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An effective response to climate change demands rapid replacement of fossil carbon energy sources. This must occur concurrently with an ongoing rise in total global energy consumption. While many modelled scenarios have been published claiming to show that a 100% renewable electricity system is achievable, there is no empirical or historical evidence that demonstrates that such systems are in fact feasible. Of the studies published to date, 24 have forecast regional, national or global energy requirements at sufficient detail to be considered potentially credible.
To test the hypothesis that sleep can reverse cognitive impairment during Alzheimer's disease, we enhanced sleep in flies either co-expressing human amyloid precursor protein and Beta-secretase (APP:BACE), or in flies expressing human tau. The ubiquitous expression of APP:BACE or human tau disrupted sleep. The sleep deficits could be reversed and sleep could be enhanced when flies were administered the GABA-A agonist 4,5,6,7-tetrahydroisoxazolo-[5,4-c]pyridine-3-ol (THIP).
Elsevier, Neurobiology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms, Volume 2, 2017
Sleep disorders are prevalent in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and a major cause of institutionalization. Like AD pathology, sleep abnormalities can appear years before cognitive decline and may be predictive of dementia. A bidirectional relationship between sleep and amyloid β (Aβ) has been well established with disturbed sleep and increased wakefulness leading to increased Aβ production and decreased Aβ clearance; whereas Aβ deposition is associated with increased wakefulness and sleep disturbances. Aβ fluctuates with the sleep-wake cycle and is higher during wakefulness and lower during sleep.
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The Psychology of Gender and Health: Conceptual and Applied Global Concerns, 2017, Pages 343-361

This chapter advances SDG 5 on gender equality by considering the origins of mainstreaming as a national policy initiative in England, describing the initiatives promoted and reflecting on both the progress that was made and its limitations.
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Handbook of Cannabis and Related Pathologies, Biology, Pharmacology, Diagnosis, and Treatment,  2017, Pages 131-137

This chapter advances SDG 5, Gender Equality, by exploring the gender differences among individuals with cannabis use disorder.
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Physical Activity and the Aging Brain, Effects of Exercise on Neurological Function, 2017, Pages 141-150

This chapter addresses goal 3 by examining the role that exercise and physical activity play on Alzheimer’s Disease.
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The Psychology of Criminal and Antisocial Behavior: Victim and Offender Perspectives, 2017, Pages 343-359

Contributing to SDGs 3 and 5, this chapter discusses the importance that those dealing with domestic violence are well trained to recognise the warning signs, behaviors, and circumstances that are associated with domestic violence and its various incarnations, as well as the psychological, social, and physical consequences of this form of victimization.
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Explaining Suicide: Patterns, Motivations, and What Notes Reveal, 2017, Pages 51-71

Contributing to SDGs 3 and 5, this chapter examines interpersonal relationships as a motivation for suicide.
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Chemical Business, 5 January 2017

Carbon dioxide is becoming a valuable raw material for chemical industry
It is a sign of the maturity of the green and biobased chemicals sector that major producers and technology providers are making moves to join the entrepreneurs and start-ups that have been driving the technology forward. This positive trend supports the advancing of SDG 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, and SDG 7 Affordable and Clean Energy.
To advance Goal 5, this webinar highlights the need for businesses to create economic opportunities for young women around the world.

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