Unravelling the origins of the human spine

Journal Reference: Marina Sanaki-Matsumiya, Mitsuhiro Matsuda, Nicola Gritti, Fumio Nakaki, James Sharpe, Vikas Trivedi, Miki Ebisuya. Periodic formation of epithelial somites from human pluripotent stem cells. Nature Communications, 2022; 13 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-29967-1 The spinal column consists of 33 vertebrae, which form pairs of precursor structures called somites. Somites give rise to not only our … Read more

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

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

Osservatorio Human Company – Thrends: nel 2022 open air vicino ai livelli pre-pandemia

Osservatorio Human Company Thrends nel 2022 open air vicino

Uno scorcio dello Hu Montescudaio Village del gruppo Human Company Con una previsione tra i 45,4 e i 48 milioni di presenze, di cui circa il 54% di italiani, nonché una crescita rispetto ai volumi del 2021 che va dall’8% dello scenario migliore al 2% di quello peggiore, il turismo all’aria aperta si prepara a … 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

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

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