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Journal Reference: Seiji Imoto, Keizo Nakagawa, Chechia Hu, Tomohisa Yoshioka, Takuji Shintani, Atsushi Matsuoka, Eiji Kamio, Takashi Tachikawa, Shik Chi Edman Tsang, Hideto Matsuyama. HNb3O8/g-C3N4 nanosheet composite membranes with two-dimensional heterostructured nanochannels achieve enhanced water permeance and photocatalytic activity. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2022; 442: 136254 DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2022.136254 This revolutionary membrane technology can be applied to ... Read more

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Journal Reference:

  1. Seiji Imoto, Keizo Nakagawa, Chechia Hu, Tomohisa Yoshioka, Takuji Shintani, Atsushi Matsuoka, Eiji Kamio, Takashi Tachikawa, Shik Chi Edman Tsang, Hideto Matsuyama. HNb3O8/g-C3N4 nanosheet composite membranes with two-dimensional heterostructured nanochannels achieve enhanced water permeance and photocatalytic activity. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2022; 442: 136254 DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2022.136254

This revolutionary membrane technology can be applied to water purification, and thus has the potential to contribute towards tackling both global environmental and energy issues by helping to ensure safe drinking water supplies and clean energy. It is hoped that this will accelerate the move towards carbon neutral, sustainable societies.

This development was made by a research group at Kobe University?s Graduate School of Science, Technology and Innovation/Research Center for Membrane and Film Technology (Associate Professor NAKAGAWA Keizo, Professor YOSHIOKA Tomohisa and Professor MATSUYAMA Hideto) in collaboration with Professor TACHIKAWA Takashi of Kobe University Molecular Photoscience Research Center, Associate Professor Chechia Hu of National Taiwan University of Science & Technology and Professor Shik Chi Edman Tsang of Oxford University.

The results were first published in the ?Chemical Engineering Journal? on April 7, 2022.

Main Points

Research Background

Adequate access to water in many regions of the world is becoming an increasing problem in the face of global climate change, and developing countries? sharp population increases and economic growth. It has been reported that two thirds of the world?s population will suffer water shortages by 2025. To prevent these severe water shortages, the widespread adoption of water recycling and purification technologies, as well as efficient usage of water production technologies (e.g. seawater desalination), are crucial.

The membrane filtration method is currently used in 900 water purification plants because it continuously and stably provides good quality water. However, there is the problem of membrane fouling where the membrane, which separates and removes contaminants from the water, becomes clogged. When membrane fouling occurs, it is no longer possible to obtain the required amount of treated water. Therefore, it is necessary to either wash or replace the membrane. To tackle this issue, much research has been conducted into various methods of fouling prevention however a sufficient solution has yet to be found.

One method has been proposed that requires less energy and has a low environmental impact. This involves introducing a photocatalytic material (such as titania) into the membrane and removing pollutants via photocatalysis. However, in addition to being able to treat water, such a membrane must also demonstrate visible light responsiveness and high photocatalytic activity. This requires the designer to consider the membrane?s design from multiple perspectives including the membrane material and structure.

This research group previously developed a nanofiltration membrane, which works by utilizing 2D channels between its layers of nanosheets. They developed this membrane by laminating niobate nanosheets (a type of metallic oxide nanosheet, with each sheet being around a nanometer thick and a couple of hundred nanometers wide) onto a porous support membrane, which created the 2D channels between the nanosheets.

In this study, they discovered that adding carbon nitride nanosheets (which has visible light responsiveness) to the niobate nanosheet-layered membrane gave the membrane enhanced water permeance while greatly increasing photocatalytic activity. Furthermore, the photocatalytic properties of the membrane completely rectified the issue of the membrane?s permeance being reduced due to fouling.

Research Methodology

Nanosheet-laminated membranes can be formed by simple vacuum filtration of nanosheet materials (colloidal solutions) onto polymer support membranes.In this study, the research group produced an ultra-thin nanosheet-laminated membrane some 100 nanometers in thickness. X-ray diffraction and molecular weight fractionation measurementsrevealed that introducing carbon nitride nanosheets into a niobate nanosheet-laminated membrane could control the diameter of nanochannels between the layers.

In terms of membrane functionality, the laminated nanofiltration membrane with a 74:25 ratio of niobate (HNB3O8) nanosheet to carbon nitride (g-C3N4) nanosheet maintained its separation performance while demonstrating an 8-fold increase in water permeance. In terms of photocatalytic performance, the integration of carbon nitride nanosheets enabled visible light to be absorbed. In addition, this combination of nanosheets greatly improved the membrane?s ability to photodegrade cationic dyes (rhodamine B).

When the developed composite membrane is used as a separation membrane, the niobate nanosheets give the laminated membrane its structure, while the carbon nitride is introduced between these layers and acts as a spacer. Consequently, the channels in the laminated membrane expand, greatly increasing the rate of water permeation. Controlling the channel structure in this way enables 90% of a dye (with molecular weight of approximately 1000) to be separated from the water. The photocatalytic functionality of the membrane is as follows: the carbon nitride nanosheets function as photocatalysts that absorb visible light and the niobate nanosheets act as catalytic promoters. Furthermore, the research group revealed that appropriately controlling the band structure enabled the electrons to move efficiently, resulting in a dramatic increase in photocatalytic activity. Using these results as a basis, the researchers applied the membrane to water purification and conducted a membrane fouling experiment using Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) as the foulant. BSA fouling reduced the water permeation speed of the membrane to 1/5 of its normal performance. However, the researchers succeeded in completely restoring its permeance by irradiating the composite nanosheet membrane.

Further Research

By interweaving different types of nanosheets to form 2D nanochannels, the researchers successfully developed a membrane that demonstrates both excellent water permeance and photocatalytic activity. It is expected that further improvements can be made to membrane functionality and photocatalytic action by changing the type of nanosheet to more precisely control the formation of 2D nanochannels and the band structure. Next the researchers hope to increase the membrane area and develop the photocatalytic process, aiming for industrial and practical application.

