Scientia Issue #144
WORKING TOWARDS A HEALTHIER AND HAPPIER WORLD
Welcome to the latest issue of Scientia! In this inspiring instalment of the latest advances in science and research, we focus on the vital work of researchers whose common goal is to make the world healthier and happier.
Globally, human life expectancy has more than doubled in the past two centuries, and in many ways, life is easier than ever before. When the COVID-19 pandemic struck in 2020, we were provided with a sudden and stark reminder of the fragility of life, the vulnerability of our healthcare systems, and the potential for major disease outbreaks to change all aspects of life as we know it. At the same time, we also face other urgent, global challenges to human health, including cancer, heart disease, and the increasing prevalence of mental health conditions.
Our first section is dedicated to critical advances in medicine and health. We can read about the latest developments in understanding the multifaceted causes of cancer as well as innovative approaches to optimising treatment for this devastating disease. We can also read of important new insights into human immunodeficiency virus and autoimmune diseases, and key developments in cardiology, urology and other clinical fields.
Our second section focuses on pioneering research in psychology and neuroscience. Here, we can read about the mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline, as well as how this is paving the way for the development of new therapeutics. We can also read about the development of effective Interventions to improve mental health in rural communities and in prisons, and a range of other approaches levelled at untangling the complexities of the human mind and behaviour.
Published in the UK, by Science Diffusion ltd ISSN 2059-898X (online)
Meet The Team…
Dr Catherine Deeprose
Catherine Chalkley, MSc
Sarah Drury, PhD
Elizabeth Jarman, BSc
Sophie Langdon, MSci
Aldo Olivieri, PhD
Jodi Parslow, PhD
Laszlo Pazmany, PhD
Helen Rickard, MSc
Elesa Zehndorfer, PhD