Assisted living home replicates a friendly American neighborhood to help treat patient memory loss

September 8, 2016 by  
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKljUt642-g The Lantern operates three locations in the towns of Madison, South Russell, and Saybrook in the Chagrin Valley area of Ohio , near Cleveland. Each is fashioned with an interior that looks more like a movie set than an assisted living facility. Some halls of the Lantern look like a 1940s neighborhood (where residents now in their nineties might have lived when they were 20-somethings), while other areas were designed to mimic a downtown shopping district, with street lamps and cafe tables. Related: Self-contained ‘Dementia Village’ protects people suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s CEO Jean Makesh had a vision for a different type of elderly care while he was working as an occupational therapist at large chain of assisted living facilities. True to his dream, the Lantern offers the same wide array of therapeutic care patients and their families expect in an assisted living facility, but its physical design widely differs from other residential care programs. Using biophilic design , the Lantern facilities were created specifically to support a normal, active lifestyle with minimal disruption to patients’ habits and routines. Environments like these are scientifically linked to repair some memory loss in patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s . The Lantern takes their elder care even further, by offering services that are not found in many assisted living facilities, such as a full-service salon with spa treatments, massage therapy, aerobics, as well as support for residents to maintain as much autonomy as possible related to daily tasks, like personal care. The facilities also feature a 24-hour bistro onsite serving drinks and snacks, a movie theater, fitness center, library, and more. Via MyModernMet Images via The Lantern

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New strain of algae produces five times more hydrogen fuel

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Scientists have long known that Algae releases hydrogen during photosynthesis – but only minute quantities for small amounts of time. Now a team of scientists at Tel Aviv University has developed a new strain of super algae that emits five times more hydrogen than normal. The development could have huge implications for the shift to clean energy , as automotive giants like Hyundai and Toyota release hydrogen-powered vehicles . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIftwhtMd-Y&feature=youtu.be Iftach Yacoby ‘s team showed that micro-algae actually releases hydrogen during the day. Algae creates hydrogen with the assistance of the enzyme hydrogenase, which is broken down when oxygen is present. The scientists found three effective mechanisms that remove oxygen so hydrogenase can keep producing hydrogen. According to Yacoby, the discovery of the mechanisms “makes it clear that algae have a huge underutilized potential for the production of hydrogen fuel.” Related: Scientists Convert Algae into Crude Oil in Less than One Hour The team didn’t stop there. To make the algae even more efficient, Yacoby and his team genetically altered algae with the goal of making the organism produce more hydrogenase. They were able to engineer a micro-algae that generates 400 percent more of the enzyme than regular algae. What’s next? Yacoby said their goal is to domesticate wild species of micro-algae that could be cultivated to create hydrogen for hydrogen fuel cells in cars. He said someday the energy produced via the algae could even be used to “drive the wheels of industry.” Yacoby told The Jerusalem Post , “Twenty thousand years ago, the agricultural revolution took place. Man ceased being a hunter-gatherer. He domesticated plant species from nature and began to grow his own food. But when it comes to energy, we are still collecting from what nature gives us – so far mainly polluting fossil fuels, whose supplies are dwindling rapidly.” + Iftach Yacoby Lab Via The Jerusalem Post Images via Tel Aviv University and PublicDomainPictures.net

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Why Are There Brominated Flame Retardants in Some Sodas?

December 12, 2011 by  
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A chemical that has been used in some soda products for decades — and which is perfectly legal under FDA regulations — has been known to cause skin lesions, memory loss and nerve disorders, according to a new exposé.

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Businesses Hail ‘Great Result’ at Durban Climate Summit

December 12, 2011 by  
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The agreement reached 36 hours after the summit was supposed to close is broadly welcomed, but business leaders warn there is a long way to go to deliver sufficiently ambitious climate treaty.

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