Glossary

  1. Photocatalyst: A material that demonstrates catalysis (speeds up a reaction) when illuminated by light.Excited electrons and holes generated inside the photocatalyst when it absorbs light result in reduction and oxidation, respectively. This study utilizes a photocatalyst for the oxidative degradation of an organic compound.
  2. Fouling: The phenomenon whereby the substances to be separated (foulants) from the water adhere to and accumulate on the membrane?s surface and pores.
  3. Nanosheet: A colloidal material with a molecular thickness and a planar size of several hundred nanometers to micron order. In other words, an extremely thin 2D structure that is invisible to the naked eye. Studies have reported on various types of nanosheets such as metallic oxide nanosheets (e.g. graphene oxide).
  4. Niobate nanosheet: A type of metallic oxide nanosheet.Nanosheet crystals are formed by horizontally connecting the octahedral structure of NbO6-.It is used as a photocatalyst and as a solid acid catalyst.
  5. Carbon Nitride: A family of materials.In this study, a planar structure consisting of hydrogen, carbon and nitrogen atoms (graphitic carbon nitride, g-C3N4). It is a semiconductor with a small bandgap, and is a visible light-responsive photocatalyst.

Acknowledgements

This study was supported by a JSPS KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (c) (Grant Number: JP19K05121) and the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan (Grant Number: 110-2221-E-011-012-MY3).

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Journal Reference: Seiji Imoto, Keizo Nakagawa, Chechia Hu, Tomohisa Yoshioka, Takuji Shintani, Atsushi Matsuoka, Eiji Kamio, Takashi Tachikawa, Shik Chi Edman Tsang, Hideto Matsuyama. HNb3O8/g-C3N4 nanosheet composite membranes with two-dimensional heterostructured nanochannels achieve enhanced water permeance and photocatalytic activity. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2022; 442: 136254 DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2022.136254 This revolutionary membrane technology can be applied to ... Read more

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Journal Reference:

  1. Seiji Imoto, Keizo Nakagawa, Chechia Hu, Tomohisa Yoshioka, Takuji Shintani, Atsushi Matsuoka, Eiji Kamio, Takashi Tachikawa, Shik Chi Edman Tsang, Hideto Matsuyama. HNb3O8/g-C3N4 nanosheet composite membranes with two-dimensional heterostructured nanochannels achieve enhanced water permeance and photocatalytic activity. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2022; 442: 136254 DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2022.136254

This revolutionary membrane technology can be applied to water purification, and thus has the potential to contribute towards tackling both global environmental and energy issues by helping to ensure safe drinking water supplies and clean energy. It is hoped that this will accelerate the move towards carbon neutral, sustainable societies.

This development was made by a research group at Kobe University?s Graduate School of Science, Technology and Innovation/Research Center for Membrane and Film Technology (Associate Professor NAKAGAWA Keizo, Professor YOSHIOKA Tomohisa and Professor MATSUYAMA Hideto) in collaboration with Professor TACHIKAWA Takashi of Kobe University Molecular Photoscience Research Center, Associate Professor Chechia Hu of National Taiwan University of Science & Technology and Professor Shik Chi Edman Tsang of Oxford University.

The results were first published in the ?Chemical Engineering Journal? on April 7, 2022.

Main Points

Research Background

Adequate access to water in many regions of the world is becoming an increasing problem in the face of global climate change, and developing countries? sharp population increases and economic growth. It has been reported that two thirds of the world?s population will suffer water shortages by 2025. To prevent these severe water shortages, the widespread adoption of water recycling and purification technologies, as well as efficient usage of water production technologies (e.g. seawater desalination), are crucial.

The membrane filtration method is currently used in 900 water purification plants because it continuously and stably provides good quality water. However, there is the problem of membrane fouling where the membrane, which separates and removes contaminants from the water, becomes clogged. When membrane fouling occurs, it is no longer possible to obtain the required amount of treated water. Therefore, it is necessary to either wash or replace the membrane. To tackle this issue, much research has been conducted into various methods of fouling prevention however a sufficient solution has yet to be found.

One method has been proposed that requires less energy and has a low environmental impact. This involves introducing a photocatalytic material (such as titania) into the membrane and removing pollutants via photocatalysis. However, in addition to being able to treat water, such a membrane must also demonstrate visible light responsiveness and high photocatalytic activity. This requires the designer to consider the membrane?s design from multiple perspectives including the membrane material and structure.

This research group previously developed a nanofiltration membrane, which works by utilizing 2D channels between its layers of nanosheets. They developed this membrane by laminating niobate nanosheets (a type of metallic oxide nanosheet, with each sheet being around a nanometer thick and a couple of hundred nanometers wide) onto a porous support membrane, which created the 2D channels between the nanosheets.

In this study, they discovered that adding carbon nitride nanosheets (which has visible light responsiveness) to the niobate nanosheet-layered membrane gave the membrane enhanced water permeance while greatly increasing photocatalytic activity. Furthermore, the photocatalytic properties of the membrane completely rectified the issue of the membrane?s permeance being reduced due to fouling.

Research Methodology

Nanosheet-laminated membranes can be formed by simple vacuum filtration of nanosheet materials (colloidal solutions) onto polymer support membranes.In this study, the research group produced an ultra-thin nanosheet-laminated membrane some 100 nanometers in thickness. X-ray diffraction and molecular weight fractionation measurementsrevealed that introducing carbon nitride nanosheets into a niobate nanosheet-laminated membrane could control the diameter of nanochannels between the layers.

In terms of membrane functionality, the laminated nanofiltration membrane with a 74:25 ratio of niobate (HNB3O8) nanosheet to carbon nitride (g-C3N4) nanosheet maintained its separation performance while demonstrating an 8-fold increase in water permeance. In terms of photocatalytic performance, the integration of carbon nitride nanosheets enabled visible light to be absorbed. In addition, this combination of nanosheets greatly improved the membrane?s ability to photodegrade cationic dyes (rhodamine B).

When the developed composite membrane is used as a separation membrane, the niobate nanosheets give the laminated membrane its structure, while the carbon nitride is introduced between these layers and acts as a spacer. Consequently, the channels in the laminated membrane expand, greatly increasing the rate of water permeation. Controlling the channel structure in this way enables 90% of a dye (with molecular weight of approximately 1000) to be separated from the water. The photocatalytic functionality of the membrane is as follows: the carbon nitride nanosheets function as photocatalysts that absorb visible light and the niobate nanosheets act as catalytic promoters. Furthermore, the research group revealed that appropriately controlling the band structure enabled the electrons to move efficiently, resulting in a dramatic increase in photocatalytic activity. Using these results as a basis, the researchers applied the membrane to water purification and conducted a membrane fouling experiment using Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) as the foulant. BSA fouling reduced the water permeation speed of the membrane to 1/5 of its normal performance. However, the researchers succeeded in completely restoring its permeance by irradiating the composite nanosheet membrane.

