By representing a black fetus, a student reveals the invisibilization of diversity in medicine

An anatomical cut of a pregnant woman. This image, often represented in medical textbooks, presents an immutable constant: it is always represented in the body of a white woman. In December 2021, when he created the image of a fetus in the body of a black woman, Chidiebere Ibe, a Nigerian medical student, enabled a … Read more

Study finds reduced microbial diversity in guts of wild bears that eat human food

Journal Reference: Sierra J Gillman, Erin A McKenney, Diana J R Lafferty. Human-provisioned foods reduce gut microbiome diversity in American black bears (Ursus americanus). Journal of Mammalogy, 2021; DOI: 10.1093/jmammal/gyab154 “We know a ‘western’ diet can reduce microbial diversity in the guts of humans, mice and other species, which can have an adverse effect on … Read more

The origin of neuronal diversity

Journal Reference: Rachel C. Bandler, Ilaria Vitali, Ryan N. Delgado, May C. Ho, Elena Dvoretskova, Josue S. Ibarra Molinas, Paul W. Frazel, Maesoumeh Mohammadkhani, Robert Machold, Sophia Maedler, Shane A. Liddelow, Tomasz J. Nowakowski, Gord Fishell, Christian Mayer. Single-cell delineation of lineage and genetic identity in the mouse brain. Nature, 2021; DOI: 10.1038/s41586-021-04237-0 Our body … Read more

In Cyprus, the Pope praises diversity

Pope Francis with the Archbishop of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus, Chrysostom II, on December 3, 2021 in Nicosia. ANDREAS SOLARO / AFP In front of the small Maronite Cathedral of Notre-Dame-des-Grâces, in Nicosia, some soldiers of the United Nations peacekeeping force in Cyprus keep watch. Pope Francis has just landed in Larnaca and is … Read more

Nibbling prehistoric herbivore sheds new light on Triassic diversity

Journal Reference: Jordan Bestwick, Andrew S. Jones, Sterling J. Nesbitt, Stephan Lautenschlager, Emily J. Rayfield, Andrew R. Cuff, David J. Button, Paul M. Barrett, Laura B. Porro, Richard J. Butler. Cranial functional morphology of the pseudosuchian Effigia and implications for its ecological role in the Triassic. The Anatomical Record, 2021; DOI: 10.1002/ar.24827 The new discovery … Read more

Urbanization not always bad for food and land use diversity

Journal Reference: Karl S. Zimmerer, Chris S. Duvall, Edward C. Jaenicke, Leia M. Minaker, Thomas Reardon, Karen C. Seto. Urbanization and agrobiodiversity: Leveraging a key nexus for sustainable development. One Earth, 2021; 4 (11): 1557 DOI: 10.1016/j.oneear.2021.10.012 More than 50% of humanity currently lives in urban areas and by 2050 this will grow to 68%. … Read more

Mammals on the menu: Snake dietary diversity exploded after mass extinction 66 million years ago

Mammals on the menu: Snake dietary diversity exploded after mass extinction 66 million years ago – NovLink Home Mash N Mammals on the menu: Snake dietary diversity exploded after mass extinction 66 million years ago We would like to give thanks to the author of this post for this incredible content Mammals on the menu: … Read more