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With the growing global environmental awareness, the development of renewable and green materials has gained increased worldwide interest. Being at the heart of current scientific research studies, renewable polymers, include natural, semisynthetic, and microbial polymers, have a scope in vast diverse applications in packaging, agriculture, medicine, and optoelectronic technological fields.
Elsevier, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Volume 84, March 2021
Introduction: Skin diseases have a significant global impact on quality of life, mental health, and loss of income. The burden of dermatologic conditions and its relationship with socioeconomic status in Asia is currently not well understood. Methods: We selected Global Burden of Disease Study datasets to analyze disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) in 50 Asian countries, including Central Asia, northern Asia, eastern Asia, western Asia, southeastern Asia, and southern Asia, between 1990 and 2017.
RELX’s Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, Dr Márcia Balisciano, talks to Professor Jerome Nriagu and Dr Jann Murray-Garcia about their work to end racism.
What vaccines are currently available? How will they help? Are they safe? Is Covid-19 here to stay and will there be more pandemics? Just some of the questions answered by John McConnell, Editor, The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

In recognition of International Women’s Day (IWD), Elsevier, a global leader in information analytics specializing in science and health, has launched a free access special issue of curated content focused on women and gender issues in health and sciences.

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Distributed Energy Resources in Local Integrated Energy Systems, Optimal Operation and Planning, 2021, Pages 1-29

This book chapter advances SDG 7 by surveying literature concerning the use of distributed energy resources in the context of local energy systems, including the deployment of local solutions to generate, store, and manage energy at small scale and micro-scale; grid-related aspects and solutions for optimal grid operation; and finally emergent aspects referring to local energy systems, markets and energy communities, which are gaining relevance in the present and future context of energy transition.
John McConnell, Editor of The Lancet Infectious Diseases on COVID-19 vaccine safety and confidence
Background: Hippocampus segmentation on magnetic resonance imaging is of key importance for the diagnosis, treatment decision and investigation of neuropsychiatric disorders. Automatic segmentation is an active research field, with many recent models using deep learning. Most current state-of-the art hippocampus segmentation methods train their methods on healthy or Alzheimer's disease patients from public datasets. This raises the question whether these methods are capable of recognizing the hippocampus on a different domain, that of epilepsy patients with hippocampus resection.
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Materials and the Environment, Third Edition: Chapter 11 - Renewable materials, natural materials, Volume , 2021

This book chapter advances SDGs 9 and 12 by exploring whether renewable materials, derived wholly or in part from nature, can play a larger role in the engineering economy of the 21st century.

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