Materials Today Sustainability, Volume 3-4, March 2019

The built environment is responsible for large negative ecological impacts due in part to the vast amount of materials used in construction. Concurrently, construction and demolition activities result in vast amounts of materials being buried, burnt, and dumped. It is essential therefore to analyze the impact of building materials acquisition, use, and transformation on the ecosystems people inhabit and rely upon for well-being. Typically, this is examined in terms of material use, energy use, and emission of pollutants including greenhouse gases.

Altered synaptic structure and function is a major hallmark of fragile X syndrome (FXS), autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), and other intellectual disabilities (IDs), which are therefore classified as synaptopathies. FXS and ASDs, while clinically and genetically distinct, share significant comorbidity, suggesting that there may be a common molecular and/or cellular basis, presumably at the synapse.

There is a metabolic rift running through our economy and culture, and it is distracting our attention from care for the biosphere. To heal this rift, the diverse groups of people that make up humankind need a shared purpose that everyone can relate to and support. A strong candidate for that shared purpose is care for the bioregion—bioregioning—as an activity that creates value.


Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 101, March 2019

Research into alternative renewable energy generation is a priority, due to the ever-increasing concern of climate change. Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) are one potential avenue to be explored, as a partial solution towards combating the over-reliance on fossil fuel based electricity. Limitations have slowed the advancement of MFC development, including low power generation, expensive electrode materials and the inability to scale up MFCs to industrially relevant capacities. However, utilisation of new advanced electrode-materials (i.e.


Handbook of Sleep Disorders in Medical Conditions, 2019, Pages 253-276

This chapter addresses goal 3 by providing an overview of sleep disorders in dementia.
This book chapter advances SDG 5 and 10 by investigating how to navigate and confront biases and discrimination while preserving a positive impression and reducing biases.
This book chapter advances SDG 5 and 10 by investigating how to confront bias and prejudice through online and social media platforms.

Confronting Prejudice and Discrimination, The Science of Changing Minds and Behaviors, 2019, Pages 3-28

This chapter advances SDGs 3 and 10 by examining predicted and actual personal responses to racism and sexism by targets of bias and by nontarget group witnesses.
This chapter advances SDGs 3 and 10 by proposing that patient confrontation of physician bias may serve as a self-advocacy tool that reduces physician bias and improves quality of patient care.
Tay–Sachs disease is an inherited lysosomal storage disease resulting from mutations in the lysosomal enzyme, β-hexosaminidase A, and leads to excessive accumulation of GM2 ganglioside.