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 ties 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 the rare disease Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH), a proliferation of abnormal histiocytes, which are inflammatory immune cells that constantly patrol the body for invaders and can infiltrate multiple body parts including the bones, skin and nervous system.
Elsevier,

Pierre Boissery, Philippe Lenfant, Gilles Lecaillon, Anaïs Gudefin, Sebastien Fonbonne, Mohamed Selfati, Najib El Ouamari, Robert Brunet, Free Espinosa, Hocein Bazairi, Chapter 7 - The ecological restoration: A way forward the conservation of marine biodiversity, Editor(s): Free Espinosa,
Coastal Habitat Conservation, Academic Press, 2023, Pages 171-191, ISBN 9780323856133

This content aligns with Goal 14: Life under Water by stressing the import of ecological restoration to preserve marine biodiversity.
Diagram Achalasia
This article ties 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 the rare disease Achalasia, which involves damage to the nerves in the esophagus causing the lower esophageal sphincter, a circular muscle at the end of the esophagus, to be unable to relax. The resulting symptoms include difficulty swallowing and chest pain.
Diagram of Esophageal Atresia & Tracheoesophageal Fistula
This article ties 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 the rare birth defect Esophageal Atresia & Tracheoesophageal Fistula. This disease occurs when the esophagus fails to develop correctly, essentially ending in a blind pouch that is commonly connected to the trachea, creating a tracheoesophageal fistula.
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This article ties 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 the rare disease Achondroplasia, the most commonly occurring form of skeletal dysplasia that occurs in approximately 1 in 20,000-30,000 live births.
Elsevier,

Radiology Case Reports,
Volume 18, Issue 3,
2023,
Pages 1232-1238

Chromosomal examination revealed a 46XY karyotype pattern.
Kallmann syndrome (KS) is a rare genetic disorder that refers to the association between hypogonadotropic hypogonadism and anosmia or hyposmia due to abnormal migration of olfactory axons and gonadotropin-releasing hormone-producing neurons.
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Alexis C.R. Hoste, Sigrid Görgen, Philippe Jacques, Chapter 10 - Increasing the natural biodiversity of microbial lipopeptides using a synthetic biology approach, Editor(s): Gloria Soberón-Chávez, In Foundations and Frontiers in Enzymology, Biosurfactants, Academic Press, 2023, Pages 203-247, ISBN 9780323916974

This content aligns with Goal 15: Life on land by investigating how synthetic biology can affect the synthesis of lipopeptides and increase their biodiversity.
This article is NeuroView on blood-based biomarkers for AD and deployment in diverse settings
This chapter advances the UN SDG Goal 3: Good Health by covering the range of approaches to the control of tick and tick-borne diseases.
Chen and Holtzman review the emerging roles of both innate and adaptive immunity, their alterations, their interplay, and their contributions to the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease. They proposed that targeting dysregulated innate and adaptive immune responses in both brain parenchyma and border structures could lead to important therapeutics for preventing and treating the disease.

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