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.

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.

Sex Differences in Cardiac Diseases, 2021, Pages 539-565

This book chapter advances SDG 3 by explaining how sex steroids (hormones), through their interactions with the sex steroid receptors present in the heart and vasculature, and their metabolic effects, play a vital role in cardiovascular (CV) health.

Peripartum Cardiomyopathy, 2021, Pages 21-31

This book chapter advances SDG 3 by explaining how peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a significant cause of pregnancy-associated morbidity and mortality.

Organ Repair and Regeneration, 2021, Pages 273-284

This book chapter advances SDG 3 by explaining how there are many strategies that have been implemented to increase the transplant donor pool, yet the gap between the demand and the offer remains too wide and, as a consequence, the number of patients dying on the waiting list keeps rising.

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.

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, Food Quality and Preference, Volume 87, January 2021
The consumption of meat contributes significantly to undesirable effects on the environment. In order to reduce the impact of animal husbandry, one approach is to decrease meat consumption by substituting plant-based meat alternatives. Because the consumption of such meat alternatives is currently rather low, the aim of this research was to identify the barriers that keep people from consuming meat alternatives and increase the probability of future consumption.
Elsevier, Catena, Volume 196, January 2021
As an important component of global change, plant invasion threaten the sustainability of global ecosystems and may alter the carbon dynamics in the invaded area. Knowledge of the effects of Spartina alterniflora invasion on soil organic carbon (SOC) and soil inorganic carbon (SIC) stocks and their profile distribution is limited in coastal salt marshes, which are referred as important “blue carbon” ecosystems. A short-term invasion chronosequence of 2–10 years was used to evaluate the responses of SOC and SIC over the invasion period in the Yellow River Estuary, China.
Elsevier, Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, Volume 305, 1 January 2021
Critical knowledge gaps about environmental fate and unintentional effects of currently used pesticides (CUPs) hamper the understanding and mitigation of their global impacts on ecological processes. We investigated the exposure of earthworms to 31 multiclass CUPs in an arable landscape in France. We highlighted the presence of at least one pesticide in all soils (n = 180) and 92 % of earthworms (n = 155) both in treated crops and nontreated habitats (hedgerows, grasslands, and cereals under organic farming).