Book chapters


Josiah O. Kuja, Anne W.T. Muigai, Jun Uetake, Chapter 8 - Metagenomics: A resilience approach to climate change and conservation of the African Glacier biodiversity, Editor(s): Catalina Lopez-Correa, Adriana Suarez-Gonzalez, In Translational and Applied Genomics, Genomics and the Global Bioeconomy, Academic Press, 2023, Pages 153-173, ISBN 9780323916011

This content aligns with Goal 15: Life on Land and Goal 2: Zero Hunger by investigating how new genomic applications can leverage agricultural production and how the utilization of bioresources like cold-active enzymes and freeze-resistant proteins from glaciers may help develop more drought-resilient plants.

From Fundamental Biology to Societal Impact
2023, Pages 725-744

This content aligns with Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing as well as Goal 10: Reducing Inequalities by presenting early evidence on what it meant to be a frail older individual in the COVID-19 pandemic from the perspective of three different settings: community, hospitals, and nursing homes. Lessons learned provide opportunities to improve health outcomes, community and health services, and how we want to live as aging societies.

Genomics and the Global Bioeconomy, 2022, pp 125-138

This chapter aligns with Goal 14: Life Below Water and Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure by acknowledging increased rates of Arctic transit resulting from declines in sea ice, recognizing the associated risk of increasingly frequent oil spills, and proposing methods to efficiently and effectively respond to such events.

Adolescent Mental Health
Towards Technological Advances and Service Innovations
2023, Pages 111-144

This content aligns with Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing as well as Goal 10: Reducing Inequalities by presenting available evidence of the effects of acute COVID-19 illness on children and young people, the impact on at-risk groups, and access to mental health services and education during the pandemic, as well as discussing the implications and recommendations for research, practice, and policy.

Empowering Underrepresented Students in Science, 2022, Pages 63 - 80

This content aligns with Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities by focusing on the impact and importance of building community for under-represented students in STEM.

Cardio-Hepatology: Connections Between Hepatic and Cardiovascular Disease, 2023, Pages 123-132

Chronic right-sided heart failure has deleterious effects on many organ systems, and the liver is no exception. Passive hepatic congestion not only can precipitate impaired hepatic synthetic function and hepatic fibrosis, but it can also predispose the liver to more severe acute injury in the setting of circulatory compromise, an entity known as hypoxic hepatitis.


Perloff's Clinical Recognition of Congenital Heart Disease (Seventh Edition)
2023, Pages 458-471

This content links with Goal 3: Good health and well-being and Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities by providing insights into truncus arteriosus, a failure of the aorta and pulmonary artery to separate into two distinct structures with their own semilunar valves.

Oncogenic Viruses, Volume 1: Fundamentals of Oncoviruses, 2023, Pages 5-27

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) accounts for between 85% and 90% of primary liver cancers. It has several interesting epidemiological characteristics. Differences in distribution have been noted between geographic regions and ethnic groups but also according to sex and the presence of several risk factors linked to the environment. A variety of risk factors for HCC have been reported, including hepatitis B and C viruses, aflatoxin B1, alcohol consumption, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and hemochromatosis. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a ubiquitous virus with worldwide distribution.


Urban Climate Adaptation and Mitigation, 2023, Pages 1-22

This chapter advances UN SGD goals 11 and 13 by providing introductory knowledge on urbanization trends and their implications in the context of global environmental change, as well as highlighting major challenges to be addressed and the need for disruptive smart solutions.

Oncogenic Viruses
Volume 1: Fundamentals of Oncoviruses
2023, Pages 243-262

This content supports the SDG Goal 3: Good health and well-being by exploring the long-term surveillance of the infected patient to help aid in understanding the connection between HCV and HCC and its related complications.