New test allows for easier and earlier detection of Alzheimer’s

A new blood test has been found to be able to detect buildups of beta-amyloid in the brain, the cause of the plaques that characterize the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Although the role that these clumps of beta-amyloid play in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients is unknown, monitoring their presence has been a reliable way… Lire la suite New test allows for easier and earlier detection of Alzheimer’s

Nurses join forces with labor union to launch healthcare platform cooperative

With support from the United Health Workers West — a 150,000-member strong union — nurses in California have launched the NursesCan Cooperative to create more opportunities to use their skills in the swiftly-changing healthcare industry. The motivation to create the cooperative wasn’t only to provide more work opportunities, but also better work opportunities. Licensed vocational nurses are… Lire la suite Nurses join forces with labor union to launch healthcare platform cooperative

This salad-making machine will make you the perfect salad in 60 seconds

The Sally robot wants to find a place in corporate offices next to the junk-food filled vending machine. If you want a salad from the market at the Calafia Cafe in Palo Alto, a restaurant, and market run by the ex-Google chef Charlie Ayers, you can pick a pre-packaged salad from a case or visit… Lire la suite This salad-making machine will make you the perfect salad in 60 seconds

MIT is developing color-changing tattoos that can monitor your diabetes in real time

Your future tattoo design might be good for more than just personal style , they might be able to monitor our body’s health in real time. Earlier last month, researchers at MIT announced the development of the Dermal Abyss: a biosensing tattoo that changes color according to the levels of your interstitial fluid. Instead of using… Lire la suite MIT is developing color-changing tattoos that can monitor your diabetes in real time

Digital startup aims to lead a revolution in retail transparency

Jessi Baker, founder of blockchain technology platform Provenance, envisions a future where all physical products have digital histories, allowing people to trace and verify products’ origins, attributes and ownership. Is it time for a new dawn of transparency in retail? The software platform is a means to help people find out where products are sourced… Lire la suite Digital startup aims to lead a revolution in retail transparency

10 years after ban, the number of UK smokers falls to record low

It’s been ten years since the United Kingdom introduced a ban on smoking inside enclosed public spaces – and the legislation has clearly paid off. According to research recently released by Cancer Research UK, the amount of British smokers has fallen to a new record low of 8 million – a decline of roughly 2… Lire la suite 10 years after ban, the number of UK smokers falls to record low

No more plastic to wrap your food

Say goodbye to plastic! Etee is a reusable – natural & biodegradable – way to keep food as fresh as plastic. Developped by a canadian company, this product was created in order to fight plastic pollution and offers an alternative solutions to the daily use of plastic. By being reusable and because they’re all natural, when you’re… Lire la suite No more plastic to wrap your food

These glue-free sneakers are designed to be healthier for factory workers

When Gyudeog Kim started working in the shoe industry in the 1990s, developing designs for Nike and Reebok at a production plant in South Korea, he couldn’t stop thinking about glue. “The first time I went to the production line to see my designs being manufactured, even though there was ventilation, the painful smell of… Lire la suite These glue-free sneakers are designed to be healthier for factory workers

The most detailed ever scan of the wiring of the human brain has been produced

The world’s most intricate imaging of the brain’s internal wiring has been made by scientists at Cardiff University. It could provide unprecedented insight into the causes of conditions such as dementia, schizophrenia and multiple sclerosis New images produced by scientists at Cardiff University show the human brain in unrivalled detail. In a collaboration between the… Lire la suite The most detailed ever scan of the wiring of the human brain has been produced

Organ donations are keeping more people alive than ever

The number of people who are alive in the UK thanks to organ transplants has exceeded 50,000 for the first time. There are a record 50,300 people alive in the UK today thanks to organ transplants, after a surge in donor numbers and progress on survival rates. The figures, released on 11 June by NHS… Lire la suite Organ donations are keeping more people alive than ever