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.

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Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism, Volume 51, Issue 6, December 2021, Pages 1186-1192

Understanding which cognitive domains have the potential to change with management of depression and anxiety symptoms (or vice versa) provides important clinical information for patients with systematic lupus and their doctors.
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Radiology Case Reports, Volume 17, August 2022

Schilder's disease is a rare form of multiple sclerosis. It concerns mostly teenagers and young adults. The Clinical signs and symptoms might be atypical for early multiple sclerosis which often mimics intracranial neoplasm or abscess.
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The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific, Volume 22, 2022, 100428

An Article on the burden of chronic hepatitis B and C infections in Japan, in the context of SDG 3, highlighting the need for improved screening strategies for hepatitis C virus and development of new therapies leading to a functional cure for hepatitis B virus.
Background and aims: The risk prediction of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) is a challenge especially in the era of antiviral therapy. The aim of this meta-analysis was to comprehensively evaluate the performance of existing HCC prediction scores in HCC prediction on antivirals. Methods: We searched PubMed, Web of Science and Cochrane Library for relevant prospective studies from the inception to August 24, 2021.
This review highlights the role of liposomes in delivering drugs across blood-brain barrier which has been seen to reducing the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD), Parkinson's disease (PD).
Supporting Goal 14: Life Below Water, Oceanology International North America's world-class exhibition and conference helps organisations reach buyers from key market regions and sectors worldwide and help them improve their strategies for measuring, developing, protecting and operating in the world’s oceans.
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Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology -Part A : Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Volume 267, May 2022

This article advances SDG # 15 and SDG # 11 by looking at the impact captivity has on wild animals and help identify which species may be able to successfully transition to a captive environment.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of complete decongestive therapy (CDT) in patients with breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL), in regard to volume reduction, functional status and quality of life (QoL). In th context of SDG Goal 3, the study found that phase 1 CDT in a combined manner performed daily for 3 weeks, greatly reduces the volumes as well as improves the disability and QoL, especially when performed earlier.
This article explores whether operations for carotid artery diseases reduce the risk of dementia.
World Water Day is on 22 March every year. This year’s theme is ‘groundwater’ and draws attention to the hidden water resource that has always been critically important but not fully recognized in sustainable development policymaking. To raise awareness on sustaining groundwater, Elsevier presents a curated list of publicly available journal articles and book chapters. At Elsevier, we are advancing #SDG6 research and ensuring that #groundwater is sustainably explored, analyzed, and monitored

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