Further Research

By interweaving different types of nanosheets to form 2D nanochannels, the researchers successfully developed a membrane that demonstrates both excellent water permeance and photocatalytic activity. It is expected that further improvements can be made to membrane functionality and photocatalytic action by changing the type of nanosheet to more precisely control the formation of 2D nanochannels and the band structure. Next the researchers hope to increase the membrane area and develop the photocatalytic process, aiming for industrial and practical application.

Glossary

  1. Photocatalyst: A material that demonstrates catalysis (speeds up a reaction) when illuminated by light.Excited electrons and holes generated inside the photocatalyst when it absorbs light result in reduction and oxidation, respectively. This study utilizes a photocatalyst for the oxidative degradation of an organic compound.
  2. Fouling: The phenomenon whereby the substances to be separated (foulants) from the water adhere to and accumulate on the membrane?s surface and pores.
  3. Nanosheet: A colloidal material with a molecular thickness and a planar size of several hundred nanometers to micron order. In other words, an extremely thin 2D structure that is invisible to the naked eye. Studies have reported on various types of nanosheets such as metallic oxide nanosheets (e.g. graphene oxide).
  4. Niobate nanosheet: A type of metallic oxide nanosheet.Nanosheet crystals are formed by horizontally connecting the octahedral structure of NbO6-.It is used as a photocatalyst and as a solid acid catalyst.
  5. Carbon Nitride: A family of materials.In this study, a planar structure consisting of hydrogen, carbon and nitrogen atoms (graphitic carbon nitride, g-C3N4). It is a semiconductor with a small bandgap, and is a visible light-responsive photocatalyst.

Acknowledgements

This study was supported by a JSPS KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (c) (Grant Number: JP19K05121) and the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan (Grant Number: 110-2221-E-011-012-MY3).

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The life of Ricky Martin again it is submerged in a controversy. And this time, the reputation of the artist is more at risk, because the interpreter of “Livin la vida loca” faces an accusation of violence. Last Saturday he met through the agency EFE that someone reported the singer Puerto Rican for alleged domestic ... Read more

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The life of Ricky Martin again it is submerged in a controversy. And this time, the reputation of the artist is more at risk, because the interpreter of “Livin la vida loca” faces an accusation of violence.

Last Saturday he met through the agency EFE that someone reported the singer Puerto Rican for alleged domestic violenceand that the police Puerto Rico raised a restraining order against him to protect the victim.

After Ricky Martin’s brother spoke, pointing out that it was the nephew who requested the measure, the identity of the allegedly affected person ceased to be an unknown, since he remains protected under Law 54 of Puerto Rico, which protects victims of bullying or abuse.

“Play them Einstein documentaries, let’s see if their intelligence sticks”: Ricky Martín sends a strong message to those who believe that their children will become gay to see “Lightyear”

Days ago, Jwan YosefRicky Martin’s husband, had appeared without his partner at an event, so the alarms went off even more.

Jwan Yosef attended an event and followers asked if he was divorced

Jwan Yosef attended last Friday the launch of the capsule collection of the brand ?JW Anderson? together with the foundation ?Tom of Finland? wearing an all-black, satin ensemble, with matching dress shoes of the same color.

Ricky Martin, victim of homophobia: reveals that she has lost followers for posting photos with her husband

Joseph shared Photographs of your day in your official account Instagramin which he is seen posing next to different personalities, but Ricky Martin was not among them.

After news broke of the complaint Against the Puerto Rican, the couple’s followers began to wonder if the relationship between Martin and Yosef is okay, and they did so through Jwan’s publication.

?Please tell us that you guys are okay and that this news is lies. That you are not going to get divorced?, ?What happened? I just hope you’re okay. A hug for both?, ?Then how is it that you have not spoken at all about Ricky Martin?, ?Is it true that Ricky attacked you?? and “Well, thanks for getting out of my Riqui’s life.”

Ricky Martin’s kids wonder why they have two dads

Those were some of the comments that flooded Yosef’s most recent post. However, until now the couple has not officially spoken about a separation or divorce.

Ricky Martin denies rumors of violence

As reported by the website San Diego Union TribuneIn the face of this thorny situation, Ricky Martin’s legal team has already spoken, assuring on behalf of the singer that the accusations against him are “completely false”.

The firm Perfect Partners, which handles Martin’s public relations, highlighted the following:

“We are confident that when the true facts come to light in this matter, our client Ricky Martin will be fully vindicated.”

Yosef and Martin have been married since 2017, and they have four children. The Puerto Rican newspaper “El Vocero” reported that the restraining order of the person suing Martin indicates that they were together for seven months, and that they ended two months ago, but that the singer refuses to leave the relationship. (AND)

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The life of Ricky Martin again it is submerged in a controversy. And this time, the reputation of the artist is more at risk, because the interpreter of “Livin la vida loca” faces an accusation of violence.

Last Saturday he met through the agency EFE that someone reported the singer Puerto Rican for alleged domestic violenceand that the police Puerto Rico raised a restraining order against him to protect the victim.

After Ricky Martin’s brother spoke, pointing out that it was the nephew who requested the measure, the identity of the allegedly affected person ceased to be an unknown, since he remains protected under Law 54 of Puerto Rico, which protects victims of bullying or abuse.

“Play them Einstein documentaries, let’s see if their intelligence sticks”: Ricky Martín sends a strong message to those who believe that their children will become gay to see “Lightyear”

Days ago, Jwan YosefRicky Martin’s husband, had appeared without his partner at an event, so the alarms went off even more.

Jwan Yosef attended an event and followers asked if he was divorced

Jwan Yosef attended last Friday the launch of the capsule collection of the brand ?JW Anderson? together with the foundation ?Tom of Finland? wearing an all-black, satin ensemble, with matching dress shoes of the same color.

