The Lancet Global Health, Volume 9, December 2021

This study supports SDGs 3 and 6 by showing that a handwashing intervention involving disgust-inducing messages, combined with the provision of handwashing stations in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, successfully increased rates of handwashing with soap after toilet use. These findings demonstrate the effectiveness of combining health-based messaging with non-health-based messaging when implementing water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions.
Elsevier, Thinking Skills and Creativity, Volume 42, December 2021
Sustainability-oriented innovation (SOI) is receiving increased focus, as sustainability takes a more central role in business, development, and education arenas. SOI processes typically draw from design thinking toolkits, with a focus on the user's needs and experiences. While this is an effective way to ensure that the innovation process is grounded in real, definable needs, it's also limited in its ability to place the problem in a larger societal and systemic context. This can lead to a narrow or incomplete problem definition.
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Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 32, December 2021

Microplastics (MPs) are found in all conceivable media from air, sediments, soils, freshwater, seawater, and organisms, including humans. This paper emphasizes current advances in the study of MPs and presents a review of recent two years of literature on the occurrence and fate of these particles in the environment. The occurrence and fate of MPs are affected by their characteristics and interaction with the media in the environment, including particle mobility and transport processes.

Relative number of participants with a diagnosis of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) in studies that assessed its association with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.

CJC Open, Volume 3, Issue 12, December 2021

In studies of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, white women are overrepresented. There is limited and heterogeneous reporting of race and ethnicity information across studies and few include race and/or ethnicity variables in statistical analysis.

Biomarkers in Neuropsychiatry, Volume 5, December 2021

This review article examines the various types of diagnostic biomarkers which are used in the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease and summerizes the A/T/N classification system for Alzheimer’s biomarkers and its use in the biomarker-based diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Furthermore it reviews the use of structural MRI, 18F-FDG PET, Amyloid PET, Tau PET, cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers, and the emerging role of plasma biomarkers in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. In doing so the authors discuss each biomarkers correlation with pathologic findings, ability to distinguish Alzheimer’s disease from healthy aging, ability to distinguish Alzheimer’s disease from other neurodegenerative diseases, role in A/T/N classification system, and limitations of each biomarker.
Elsevier, The Lancet Planetary Health, Volume 5, December 2021
This Personal View supports SDGs 3 and 13, drawing attention to how the lived experiences of disability can deepen understanding of climate-resilient development, and how marginalisation increases vulnerability. The paper stresses the importance of solidarity in underpinning social choices.
Elsevier, The Lancet Global Health, Volume 9, December 2021
An Article in support of SDG 3, estimating the global burden of tuberculosis, inclusive of post-tuberculosis morbidity and mortality, in view of the increasing evidence of long-term disability and elevated mortality risks in tuberculosis survivors.

Fuel Communications
Volume 10, March 2022, 100045

This paper looks into the issues around renewable energy with a view to identify the opportunities for Nigeria and critically review the nation's renewable energy policy vis-à-vis the efforts and achievement of governments and indigenous practitioners.

IBRO Neuroscience Reports, Volume 11, December 2021

Depression is a serious mental and mood disorder with global health and economic burden. Nutrition through the application of necessary food classes or herbs as well as their phytochemicals, may go a long way to effectively manage depression. This nutritional strategy should be given more attention in research, assessment and treatment for those with depression and other mental illness in low income countries, especially in Africa.

Redox Biology, Volume 48, December 2021

MiRNA mouse models are emerging tools to study the protective and/or deleterious effects of miRNAs in human diseases. In the current study, miR-455-3p TG and KO models were successfully generated by using pronuclear injection of miR-455-3p transgene to mouse embryo and CRISPER/Cas9 knockout techniques.