Science

Elsevier,

Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, Volume 57, March 2020, 101759

Clinical assessment of speech abnormalities in Cerebellar Ataxia (CA) is subjective and prone to intra- and inter-clinician inconsistencies. Contributing to SDGs 3 and 10, this paper presents an automated objective method based on a single syllable repetition task to detect and quantify speech-timing anomalies in ataxic speech. Such a technique is non-invasive, reliable, fast, cost-effective and can be used in the comfort of home without any professional assistance.
Elsevier,

International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, Volume 106, Issue 4, 15 March 2020, Pages 690-692

In this journal article, we advance SDG 3 and 5 by describing the gender makeup of the American Board of Radiology (ABR) volunteer RO leadership to clarify the current gender diversity within its ranks. 
Elsevier,

Journal of Neuroscience Methods, Volume 337, 1 May 2020, 108669

This article addresses goal 3 by investigating the use of MRI for early Alzheimer's disease diagnosis.
Furthering SDG 7, this paper suggests a new way of preparing n-type Mg3Sb2-based Zintl compounds with high thermoelectric performance. It demonstrates that a large amount of extra Mg is not needed to achieve high ZT as long as Mg vacancies are suppressed and carrier concentration is properly optimized.
This conference summary presents world bone experts’ most current consensus positions for appropriate practice regarding densitometric monitoring of bone health, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry machine cross-calibration, care of bone in instance of spinal cord injury, periprosthetic and orthopedic bone health, transgender medicine, and pediatric bone health. The article furthers SDG 3.
The authors of this meta-analysis assessed the usefulness of multidisciplinary care teams (MCTs) in reducing amputation rates in adults with diabetes. They found that after implementing an MCT amputation prevention program, healthcare systems experience a very significant reduction in amputations. The study furthers SDG 3 (Good health and well-being) by illustratating the effectiveness of investing in an MCT prevention program in terms of ‘possible limbs saved’.
Elsevier,

Global Environmental Change, Volume 60, January 2020

Improving research practices for scientific collaboration could lead to improved knowledge use, including in climate change research supporting SDG 13 and SDG 17.

Partner content

United Nations University, November 2019.

Contributing to SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities) and SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions), this research prioritized engaging with young people as research partners in order to examine the needs of children exiting violent armed groups.
Elsevier,

Neuron, Volume 104, Issue 4, 2019, Pages 637-653, ISSN 0896-6273, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2019.09.018.

This journal article addresses SDG 3 by discussing chronic pain, a major cause of loss of livelihood worldwide. How chronic pain influences other disorders, like depression and sleep disturbances, and how to exploit mechanistic understanding for clinical therapeutic benefit are also discussed.
This book chapter advances SDG 3 and 6 by presenting state-of-the-art design and use of adsorbents, membranes, and UV/oxidation processes, along with the challenges that will need to be addressed to close the gap between development and implementation in water/wastewater treatment applications.

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