Ricky Martin, victim of homophobia: reveals that she has lost followers for posting photos with her husband

Joseph shared Photographs of your day in your official account Instagramin which he is seen posing next to different personalities, but Ricky Martin was not among them.

After news broke of the complaint Against the Puerto Rican, the couple’s followers began to wonder if the relationship between Martin and Yosef is okay, and they did so through Jwan’s publication.

?Please tell us that you guys are okay and that this news is lies. That you are not going to get divorced?, ?What happened? I just hope you’re okay. A hug for both?, ?Then how is it that you have not spoken at all about Ricky Martin?, ?Is it true that Ricky attacked you?? and “Well, thanks for getting out of my Riqui’s life.”

Ricky Martin’s kids wonder why they have two dads

Those were some of the comments that flooded Yosef’s most recent post. However, until now the couple has not officially spoken about a separation or divorce.

Ricky Martin denies rumors of violence

As reported by the website San Diego Union TribuneIn the face of this thorny situation, Ricky Martin’s legal team has already spoken, assuring on behalf of the singer that the accusations against him are “completely false”.

The firm Perfect Partners, which handles Martin’s public relations, highlighted the following:

“We are confident that when the true facts come to light in this matter, our client Ricky Martin will be fully vindicated.”

Yosef and Martin have been married since 2017, and they have four children. The Puerto Rican newspaper “El Vocero” reported that the restraining order of the person suing Martin indicates that they were together for seven months, and that they ended two months ago, but that the singer refuses to leave the relationship. (AND)

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Journal Reference: Qian Wang, Yicheng Guo, Sho Iketani, Manoj S. Nair, Zhiteng Li, Hiroshi Mohri, Maple Wang, Jian Yu, Anthony D. Bowen, Jennifer Y. Chang, Jayesh G. Shah, Nadia Nguyen, Zhiwei Chen, Kathrine Meyers, Michael T. Yin, Magdalena E. Sobieszczyk, Zizhang Sheng, Yaoxing Huang, Lihong Liu, David D. Ho. Antibody evasion by SARS-CoV-2 Omicron subvariants ... Read more

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  1. Qian Wang, Yicheng Guo, Sho Iketani, Manoj S. Nair, Zhiteng Li, Hiroshi Mohri, Maple Wang, Jian Yu, Anthony D. Bowen, Jennifer Y. Chang, Jayesh G. Shah, Nadia Nguyen, Zhiwei Chen, Kathrine Meyers, Michael T. Yin, Magdalena E. Sobieszczyk, Zizhang Sheng, Yaoxing Huang, Lihong Liu, David D. Ho. Antibody evasion by SARS-CoV-2 Omicron subvariants BA.2.12.1, BA.4, & BA.5. Nature, 2022; DOI: 10.1038/s41586-022-05053-w

The study, led by David D. Ho, MD, director of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center and the Clyde?56 and Helen Wu Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, was published July 5 in Nature.

Subvariants BA.2.12.1, BA.4, and BA.5 are rapidly expanding worldwide, with BA.4/5 now making up more than 50% of new COVID cases in the United States. These subvariants are thought to be even more transmissible than prior omicron subvariants, owing to several new mutations in spike proteins.

?The virus is continuing to evolve, as expected, and it is not surprising that these new, more transmissible subvariants are becoming more dominant around the world,? says Ho. ?Understanding how currently available vaccines and antibody treatments stand up to the new subvariants is critical to developing strategies to prevent severe disease, hospitalizations, and deaths ? if not infection.?

In laboratory experiments, Ho and his team studied the ability of antibodies from individuals who received at least three doses of an mRNA vaccine, or got two shots and were then infected with omicron, to neutralize the new subvariants. (Ho?s team did not look at individuals who had not received a booster shot, because a previous study found that two doses provide little protection against infection by earlier omicron variants.)

The study revealed that while BA.2.12.1 is only modestly more resistant than BA.2 in individuals who were vaccinated and boosted, BA.4/5 was at least four times more resistant than its predecessor.

In addition, the scientists tested the ability of 19 monoclonal antibody treatments to neutralize the variants and found that only one of the available antibody treatments remained highly effective against both BA.2.12.1 and BA.4/5.

?Our study suggests that as these highly transmissible subvariants continue to expand around the globe, they will lead to more breakthrough infections in people who are vaccinated and boosted with currently available mRNA vaccines,? Ho says. Though the current study suggests that the new variants may cause more infections in vaccinated individuals, the vaccines continue to provide good protection against severe disease.

?Efforts in the United States to develop new vaccine boosters aimed at BA.4/5 may improve protection against infection and severe disease,? Ho says. ?In the current environment, though, we may need to look toward developing new vaccines and treatments that can anticipate ongoing evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.?

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Journal Reference: Qian Wang, Yicheng Guo, Sho Iketani, Manoj S. Nair, Zhiteng Li, Hiroshi Mohri, Maple Wang, Jian Yu, Anthony D. Bowen, Jennifer Y. Chang, Jayesh G. Shah, Nadia Nguyen, Zhiwei Chen, Kathrine Meyers, Michael T. Yin, Magdalena E. Sobieszczyk, Zizhang Sheng, Yaoxing Huang, Lihong Liu, David D. Ho. Antibody evasion by SARS-CoV-2 Omicron subvariants ... Read more

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  1. Qian Wang, Yicheng Guo, Sho Iketani, Manoj S. Nair, Zhiteng Li, Hiroshi Mohri, Maple Wang, Jian Yu, Anthony D. Bowen, Jennifer Y. Chang, Jayesh G. Shah, Nadia Nguyen, Zhiwei Chen, Kathrine Meyers, Michael T. Yin, Magdalena E. Sobieszczyk, Zizhang Sheng, Yaoxing Huang, Lihong Liu, David D. Ho. Antibody evasion by SARS-CoV-2 Omicron subvariants BA.2.12.1, BA.4, & BA.5. Nature, 2022; DOI: 10.1038/s41586-022-05053-w

The study, led by David D. Ho, MD, director of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center and the Clyde?56 and Helen Wu Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, was published July 5 in Nature.

Subvariants BA.2.12.1, BA.4, and BA.5 are rapidly expanding worldwide, with BA.4/5 now making up more than 50% of new COVID cases in the United States. These subvariants are thought to be even more transmissible than prior omicron subvariants, owing to several new mutations in spike proteins.

