16) DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2114935119 The differences are a big head and wide … Read more

Early human habitats linked to past climate shifts

Journal Reference: Axel Timmermann, Kyung-Sook Yun, Pasquale Raia, Jiaoyang Ruan, Alessandro Mondanaro, Elke Zeller, Christoph Zollikofer, Marcia Ponce de León, Danielle Lemmon, Matteo Willeit, Andrey Ganopolski. Climate effects on archaic human habitats and species successions. Nature, 2022; DOI: 10.1038/s41586-022-04600-9 By combining the most extensive database of well-dated fossil remains and archeological artefacts with an unprecedented … Read more

Human gene variant produces attention deficit disorder-like problems in mice

Journal Reference: Eryn Donovan, Cassandra Avila, Sarah Klausner, Vinay Parikh, Cristina Fenollar-Ferrer, Randy D. Blakely, Martin Sarter. Disrupted choline clearance and sustained acetylcholine release in vivo by a common choline transporter coding variant associated with poor attentional control in humans. The Journal of Neuroscience, 2022; JN-RM-1334-21 DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1334-21.2022 The study, led by researchers from the … Read more

UN ousts Russia from Human Rights Council; Ukraine braces for new attacks – Reuters News in France and abroad

UN ousts Russia from Human Rights Council Ukraine braces for

BUCHA, Ukraine — Outraged by the gruesome images emerging after nearly seven weeks of war, the United Nations General Assembly has suspended Russia from its Human Rights Council, a rarely used sanction that comes as Western powers increase military aid to repel a Russian assault on eastern Ukraine. provinces. The United Nations General Assembly on … Read more

Abundant ‘secret doors’ on human proteins could reshape drug discovery

Journal Reference: Andre J. Faure, Júlia Domingo, Jörn M. Schmiedel, Cristina Hidalgo-Carcedo, Guillaume Diss, Ben Lehner. Mapping the energetic and allosteric landscapes of protein binding domains. Nature, 2022; 604 (7904): 175 DOI: 10.1038/s41586-022-04586-4 A ground-breaking new technique developed by researchers at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona has revealed the existence of a … Read more

Brain charts map the rapid growth and slow decline of the human brain over our lifetime

Journal Reference: R. A. I. Bethlehem, J. Seidlitz, S. R. White, J. W. Vogel, K. M. Anderson, C. Adamson, S. Adler, G. S. Alexopoulos, E. Anagnostou, A. Areces-Gonzalez, D. E. Astle, B. Auyeung, M. Ayub, J. Bae, G. Ball, S. Baron-Cohen, R. Beare, S. A. Bedford, V. Benegal, F. Beyer, J. Blangero, M. Blesa Cábez, … Read more

Disbelief in human evolution linked to greater prejudice and racism

Journal Reference: Stylianos Syropoulos, Uri Lifshin, Jeff Greenberg, Dylan E. Horner, Bernhard Leidner. Bigotry and the human–animal divide: (Dis)belief in human evolution and bigoted attitudes across different cultures.. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2022; DOI: 10.1037/pspi0000391 Similarly, across the globe — in 19 Eastern European countries, 25 Muslim countries and in Israel — low … Read more

CRISPR and HIV: New technique in human blood unveils potential paths toward cure

Journal Reference: Joseph Hiatt, Judd F. Hultquist, Michael J. McGregor, Mehdi Bouhaddou, Ryan T. Leenay, Lacy M. Simons, Janet M. Young, Paige Haas, Theodore L. Roth, Victoria Tobin, Jason A. Wojcechowskyj, Jonathan M. Woo, Ujjwal Rathore, Devin A. Cavero, Eric Shifrut, Thong T. Nguyen, Kelsey M. Haas, Harmit S. Malik, Jennifer A. Doudna, Andrew P. … Read more