Research

Elsevier,

Stem Cells, Third Edition, 2021, Pages 383-399

This book chapter advances SDG 3 by explaining how many scientists share the conviction that human stem cell technology and greater understanding of stem cell biology will in the coming decades fulfill much of its promise and revolutionise medicine as we know it today, improving patient care without past precedent.
Elsevier,

Food, Medical, and Environmental Applications of Polysaccharides, 2021, Pages 381-400

This chapter advances SDGs 3 and 11 by covering the latest advances in biosensors, which play an innovative role in biomedical applications and improving healthcare. Additionally, the focus is on biosensors derived from natural polysaccharides, i.e. sustainable, bio-based materials.
Elsevier,

Translational Biotechnology, 2021, Pages 53-77

This book chapter advances SDG 3 by explaining how the role of biotechnology as a forerunner in the pathway of revolution of human lives has been promising in the recent past. The achievements of biotechnology in the bio-medical front encompass various products like novel vaccines, diagnostic devices, and novel therapeutic strategies.
Elsevier,

Gemma C. Cotton, Natalie R. Lagesse, Liam S. Parke, Carla J. Meledandri, 3.04 - Antibacterial Nanoparticles, Editor(s): David L. Andrews, Robert H. Lipson, Thomas Nann, Comprehensive Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Second Edition), Academic Press, 2019, Pages 65-82

This chapter advances SDGs 3 and 6 by showing how increasing bacterial resistance to commonly used antibiotics is a pressing threat to the human population on a global scale. As the development of new combative drugs is complex, expensive, time consuming and risky, there has been a strong focus in recent years to develop alternative strategies for the treatment of bacterial infections, and nanoscale materials have emerged a strong contender for this purpose.
Elsevier,

Lancet Planetary Health, Volume 5, Issue 3, March 2021, Pages e121–e134.

This article addresses SDG 3 and SDG 11 by estimating the proportion of annual preventable deaths due to air pollution in European cities. A large proportion of premature deaths were caused by air pollution, and the mortality burden varied considerably between cities, indicating where urgent action is most needed to reduce air pollution below WHO guidelines.
Elsevier, One Earth, Volume 4, 22 January 2021
The upcoming Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) meeting, and adoption of the new Global Biodiversity Framework, represent an opportunity to transform humanity's relationship with nature. Restoring nature while meeting human needs requires a bold vision, including mainstreaming biodiversity conservation in society. We present a framework that could support this: the Mitigation and Conservation Hierarchy.
Elsevier,

Current Research in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 4, January 2021

In this discussion, the authors present the most recent developments on porous liquids and how they can tackle energy and environmental issues through coupling with membrane technology. This article advances SDGs 7, 9 and 13.
Elsevier,

Tackling impostor syndrome: A multidisciplinary approach, Clinical Imaging, 2021

This journal article advances SDGs 3, 5 and 10 by explaining imposter syndrome, how it affects high-achieving women, and tips on how to tackle it.
Elsevier,

One Earth, Volume 4, 22 January 2021

Maintaining or restoring connectivity among wildlife populations is a primary strategy to overcome the negative impacts of habitat fragmentation. Yet, current connectivity planning efforts typically assess landscape resistance, the ability of organisms to cross various biophysical elements in a landscape, while overlooking the various ways in which human behaviors influence connectivity. Here, we introduce the concept of “anthropogenic resistance” to capture the impacts of human behaviors on species' movement through a landscape.

Elsevier,

Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, Volume 305, 1 January 2021

Thirty-one pesticide residues were analyzed in 180 agricultural topsoils and 155 earthworms. The soils (100 %) and earthworms (92 %) contained at least one pesticide. The initial predicted environmental concentrations in soils were exceeded in 22 % of the soils.

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