?The virus is continuing to evolve, as expected, and it is not surprising that these new, more transmissible subvariants are becoming more dominant around the world,? says Ho. ?Understanding how currently available vaccines and antibody treatments stand up to the new subvariants is critical to developing strategies to prevent severe disease, hospitalizations, and deaths ? if not infection.?

In laboratory experiments, Ho and his team studied the ability of antibodies from individuals who received at least three doses of an mRNA vaccine, or got two shots and were then infected with omicron, to neutralize the new subvariants. (Ho?s team did not look at individuals who had not received a booster shot, because a previous study found that two doses provide little protection against infection by earlier omicron variants.)

The study revealed that while BA.2.12.1 is only modestly more resistant than BA.2 in individuals who were vaccinated and boosted, BA.4/5 was at least four times more resistant than its predecessor.

In addition, the scientists tested the ability of 19 monoclonal antibody treatments to neutralize the variants and found that only one of the available antibody treatments remained highly effective against both BA.2.12.1 and BA.4/5.

?Our study suggests that as these highly transmissible subvariants continue to expand around the globe, they will lead to more breakthrough infections in people who are vaccinated and boosted with currently available mRNA vaccines,? Ho says. Though the current study suggests that the new variants may cause more infections in vaccinated individuals, the vaccines continue to provide good protection against severe disease.

?Efforts in the United States to develop new vaccine boosters aimed at BA.4/5 may improve protection against infection and severe disease,? Ho says. ?In the current environment, though, we may need to look toward developing new vaccines and treatments that can anticipate ongoing evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.?

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Journal Reference: Alice H. Lichtenstein, Penny M. Kris?Etherton, Kristina S. Petersen, Nirupa R. Matthan, Samuel Barnes, Mara Z. Vitolins, Zhaoping Li, Joan Sabaté, Sujatha Rajaram, Shilpy Chowdhury, Kristin M. Davis, Jean Galluccio, Cheryl H. Gilhooly, Richard S. Legro, Jason Li, Laura Lovato, Letitia H. Perdue, Gayle Petty, Anna M. Rasmussen, Gina Segovia?Siapco, Rawiwan Sirirat, April ... Read more

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  1. Alice H. Lichtenstein, Penny M. Kris?Etherton, Kristina S. Petersen, Nirupa R. Matthan, Samuel Barnes, Mara Z. Vitolins, Zhaoping Li, Joan Sabaté, Sujatha Rajaram, Shilpy Chowdhury, Kristin M. Davis, Jean Galluccio, Cheryl H. Gilhooly, Richard S. Legro, Jason Li, Laura Lovato, Letitia H. Perdue, Gayle Petty, Anna M. Rasmussen, Gina Segovia?Siapco, Rawiwan Sirirat, April Sun, David M. Reboussin. Effect of Incorporating 1 Avocado Per Day Versus Habitual Diet on Visceral Adiposity: A Randomized Trial. Journal of the American Heart Association, 2022; DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.122.025657

In the randomized trial, the team ? including Penn State researchers ? also found that participants who ate avocados had better quality diets during the study period.

While prior, smaller studies have found a link between eating avocados and lower body weight, BMI, and waist circumferences, this was the largest, most extensive study to date on the health effects of avocados, including the large number of participants and length of the study period.

?While the avocados did not affect belly fat or weight gain, the study still provides evidence that avocados can be a beneficial addition to a well-balanced diet,? said Penny Kris-Etherton, Evan Pugh University Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Penn State. ?Incorporating an avocado per day in this study did not cause weight gain and also caused a slight decrease in LDL cholesterol, which are all important findings for better health.?

Kristina Petersen, assistant professor of nutritional sciences at Texas Tech University, said the study also found that eating avocados daily improved the overall quality of the participants? diets by eight points on a 100-point scale.

?Adherence to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans is generally poor in the U.S., and our findings suggest that eating an avocado per day can substantially increase overall diet quality,? Petersen said. ?This is important because we know a higher diet quality is associated with lower risk of several diseases including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers.?

The research ? recently published in the Journal of the American Heart Association ? was conducted in conjunction with Loma Linda University, Tufts University, and UCLA, with coordinating support from Wake Forest University.

For the study, the researchers conducted a six-month experiment involving more than 1,000 participants experiencing overweight or obesity, half of whom were instructed to eat an avocado every day while the other half continued their usual diet and told to limit their avocado consumption to less than two a month. Fat in the abdomen and around other organs was measured precisely using MRI before and at the end of the study.

?While one avocado a day did not lead to clinically significant improvements in abdominal fat and other cardiometabolic risk factors, consuming one avocado a day did not result in body weight gain,? said Joan Sabaté, professor at Loma Linda University School of Public Health. ?This is positive because eating extra calories from avocados doesn?t impact body weight or abdominal fat, and it slightly decreases total and LDL-cholesterol.?

They also found that daily avocados resulted in total cholesterol decreasing 2.9 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) and LDL cholesterol decreasing 2.5 mg/dL.

The researchers said that in the future, they will continue to analyze data from the study. For example, participants were not instructed on how to eat their avocados each day, and future research could investigate how participants incorporated the avocados into their diet and whether any differences in the results are observed based on how participants ate the avocado.

Alice Lichtenstein, Tufts University; Nirupa Matthan, Tufts University; Samuel Barnes, Loma Linda University; Mara Vitolins, Wake Forest University; Zhaoping Li, UCLA; Sujatha Rajaram, Loma Linda University; Shilpy Chowdhury, Loma Linda University; Kristin Davis, Penn State; Jean Galluccio, Tufts University; Cheryl Gilhooly, Tufts University; Richard Legro, Penn State; Jason Li, UCLA; Laura Lovato, Wake Forest University; Letitia Perdue, Wake Forest University; Gayle Petty, Tufts University; Anna Rasmussen, UCLA; Gina Segovia-Siapco, Loma Linda University; Rawiwan Sirirat, Loma Linda University; April Sun, UCLA; David Reboussin, Wake Forest University, also participated in this work.

The Hass Avocado Board funded this research.

