Anticipation for an upcoming Gorillaz album is at an all-time-high. The group started chronicling their entire history on social media two weeks ago, posting videos and clips from all of their releases and performances over the years. Then, ten new pages from The Book of Noodle released last week, confirming the start of their fourth phase. With no official announcement of an album release date, a recent report revealed that that the new record is just two weeks away from completion. While they’re still in the studio, these social media spasms have us thinking the actual release is near.Today, the Internet flared up with another story from Gorillaz: The Book of Russel, which sees characterized drummer Russel Hobbs on a quest to rescue his bandmate Noodle after an attack on Plastic Beach. As The Book of Russel concludes, “The band was getting back together.” #TheBookofRussel pic.twitter.com/7mm9lidrTB— gorillaz (@gorillaz) October 7, 2016[H/T CoS] A few days later… #TheBookofRussel pic.twitter.com/BsK3I4kVNh— gorillaz (@gorillaz) October 7, 2016 Read the entire series below, and rejoice for the return of the Gorillaz! With Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett at the helm, we can’t wait to see what this future release has in store.
Researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have found a novel mechanism causing type 2 diabetes that could be targeted to prevent or treat the disease. The research highlights a previously unrecognized molecular pathway that contributes to the malfunction of liver cells in obesity, leading to insulin resistance and diabetes.The study appears online November 24, 2014 in Nature Medicine.“While it is well-established that obesity generates cellular and molecular stress leading to abnormal functioning of many cellular processes, the mechanisms remain incompletely understood,” said senior author Gökhan S. Hotamisligil, chair of the Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases and the Sabri Ülker Center for Nutrient, Genetic, and Metabolic Research. “Our study revealed that one of these mechanisms involves metabolic stress-induced structural changes within liver cells that compromise their function.”The researchers used electron microscopy and other imaging techniques to view thousands of cells from the liver tissue of lean and obese mice. They counted each of the contact points between two cellular organelles — the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and mitochondria — and demonstrated for the first time that the number of these connections, called MAMs, markedly increase during obesity.
Ghanaian player Andre Ayew has broken his silence after the 2015 African Player of the Year was announced at an event in Abuja on Thursday night.The Black Stars vice-captain went up against Gabon’s Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Cote d’Ivoire’s Yaya Toure for Africa’s top individual football prize.The Swansea City player lost the accolade to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The post event comments by Yaya Toure slamming CAF for missing out on a fifth African Player of the Year award has spread like wildfire.Andre Ayew who has been on the low since the announcement in an interview with L’Equipe revealed how he thought him or Yaya Toure would win the award due to their participation in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations final.Ayew said in the interview with L’Equipe:“They need to explain the criteria that they use to choose the winner of this trophy. I think that playing the final game of the African cup of nations should be considered. I played this game and so did Yaya. I thought that the winner will be one of us “Aubameyang is a friend of mine. He made a great performance this year. He scored a lot of important goals but Yaya and me, we don’t have the same position that’s why we have less goals compared to him.“However, I think that the Africans should consider their competitions before choosing the winner. To be honest, I think that the winner should have been me or Yaya”.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports