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The Alzheimer's disease (AD) was discovered and the pathological hallmarks were revealed more than a century ago. Subsequently, many remarkable discoveries and breakthroughs provided us with mechanistic insights into the pathogenesis of AD. The identification of the molecular underpinning of the disease not only provided the framework of AD pathogenesis but also targets for therapeutic inventions. Despite all the initial successes, no effective treatment for AD has emerged yet as all the late stage of clinical trials have failed.
Sexual and gender minority (SGM) individuals face marked disparities in substance use. The present narrative review explores research on substance use in SGM communities using a minority stress theory lens. We define the SGM population and minority stress, and explore stresses and substance use disparities in adolescence, adulthood, and older age. Though research on this topic is beginning to highlight the relationship between stress and substance use for SGM individuals, more work is needed on older SGM populations and in translating research findings to effective interventions.
Elsevier, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 100, February 2019
Blockchains or distributed ledgers are an emerging technology that has drawn considerable interest from energy supply firms, startups, technology developers, financial institutions, national governments and the academic community. Numerous sources coming from these backgrounds identify blockchains as having the potential to bring significant benefits and innovation. Blockchains promise transparent, tamper-proof and secure systems that can enable novel business solutions, especially when combined with smart contracts.
Elsevier,

The Lancet, Volume 393, 9 - 15 February 2019

Feminism is a social movement that promotes gender equality and social justice for all individuals, regardless of gender identification.
Contributing to SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions), this report constitutes a first step to establish evidence that can be used to inform practice in the joint application of UN sanctions and mediation, in its efforts to prevent and resolve conflict.
Elsevier,

Introductory Immunology (Second Edition), Basic Concepts for Interdisciplinary Applications, 2019, Pages 123-131

Examines the coordinated effort of cells and blood components to detect and defend against cancers. Supports SDG 3.4.1 By 2030, reduce by one third mortality rate attributed to cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes or chronic respiratory disease
In this short video, former UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, responds to two questions about the importance of data and partnerships in advancing the SDGs.
Elsevier,

Global Mental Health and Psychotherapy

Adapting Psychotherapy for Low- and Middle-Income Countries, Global Mental Health in Practice, 2019, Pages 341-362

This chapter supports SDGs 3 and 16 by exploring the field of refugee mental health and focusing on interventions for vulnerable subpopulations such as women, child soldiers, and torture survivors.
Elsevier,

The Lancet, Volume 393, Number 10171, 9 February 2019, pages 493-610. 

This special issue from The Lancet focusses on SDG 5 (gender equality) within science, medicine, and global health, contributing to SDG 3 (good health and wellbeing).  This issue also contributes to SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth) and SDG 10 (reduced inequalities).

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