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  1. Alice H. Lichtenstein, Penny M. Kris?Etherton, Kristina S. Petersen, Nirupa R. Matthan, Samuel Barnes, Mara Z. Vitolins, Zhaoping Li, Joan Sabaté, Sujatha Rajaram, Shilpy Chowdhury, Kristin M. Davis, Jean Galluccio, Cheryl H. Gilhooly, Richard S. Legro, Jason Li, Laura Lovato, Letitia H. Perdue, Gayle Petty, Anna M. Rasmussen, Gina Segovia?Siapco, Rawiwan Sirirat, April Sun, David M. Reboussin. Effect of Incorporating 1 Avocado Per Day Versus Habitual Diet on Visceral Adiposity: A Randomized Trial. Journal of the American Heart Association, 2022; DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.122.025657

In the randomized trial, the team ? including Penn State researchers ? also found that participants who ate avocados had better quality diets during the study period.

While prior, smaller studies have found a link between eating avocados and lower body weight, BMI, and waist circumferences, this was the largest, most extensive study to date on the health effects of avocados, including the large number of participants and length of the study period.

?While the avocados did not affect belly fat or weight gain, the study still provides evidence that avocados can be a beneficial addition to a well-balanced diet,? said Penny Kris-Etherton, Evan Pugh University Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Penn State. ?Incorporating an avocado per day in this study did not cause weight gain and also caused a slight decrease in LDL cholesterol, which are all important findings for better health.?

Kristina Petersen, assistant professor of nutritional sciences at Texas Tech University, said the study also found that eating avocados daily improved the overall quality of the participants? diets by eight points on a 100-point scale.

?Adherence to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans is generally poor in the U.S., and our findings suggest that eating an avocado per day can substantially increase overall diet quality,? Petersen said. ?This is important because we know a higher diet quality is associated with lower risk of several diseases including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers.?

The research ? recently published in the Journal of the American Heart Association ? was conducted in conjunction with Loma Linda University, Tufts University, and UCLA, with coordinating support from Wake Forest University.

For the study, the researchers conducted a six-month experiment involving more than 1,000 participants experiencing overweight or obesity, half of whom were instructed to eat an avocado every day while the other half continued their usual diet and told to limit their avocado consumption to less than two a month. Fat in the abdomen and around other organs was measured precisely using MRI before and at the end of the study.

?While one avocado a day did not lead to clinically significant improvements in abdominal fat and other cardiometabolic risk factors, consuming one avocado a day did not result in body weight gain,? said Joan Sabaté, professor at Loma Linda University School of Public Health. ?This is positive because eating extra calories from avocados doesn?t impact body weight or abdominal fat, and it slightly decreases total and LDL-cholesterol.?

They also found that daily avocados resulted in total cholesterol decreasing 2.9 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) and LDL cholesterol decreasing 2.5 mg/dL.

The researchers said that in the future, they will continue to analyze data from the study. For example, participants were not instructed on how to eat their avocados each day, and future research could investigate how participants incorporated the avocados into their diet and whether any differences in the results are observed based on how participants ate the avocado.

Alice Lichtenstein, Tufts University; Nirupa Matthan, Tufts University; Samuel Barnes, Loma Linda University; Mara Vitolins, Wake Forest University; Zhaoping Li, UCLA; Sujatha Rajaram, Loma Linda University; Shilpy Chowdhury, Loma Linda University; Kristin Davis, Penn State; Jean Galluccio, Tufts University; Cheryl Gilhooly, Tufts University; Richard Legro, Penn State; Jason Li, UCLA; Laura Lovato, Wake Forest University; Letitia Perdue, Wake Forest University; Gayle Petty, Tufts University; Anna Rasmussen, UCLA; Gina Segovia-Siapco, Loma Linda University; Rawiwan Sirirat, Loma Linda University; April Sun, UCLA; David Reboussin, Wake Forest University, also participated in this work.

The Hass Avocado Board funded this research.

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Journal Reference: Isabel Cañete Vela, Teresa Berdugo Vilches, Göran Berndes, Filip Johnsson, Henrik Thunman. Co-recycling of natural and synthetic carbon materials for a sustainable circular economy. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2022; 365: 132674 DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2022.132674 ?There are enough carbon atoms in waste to meet the needs of all global plastic production. Using these atoms, we ... Read more

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  1. Isabel Cañete Vela, Teresa Berdugo Vilches, Göran Berndes, Filip Johnsson, Henrik Thunman. Co-recycling of natural and synthetic carbon materials for a sustainable circular economy. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2022; 365: 132674 DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2022.132674

?There are enough carbon atoms in waste to meet the needs of all global plastic production. Using these atoms, we can decouple new plastic products from the supply of virgin fossil raw materials. If the process is powered by renewable energy, we also get plastic products with more than 95% lower climate impact than those produced today, which effectively means negative emissions for the entire system,? says Henrik Thunman, Professor of Energy Technology at Chalmers University of Technology and one of the authors of the study published in the Journal of Cleaner Production.

To achieve circular cycles, we need to make better use of the resources already in use in society. Henrik Thunman and his research team want to focus on an important resource that often goes up in smoke today: the carbon atoms in our waste, which are currently incinerated or end up in landfills instead of being recycled. This is made possible with technologies targeting the carbon contained in plastic, paper and wood wastes, with or without food residues, to create a raw material for the production of plastics with the same variety and quality as those currently produced from fossil raw materials.

Just like nature Current plastic recycling methods are able to replace no more than 15-20% of the fossil raw material needed to meet society?s demand for plastic. The advanced methods proposed by the researchers are based on thermochemical technologies and involve the waste being heated to 600-800 degrees Celsius. The waste then turns into a gas, which after the addition of hydrogen can replace the building blocks of plastics. Using this recycling method could decouplenew plastic products from the supply of new fossil raw materials.

The researchers behind the study are developing a thermochemical recycling method that produces a gas which then can be used as a raw material in the same factories in which plastic products are currently being made from fossil oil or gas. Different types of waste, such as old plastic products and paper cups, with or without food residues, are put into the reactors at the Chalmers Power Central.

?The key to more extensive recycling is to look at residual waste in a whole new way: as a raw material full of useful carbon atoms. The waste then acquires value, and you can create economic structures to collect and use the material as a raw material worldwide,? says Henrik Thunman.

The principle of the process is inspired by the natural carbon cycle. Plants are broken down into carbon dioxide when they wither, and carbon dioxide, using the sun as an energy source and photosynthesis, then creates new plants.

