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Cells, Immune cells, Septic shock and metastases, finding the culprits

How can cells and Immune cells of the human body respond quickly to physical and chemical changes in their environment?

Prudent use of antibiotics and more research needed to fight antimicrobial resistance

Parliament adopted its recommendations on Thursday for a coordinated EU response to health threats posed by antimicrobial resistance.

Florence is chasing Airbnb and similar platforms out of its historic center

The authorities in the busiest tourist centers will have the right to impose a minimum stay of at least 2 nights Florence intends to ban short-term rental platforms such as Airbnb from using apartments in...

Companies must mitigate their negative impact on human rights and the environment

Parliament adopted its position for negotiations with member states on rules to integrate into companies’ governance the impact on human rights and the environment

M87 galaxy with the cosmic digestive system

New observations of the M87 galaxy reveal how a powerful jet forms around a monstrous black hole.

Antidepressants and mental health, a damn billion-dollar business

The consumption of antidepressants keeps increasing in a world that looks easier for the pill than for finding the actual problem and solving it. In 2004, the Medicines Agency carried out a study in which...

Largest ancient statue in the Vatican under restoration

The Vatican's largest ancient statue is undergoing restoration, the AP reported. The 4-meter-tall gilded Hercules is believed to have stood in Pompeii's theater in ancient Rome. Restorers in the Vatican Museum's Round Hall are removing...

Tropical tuna targeted, Bloom complains of flagrant fraud by French vessels

Tuna // Press release by Bloom - On 31 May, BLOOM and  Blue Marine Foundation have lodged a complaint with the Public Prosecutor at the Paris judicial Court against all 21 vessels in the tropical tuna fishing...

Time running out to save Myanmar’s Rakhine from hunger and disease post-Cyclone Mocha

Some 1.6 million people in Rakhine, Chin, Magway, Sagaing, and Kachin states are in dire need of assistance after Mocha’s 250 kilometre per hour wind gusts destroyed homes, farmland and livestock. Speaking from hard-hit Rakhine State capital...

Sudan: Crisis fuels ‘desperate’ situation for civilians, as Security Council demands unhindered humanitarian access

In a press statement issued late on Friday, the UN Security Council expressed its “deep concern” over the continued clashes, condemning all attacks on civilians, and calling for “rapid, safe and unhindered humanitarian access...

Regulation essential to curb AI for surveillance, disinformation: rights experts

In a statement on Friday, the experts said that emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence-based biometric surveillance systems, are increasingly being used “in sensitive contexts”, without individuals’ knowledge or consent ‘Urgent red lines’ must be drawn “Urgent and...

UN agency for Palestine refugees on verge of financial collapse

Chronic underfunding over the past decade, and resultant severe austerity measures, mean UNRWA is already operating with a $75 million shortfall, putting its lifesaving programmes across the Middle East at risk.   “As I address you...

Lettori, 7 MEPs demand Commissioner Schmit for Justice at EU Court

Lettori case // 7 of Ireland’s 13 MEPs have signed a Rule 138 parliamentary question to Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, Nicolas Schmit, asking if the Commission will immediately refer the long-running Lettori...

MeToo – More has to be done to tackle sexual harassment in the EU

Evaluating what has been done to fight against sexual harassment by EU institutions and countries, MEPs call for better reporting procedures and support for victims.

MEPs endorse plan to provide more ammunition for Ukraine

On Thursday, Parliament backed a draft bill to increase European production of missiles and ammunition for Ukraine.

Urgent support needed for Chad, as arrivals from Sudan top 100,000: UNHCR

The number fleeing violence in Sudan since fighting between rival militaries began in mid-April in Khartoum, quickly destabilizing the entire country, has now topped 100,000. The majority of arrivals in eastern Chad – particularly Ouaddaï,...

Ukraine: Over 1,500 children killed or injured, concern rises over forced transfers

Russian attacks overnight, killed three people – including the girl’s mother – and wounded 11 others, according to news reports. It followed a reported 17 strikes on the capital during May, and the fourth...

UN in Bangladesh decries devastating new round of rations cuts for Rohingya refugees

The cuts will reduce the value of rations provided to Rohingya refugees to $8 per month, or 27 cents per day. At the beginning of the year, refugees were receiving a ration of $12 per...

UNAIDS celebrates Pride Month, demands decriminalization worldwide

Pride Month provides an opportunity to celebrate the resilience, diversity, and achievements of LGBTQI individuals, UNAIDS said in a press release, while also reflecting on continuing struggle for full equality, dignity and recognition. This momentous...

Expert: ECHR article not in line with international human rights standards

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe hearing with experts held last week looked into the discriminatory ideology at the root of why the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) limits the right...

Teshuvah – the Way of Return

On a shallow level, ‘Teshuvah’ simply refers to someone who goes back to the Jewish faith and resumes its practice after lapsing. On a deeper level, it is much more. You 'return' from the midst...

Exploring Padova’s Religious Diversity: A Journey with a special focus on Scientology

A documentary explores the Church of Scientology Padova and its activities while covering the rich diversity of the city.

President Zourabichvili – Georgia wants to reunite with its European family

Georgian President Zourabichvili addressed the European Parliament in Brussels, she called for her country’s ‘reunification with its European family’

Who Was Witold Pilecki? a WWII Hero with a meeting room at the EU Parliament

Witold Pilecki's story is one of courage and sacrifice, and a meeting room of the European Parliament has just been inaugurated with his name, 75 years after being executed by Stalin. President of the...

Economic woes dash job prospects in low income countries: ILO

In its new Monitor on the World of Work report, ILO shows that while in high-income countries, only 8.2 per cent of people willing to work are jobless, that number rises to over 21...
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