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Neuron - Volume 99, Issue 4, 22 August 2018, Pages 635-639

This journal article addresses SDGs 3 and 10 by discussing how implicit (and explicit) biases hinder true scientific and medical progress, calling for greater inclusion and diversity
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Advanced Rehabilitative Technology, Neural Interfaces and Devices, 2018, Pages 1-10

Presents insights into emerging technologies and developments that are currently used or on the horizon in biological systems and mechatronics for rehabilitative purposes. This chapter addresses SDG 10 by providing detailed description of the bio-mechatronic systems used and then presents implementation and testing tactics to address the challenges of rehabilitative applications in areas of bio-signal processing, bio-modelling, neural and muscular interface, and neural devices.
This Elsevier Atlas Award winning article directly contributes to SDGs 1 (no poverty) and 5 (gender equality). This research piece identifies the importance of gender equality and women's empowerment for the improvement of child welfare and poverty reduction.

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Contributing to SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions), this technical note aims to help guide programming intended to prevent and address the recruitment and use of children by armed groups in today’s conflicts.
This viewpoint reflects on women's contribution to sustainable ocean governance, supporting SDG 5 (gender equality) and 14 (life below water). This article discusses the unique contributions women offer to ocean governance and the necessity to reduce systematically- embedded hurdles currently supporting gendered decision-taking in ocean governance.
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Trends in Ecology & Evolution, Volume 33, Issue 8, August 2018, Pages 568-571.
 

This article explores the conflicts between SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) and SDG 15 (life on land). This piece argues that many decision makers have deep mis-conceptions surrounding the benefits of roads and provides a range of tactics to conservation scientists who oppose a particular roading project.
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The Immune System and Mental Health, 2018, Pages 483-515

This chapter addresses goal 3 by investigating the immune system to identify factors that can undermine and impair mental health, including Alzheimer’s Disease.
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Journal of Molecular Biology, Volume 430, Issue 15, 20 July 2018, Pages 2266-2273.

This Elsevier Atlas Award winning article contributes to SDGs 3 (good health and well-being), 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) and 10 (reduced inequalities). The eRepo-ORP database resource provides a cheaper and faster alternative to traditional drug discovery methods, potentially improving the lives of the 350 million people worldwide living with rare diseases.
A John Deere tractor pulling a direct drill through a field of stubble
Direct drilling - where the ground is not ploughed before a new crop is established - helps conserve soil moisture and structure and prevents wind erosion. Switching to direct drilling, or "no-till", can therefore bring big savings in labour and machinery costs. However does this translate to better gross margins? A benchmarking study, which compared no-till with more conventional approach, suggest there are savings to be made despite dips in yield. This supports SDG12: Responsible Consumption and Production.
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Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 17, 2018, e00068, ISSN 2214-9937

There is a need to develop technology to enable a resource-efficient and economically feasible recycling system for lithium-ion batteries and thus assure the future supply of the component materials. Contributing to SDGs 7, 9 and 12, this article suggests research areas that could enable the development of improved recycling methods, with separation technologies identified as the most promising.

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