?However, our technology differs from the way it works in nature because we don?t have to take the detour via the atmosphere to circulate the carbon in the form of carbon dioxide. All the carbon atoms we need for our plastic production can be found in our waste, and can be recycled using heat and electricity,? says Henrik Thunman.

The researchers? calculations show that the energy to power such processes can be taken from renewable sources such as solar, wind or hydro power or by burning biomass, and they will be more energy-efficient than the systems in use today. It is also possible to extract excess heat from recycling processes, which in a circular system would compensate for the heat production currently derived from waste incineration, while eliminating the carbon dioxide emissions associated with energy recovery.

Can replace fossil raw materials

The research has been carried out as part of the FUTNERC project. The researchers have proven that the process can work in collaboration with plastics manufacturer Borealis in Stenungsund, Sweden, where they have verified the results and shown that the raw material can be used to make plastic, replacing the fossil raw materials used today.

?Our goal is to create a circular economy for plastics. Our plastic products are key to the transformation to a sustainable society, so it?s important for us to support research like this. We already have projects that create circularity for our plastic products, but more solutions are needed. Therefore, we are pleased with these excellent results, which can help bring us a step closer to our goal,? says Anders Fröberg, CEO of Borealis AB.

The researchers are active at Chalmers University of Technology.

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?There are enough carbon atoms in waste to meet the needs of all global plastic production. Using these atoms, we can decouple new plastic products from the supply of virgin fossil raw materials. If the process is powered by renewable energy, we also get plastic products with more than 95% lower climate impact than those produced today, which effectively means negative emissions for the entire system,? says Henrik Thunman, Professor of Energy Technology at Chalmers University of Technology and one of the authors of the study published in the Journal of Cleaner Production.

To achieve circular cycles, we need to make better use of the resources already in use in society. Henrik Thunman and his research team want to focus on an important resource that often goes up in smoke today: the carbon atoms in our waste, which are currently incinerated or end up in landfills instead of being recycled. This is made possible with technologies targeting the carbon contained in plastic, paper and wood wastes, with or without food residues, to create a raw material for the production of plastics with the same variety and quality as those currently produced from fossil raw materials.

Just like nature Current plastic recycling methods are able to replace no more than 15-20% of the fossil raw material needed to meet society?s demand for plastic. The advanced methods proposed by the researchers are based on thermochemical technologies and involve the waste being heated to 600-800 degrees Celsius. The waste then turns into a gas, which after the addition of hydrogen can replace the building blocks of plastics. Using this recycling method could decouplenew plastic products from the supply of new fossil raw materials.

The researchers behind the study are developing a thermochemical recycling method that produces a gas which then can be used as a raw material in the same factories in which plastic products are currently being made from fossil oil or gas. Different types of waste, such as old plastic products and paper cups, with or without food residues, are put into the reactors at the Chalmers Power Central.

?The key to more extensive recycling is to look at residual waste in a whole new way: as a raw material full of useful carbon atoms. The waste then acquires value, and you can create economic structures to collect and use the material as a raw material worldwide,? says Henrik Thunman.

The principle of the process is inspired by the natural carbon cycle. Plants are broken down into carbon dioxide when they wither, and carbon dioxide, using the sun as an energy source and photosynthesis, then creates new plants.

?However, our technology differs from the way it works in nature because we don?t have to take the detour via the atmosphere to circulate the carbon in the form of carbon dioxide. All the carbon atoms we need for our plastic production can be found in our waste, and can be recycled using heat and electricity,? says Henrik Thunman.

The researchers? calculations show that the energy to power such processes can be taken from renewable sources such as solar, wind or hydro power or by burning biomass, and they will be more energy-efficient than the systems in use today. It is also possible to extract excess heat from recycling processes, which in a circular system would compensate for the heat production currently derived from waste incineration, while eliminating the carbon dioxide emissions associated with energy recovery.

Can replace fossil raw materials

The research has been carried out as part of the FUTNERC project. The researchers have proven that the process can work in collaboration with plastics manufacturer Borealis in Stenungsund, Sweden, where they have verified the results and shown that the raw material can be used to make plastic, replacing the fossil raw materials used today.

?Our goal is to create a circular economy for plastics. Our plastic products are key to the transformation to a sustainable society, so it?s important for us to support research like this. We already have projects that create circularity for our plastic products, but more solutions are needed. Therefore, we are pleased with these excellent results, which can help bring us a step closer to our goal,? says Anders Fröberg, CEO of Borealis AB.

The researchers are active at Chalmers University of Technology.

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Short version, 3 minutes:

Long version, 30 minutes:

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?Souls we are and souls we love. That today I found a soul just like mine and yes, this exists. We are and we come from the same. (…) It was my first pride and I celebrated to the fullest. I love all my friends, ?the young woman wrote on her social profile. ?The truth ... Read more

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?Souls we are and souls we love. That today I found a soul just like mine and yes, this exists. We are and we come from the same. (…) It was my first pride and I celebrated to the fullest. I love all my friends, ?the young woman wrote on her social profile.

?The truth is that my daughter Camila and my daughter Roberta, Fernanda and I have always taught them to be happy, free, open. The family has always had great communication, but I have been speaking since I was little (?) Camila has always wanted to live her life as she wanted, no matter what we parents think, ?said Araiza.

On his Instagram account, Raúl Araiza frequently shares photos with Camila and expresses his love for her. For example, on January 20, 2022, he presumed a trip with her offspring and in the post he wrote: “Travel with who you love… The treasures of life.”

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Throughout his career, the Argentine actor has become known for projects such as ‘Sueños y caramels’ and ‘El privilege de amar’. But beyond the artistic environment, Strickler has an important facet: being a father and showing his unconditional support to his children.

In July 2022, the artist was happy for his son Yannick’s wedding with Manuel Alonso Cárdenas and assured that it was “a memorable day”.

?(…) Today we legally grow and love grows. Many blessings and congratulations always children?, was the beautiful message that the actor shared on networks.

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This is not the first time that the interpreter has spoken about his offspring’s relationship, because in an interview for ‘Ventaneando’ on February 11, 2022, he assured that he is very happy with his son-in-law.

“I adore him, I go to see them, not as often as I would like, but I stay with them at their house and they have been together for many years, I adore him, his family, he has a spectacular family,” he said.

