The role of science in achieving the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cannot be overstated. Science, technology, and innovation are instrumental to addressing the significant challenges encompassed within the 17 SDGs, ranging from poverty and inequality to climate change and biodiversity loss.

Science underpins our understanding of the challenges our world faces and is pivotal in SDG 13 (Climate Action) and SDG 14 (Life Below Water) and 15 (Life on Land), where understanding ecosystems, environmental degradation, and climate change is paramount. Research in the Earth and environmental sciences provides us with knowledge about the severity of these issues and potential mitigation and adaptation strategies.

Furthermore, in SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being), science in the form of medical research and biotechnology contributes to the development of treatments and preventive measures for various diseases. Vaccines, therapeutic drugs, and disease prevention techniques have been made possible due to advancements in biological and health sciences.

Moreover, technological advancements and innovative solutions, often rooted in science, are essential to achieving SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), and SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure). From developing renewable energy technologies to creating systems that enhance water and sanitation accessibility, science serves as the bedrock of these innovations.

Science also plays a critical role in SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) by improving agricultural methods, crop yields, and food storage. Through genetic engineering and modern farming techniques, scientists can help increase food security and reduce world hunger.

Finally, science is integral to SDG 4 (Quality Education). A well-rounded education should include a robust scientific curriculum that fosters critical thinking, problem-solving, and a deep understanding of the world. Furthermore, by promoting scientific literacy, societies are better equipped to make informed decisions about policies and practices that affect sustainable development.

To make strides in achieving the SDGs, the scientific community, policymakers, and society must work together. The integration of science into policy-making processes is fundamental in developing and implementing sustainable and impactful strategies that move us closer to accomplishing these ambitious yet achievable goals.


eBioMedicine, Volume 93, July 2023

This Article supports SDGs 3 and 13 by identifying knowledge gaps in the relationship between harmul algal bloom aerosols and human health.

Neuron, 2023, ISSN 0896-6273,

Review article discussing how risk factors and accumulation of environmental insults over one's life contribute to later life neurodegenerative disorders
This podcast discusses the relevance of lipid oxidation in brain activity, how work in redox proteomics helps us to understand the role of specific proteins in the development of Alzheimer's pathology, why metabolic disorders have such a major risk factor for the development of dementia. how down syndrome is a model of Alzheimer's and Dr. Butterfield's thoughts on future antioxidant strategies in the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's & new therapeutic approaches. Plus advice for young people pursuing science and medicine as a career.
This article This Article supports SDGs 9, 11 and 13 by looking at the case of FuelEU maritime as an example of policy change for decarbonisation of international maritime transport.

Anesthesia and Analgesia in Laboratory Animals, Third Edition, 2023, pp 3-16

This chapter aligns with Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing and Goal 15: Life on Land by discussing the ethical considerations of using laboratory animals as test subjects.
This chapter aligns with Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing and Goal 15: Life on Land by considering best practices for using anesthesia on laboratory animals to promote laboratory animal welfare.
This study contributes to Goal 15 - Life on Land because it shows that tree growth to temperature change is a combination of short-term plastic and long-term adaptive reactions, and it suggests a limited adaptation to climate warming of trees growing at high altitudes. Such studies remind us that Life on Land as we know it currently will only be possible through conservation of natural ecosystems.
Good paper on how electroencephalography monitoring is being used as a method to diagnose Alzheimer's.
The article describes how to turn waste plastics into high-quality liquid oils by thermal and catalytic pyrolysis.
Cell type-specific transcriptional differences between brain tissues from donors with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and unaffected controls have been well documented, but few studies have rigorously interrogated the regulatory mechanisms responsible for these alterations. We performed single nucleus multiomics (snRNA-seq plus snATAC-seq) on 105,332 nuclei isolated from cortical tissues from 7 AD and 8 unaffected donors to identify candidate cis-regulatory elements (CREs) involved in AD-associated transcriptional changes.