The health benefits of fiber include depression, dementia, and hypertension prevention, study says

The study, published in The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, found that people who ate more fiber from cereals, breads, and fruits actually experienced a lower risk of age-related diseases and disability, like high blood pressure and even cognitive problems. In the study, the researchers analyzed 1,600 adults who were… Lire la suite The health benefits of fiber include depression, dementia, and hypertension prevention, study says

Quebec wants to make Montreal an innovation hub for electric vehicles

Quebec’s government is determined to turn Montreal into a major hub for the electrification of vehicles. Premier Philippe Couillard promised on Monday that the province would help fund six fast-chargers for electric cars, and that they would be in place within the next six months along Highway 20 between Montreal and Quebec. Each fast-charging station… Lire la suite Quebec wants to make Montreal an innovation hub for electric vehicles

Multiple sclerosis could be reversed with calorie restricted diet

A calorie-restricted diet which mimics the effects of fasting may reverse the symptoms of multiple sclerosis and help repair the damage caused by the disease. The regime simply involves cutting normal calorie counts in half for three days in every seven. Scientists from the University of Southern California showed that, in mice, the Fasting Mimicking Diet… Lire la suite Multiple sclerosis could be reversed with calorie restricted diet

Dutch prototype clean-up boom brings Pacific plastics solution a step closer

    A bid to clear the Pacific of its plastic debris has moved a step closer with the launch of the biggest prototype clean-up boom yet by the Dutch environment minister at a port in The Hague. On Thursday, June, 23rd, the 100 metre-long barrier have been towed 12 miles (20km) out to sea for… Lire la suite Dutch prototype clean-up boom brings Pacific plastics solution a step closer

World’s largest vertical farm near NYC uses 95% less water and no pesticides

AeroFarm is using “aeroponic” farming to grow massive amounts of food, but instead of taking of acres of land and tons of water, it is all done in a confined space. Crops grow in shelf-like bins that rely on special LED lights instead of sunshine. Instead of soil, the plants grow in a reusable fabric… Lire la suite World’s largest vertical farm near NYC uses 95% less water and no pesticides

This innovative $1 cup could save millions of babies

Inventors from PATH, the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s designed a feeding cup that could help prevent starvation in premature and high-risk babies in developing countries who have trouble breastfeeding. It will soon be widely distributed in Africa. When babies in poor countries can’t breastfeed, the results can be deadly, but a trio of… Lire la suite This innovative $1 cup could save millions of babies

A giant air freshener could save our pollued cities

Air pollution is becoming big business – and not without cause. The World Health Organisation estimates it is responsible for 2m deaths worldwide every year. Over the past decade, scientists have been uncovering the short- and long-term health impacts of ingesting such pollution, to try to tackle the growing mortality rate. But while governmental approaches… Lire la suite A giant air freshener could save our pollued cities

Une deuxième année de surplus pour BIXI Montréal

Au terme de sa deuxième année d’activité, BIXI Montréal a engrangé encore une fois des surplus. Dans les états financiers qui ont été dévoilés mercredi 15 Juin au comité exécutif de la Ville de Montréal, il est mentionné que l’organisme à but non lucratif, mis sur pied en 2014 pour préserver le service de vélo… Lire la suite Une deuxième année de surplus pour BIXI Montréal

Un test d’imagerie cérébrale pour prédire la sortie du coma

Une équipe internationale de chercheurs, principalement danois et belges, propose de mesurer le métabolisme du glucose, ce carburant des cellules du cerveau, pour évaluer l’état de conscience d’un individu après une lésion cérébrale et prédire s’il va récupérer ou non d’un coma. En utilisant une technique d’imagerie appelée PET Scan FDG chez 131 patients avec… Lire la suite Un test d’imagerie cérébrale pour prédire la sortie du coma

Le thé vert pourrait améliorer les capacités intellectuelles dans la trisomie 21

Associé à une stimulation spécifique, un des anti-oxydants du thé vert permettrait d’améliorer certaines capacités intellectuelles de patients atteints de trisomie 21, selon les résultats d’un essai clinique préliminaire publiés mardi 7 juin 2016 dans la revue médicale britannique The Lancet Neurology. Les chercheurs ont utilisé un des anti-oxydants du thé vert, l’épigallocatéchine gallate (EGCG),… Lire la suite Le thé vert pourrait améliorer les capacités intellectuelles dans la trisomie 21