One of the most famous pairs of brothers in the world of music is made up of Jesse and Joy, who with songs like ‘Espacio Sideral’, ‘Dueles’ and ‘Corre’ have won the affection of their followers.

Despite their popularity, the singers remain very secretive about their private lives, however, on April 16, 2019, Joy opened up about her preferences on Instagram and revealed that she would become a mother with her wife.

?Leaving fear and what they will say aside, I opened my arms completely to my happiness. Today my wife and I are expecting our first baby, a beautiful girl who, thank God, is full of health and life,” was part of the description that accompanied the publication.

“Love breaks all schemes, love breaks all stereotypes,” Jesse assured in a chat with ‘Ventaneando’ on June 16, 2020.

If something characterizes the interpreter of ‘Celoso’, it is the sincerity with which she addresses her fans. Proof of the above is that on June 12, 2022, she shared with her more than 40 million followers that her father is gay and she is “more than grateful to be her daughter.”

In her Instagram post, the young singer received hundreds of affectionate comments in which Internet users highlighted that their link “is precious.”

In addition, Chayanne’s niece admitted in a chat with ‘Ventaneando’ on May 19, 2020 that when she discovered her father’s orientation “it was a shock”; however, that didn’t stop him from giving her unconditional love.

“I love my dad much more and he is my best friend, really and it is something that I applaud and it is something that I will always support.”

After her baby, Tessa Ía, received criticism for sharing a photo on Instagram in which she appears kissing another woman; the legendary soap opera villain did not hesitate to defend her in a talk with Mara Patricia Castañeda in September 2021.

?Totally ad hoc to the Norvinds. Bisexuality has been in our family since, I don’t know if my grandmother, “considered the star.

Bono has a long career in film, theater and television and on more than one occasion has confessed how important the happiness of his children is to him; This is due to the negative comments that Leonardo (who is an artist like his father) received after speaking openly about his homosexuality in 2016.

Two years later, in 2018, César gave an interview to Univision Entertainment and although he admitted that he thinks private life should not be exposed, he supports Leon’s decisions (as his fans call him).

“I support him, I love him and I recognize that he fights for his happiness (…) you always have to be there so that they have a good woman or a good man.”

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?Souls we are and souls we love. That today I found a soul just like mine and yes, this exists. We are and we come from the same. (…) It was my first pride and I celebrated to the fullest. I love all my friends, ?the young woman wrote on her social profile. ?The truth ... Read more

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?Souls we are and souls we love. That today I found a soul just like mine and yes, this exists. We are and we come from the same. (…) It was my first pride and I celebrated to the fullest. I love all my friends, ?the young woman wrote on her social profile.

?The truth is that my daughter Camila and my daughter Roberta, Fernanda and I have always taught them to be happy, free, open. The family has always had great communication, but I have been speaking since I was little (?) Camila has always wanted to live her life as she wanted, no matter what we parents think, ?said Araiza.

On his Instagram account, Raúl Araiza frequently shares photos with Camila and expresses his love for her. For example, on January 20, 2022, he presumed a trip with her offspring and in the post he wrote: “Travel with who you love… The treasures of life.”

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Throughout his career, the Argentine actor has become known for projects such as ‘Sueños y caramels’ and ‘El privilege de amar’. But beyond the artistic environment, Strickler has an important facet: being a father and showing his unconditional support to his children.

In July 2022, the artist was happy for his son Yannick’s wedding with Manuel Alonso Cárdenas and assured that it was “a memorable day”.

?(…) Today we legally grow and love grows. Many blessings and congratulations always children?, was the beautiful message that the actor shared on networks.

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This is not the first time that the interpreter has spoken about his offspring’s relationship, because in an interview for ‘Ventaneando’ on February 11, 2022, he assured that he is very happy with his son-in-law.

“I adore him, I go to see them, not as often as I would like, but I stay with them at their house and they have been together for many years, I adore him, his family, he has a spectacular family,” he said.

One of the most famous pairs of brothers in the world of music is made up of Jesse and Joy, who with songs like ‘Espacio Sideral’, ‘Dueles’ and ‘Corre’ have won the affection of their followers.

Despite their popularity, the singers remain very secretive about their private lives, however, on April 16, 2019, Joy opened up about her preferences on Instagram and revealed that she would become a mother with her wife.

?Leaving fear and what they will say aside, I opened my arms completely to my happiness. Today my wife and I are expecting our first baby, a beautiful girl who, thank God, is full of health and life,” was part of the description that accompanied the publication.

“Love breaks all schemes, love breaks all stereotypes,” Jesse assured in a chat with ‘Ventaneando’ on June 16, 2020.

If something characterizes the interpreter of ‘Celoso’, it is the sincerity with which she addresses her fans. Proof of the above is that on June 12, 2022, she shared with her more than 40 million followers that her father is gay and she is “more than grateful to be her daughter.”

In her Instagram post, the young singer received hundreds of affectionate comments in which Internet users highlighted that their link “is precious.”

In addition, Chayanne’s niece admitted in a chat with ‘Ventaneando’ on May 19, 2020 that when she discovered her father’s orientation “it was a shock”; however, that didn’t stop him from giving her unconditional love.

“I love my dad much more and he is my best friend, really and it is something that I applaud and it is something that I will always support.”

After her baby, Tessa Ía, received criticism for sharing a photo on Instagram in which she appears kissing another woman; the legendary soap opera villain did not hesitate to defend her in a talk with Mara Patricia Castañeda in September 2021.

?Totally ad hoc to the Norvinds. Bisexuality has been in our family since, I don’t know if my grandmother, “considered the star.

Bono has a long career in film, theater and television and on more than one occasion has confessed how important the happiness of his children is to him; This is due to the negative comments that Leonardo (who is an artist like his father) received after speaking openly about his homosexuality in 2016.

Two years later, in 2018, César gave an interview to Univision Entertainment and although he admitted that he thinks private life should not be exposed, he supports Leon’s decisions (as his fans call him).

“I support him, I love him and I recognize that he fights for his happiness (…) you always have to be there so that they have a good woman or a good man.”

Tell us, did you know the unconditional love that these celebrities offer their LGBTQ+ relatives? What do you think of these stories?

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