Articles

Children at Imperial College London
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Elsevier Connect, February 2017

The Elsevier Foundation partners with Imperial College London to support a high-tech makerspace next to the college. The programme offers 14 to 18 year-olds from one of London's most disadvanataged communities the opportunity to enhance soft skills and engage with cutting-edge science, engineering and design through workshops, afterscool clubs, and mentoring. The maker challange programmes offer important enrichment to young people, who would not otherwise have this explosure, and further support both SDG 4 and SDG 17.
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The Lancet, February 2017

Worldwide, the majority of women who die from breast or cervical cancer live in low-income and middle-income countries. Although proven and cost-effective interventions are available, incidence and related mortality from these cancers in some low-resource settings are increasing. In this first paper of the Lancet Series on health, equity, and women’s cancers, authors outline the consequences of these global inequities in cancer survival for women. The Series seeks to provide an advocacy and action framework for radically improving progress toward closing this global cancer divide.
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Applied Soil Ecology, Volume 110, February 2017, Pages 43-52

Advancing SDG 15, this article examines whether agricultural intensification in grasslands threatens microbial diversity.
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Elsevier Connect, 19 January 2017

Disaster risk reduction is embedded in target 5 for SDG 11 sustainable cities and communities. Recognising that Asia-Pacific is the most disaster-prone region in the world and the devastating impact natural disasters have on people, communities and economies, Elsevier is working with partners to advance understanding of natural disaster science and encourage collaboration between researchers and disciplines.
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Neurobiology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms, Volume 2, 2017

4,5,6,7-tetrahydroisoxazolo-[5,4-c]pyridine-3-ol (THIP) can be used to enhance sleep in two Drosophila models of Alzheimer's disease. Sleep can be used as a therapeutic to reverse Alzheimer's disease related deficits.
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Neurobiology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms, Volume 2, 2017

Amyloid β (Aβ) is believed to play a significant role in the development of sleep disturbances in the preclinical and clinical phases of Alzheimer's disease (AD).
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Midwifery, Volume 47, 2017, Pages 36-42

This paper is about the importance educating midwives on malaria. Malaria complicates 80% of pregnancies in Uganda, therefore equipping midwives with the necessary information to deliver malaria-related in-service education to pregnant women could reduce infant and maternal mortality in Uganda. This relates to SDG 3 and in-particular the targets 3.1 concerned with maternal mortality and 3.3 concerned with ending the epidemic of malaria.
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The Lancet, January 2017

Depression accounts for the largest burden of mental illness worldwide, with a global prevalence of 4·7% and an associated cost of US$1·15 trillion. Although psychological treatments are recommended as first-line interventions, most depressed people living in poor countries lack access to such treatments. This trial done in India is the first study to assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of psychological treatment for depression in a lower middle-income country, showing acceptability, feasibility, and cost-effectiveness when delivered by lay health-workers and advancing knowledge on SDG 3.
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Cognition, Volume 166, Pages 1-12, September 2017

This study describes a natural experiment on attitudes about a critical social issue, global warming, showing how political ideology moderates views on climate change: SDG 13. In the process, it provides convincing evidence about an important question concerning cognition: how we form beliefs.
The cost of the health SGDs
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Lancet Glob Health 2017; 5: e875–87

How much will it cost to reach the health-related SDGs in low-income and middle-income countries? This model-based projection analysis funded by the World Health Organization estimates that an extra $274 billion spending on health is needed per year by 2030 to make progress towards the SDG 3 targets—the equivalent of $58 per person. If actually spent, 97 million lives could be saved and life expectancy increased by 3·1–8·4 years.

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