Biodiversity: the overlooked source of human health

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Linhares, Yuliya, Kaganski, Alexander, Agyare, Christian, Kurnaz, Isil A., Neergheen, Vidushi, Kolodziejczyk, Bartlomiej, Kędra, Monika, Wahajuddin, Muhammad, El-Youssf, Lahcen, Cruz, Thomas Edison dela, Baran, Yusuf, Pešić, Milica, Shrestha, Uttam, Bakiu, Rigers, Bakiu, Rigers, Allard, Pierre-Marie, Rybtsov, Stanislav, Pieri, Myrtani, Siciliano, Velia and Bueso, Yensi Flores. 2023. "Biodiversity: the overlooked source of human health." Trends in Molecular Medicine. 29 (3), pp. 173-187. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molmed.2022.12.002
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Biodiversity: the overlooked source of human health

ERA Journal ID15185
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsLinhares, Yuliya, Kaganski, Alexander, Agyare, Christian, Kurnaz, Isil A., Neergheen, Vidushi, Kolodziejczyk, Bartlomiej, Kędra, Monika, Wahajuddin, Muhammad, El-Youssf, Lahcen, Cruz, Thomas Edison dela, Baran, Yusuf, Pešić, Milica, Shrestha, Uttam, Bakiu, Rigers, Bakiu, Rigers, Allard, Pierre-Marie, Rybtsov, Stanislav, Pieri, Myrtani, Siciliano, Velia and Bueso, Yensi Flores
Journal TitleTrends in Molecular Medicine
Journal Citation29 (3), pp. 173-187
Number of Pages15
Year2023
PublisherCell Press
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISSN1357-4310
1471-4914
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molmed.2022.12.002
Web Address (URL)https://www.cell.com/trends/molecular-medicine/fulltext/S1471-4914(22)00317-3
AbstractBiodiversity is the measure of the variation of lifeforms in a given ecological system. Biodiversity provides ecosystems with the robustness, stability, and resilience that sustains them. This is ultimately essential for our survival because we depend on the services that natural ecosystems provide (food, fresh water, air, climate, and medicine). Despite this, human activity is driving an unprecedented rate of biodiversity decline, which may jeopardize the life-support systems of the planet if no urgent action is taken. In this article we show why biodiversity is essential for human health. We raise our case and focus on the biomedicine services that are enabled by biodiversity, and we present known and novel approaches to promote biodiversity conservation. © 2022
Keywordsbiodiversity; synthetic biology; biomolecules; conservation; biomedicine
ANZSRC Field of Research 20204299. Other health sciences
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