Science

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.

This article relates to SDG 3. This resource, created together by Osmosis and the National Organization for Rare Diseases (NORD), aims to increase the knowledge and awareness about Pierre-Robin Sequence, a rare congenital condition characterized by physical anomalies that result in making the newborn's breathing difficult.
Diagram of Turner Syndrome
This article relates to SDG 3. This resource, created together by Osmosis and the National Organization for Rare Diseases (NORD), aims to increase the knowledge and awareness about Turner Syndrome, a condition characterized by a partial or complete loss of one of the two X chromosomes in females. The manifestations of this can be quite variable, resulting in infertility and/or distinctive physical features such as a short stature, webbed neck, or a “shield chest”.
Diagram of the disease
This article relates to SDG 3. This resource, created together by Osmosis and the National Organization for Rare Diseases (NORD), aims to increase the knowledge and awareness about retroperitoneal fibrosis, an inflammatory condition in which fiber-like tissue accumulates behind the peritoneum and causes lower back pain.
Description of tetralogy of fallot
This article related to SDG 3. This resource, created together by Osmosis and the National Organization for Rare Diseases (NORD), aims to increase the knowledge and awareness about Tetralogy of Fallot, the single most common form of congenital heart disease that causes cyanosis (bluish discoloration from lack of oxygen).
Elsevier,

Hafsa Yaiche Achour, Sid Ahmed Saadi, Chapter 18 - African salt lakes: distribution, microbial biodiversity, and biotechnological potential, Editor(s): Mostafa El-Sheekh, Hosam Easa Elsaied, Lakes of Africa, Elsevier, 2023, Pages 501-525, ISBN 9780323955270

This content aligns with Goal 14: Life under Water by thoroughly exploring African salt lake distribution and microbial diversity
For Rare Disease Day 2023, RELX's Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, Márcia Balisciano, speaks to Shiv Gaglani, CEO & Co-Founder of Osmosis.
The effects of forest harvesting are very evident aboveground, with clear contrasts between areas that are clearcut and those that are managed with some degree of retention of old trees.  The implications for the belowground portions of forest ecosystems are difficult to see, but fundamental to the future development of the recovering forest.
Elsevier,

International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology,
Volume 23, Issue 3,
2023,
100370

This article advocates the creation of tight partnerships between research teams and clinical units to translate the neuroscience of consciousness into better post-coma care.
hydrogen plant
What is renewable hydrogen and could it help lead the way towards reaching SDG 7, affordable and clean energy? ICIS, a RELX business, dives into the background and implications of the Delegated Act (DA), which outlines the minimum shares of renewable energy in the transport sector and sets out the conditions a hydrogen producer would need to meet in order for their hydrogen to be consider renewable (green) hydrogen.
Elsevier,

Pratima Bajpai, Chapter 3 - Biodiversity of thermotolerant microorganisms, Editor(s): Pratima Bajpai, In Progress in Biochemistry and Biotechnology,
Developments and Applications of Enzymes from Thermophilic Microorganisms, Academic Press, 2023, Pages 29-45, ISBN 9780443191978

This content aligns with Goal 15: Life on land in its discussion of hyperthermophilic microorganisms sourced from heated environments such as hot springs, and the biodiversity of these microorganisms.

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