Université Laval

Université Laval

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Maple syrup to improve animal health

Life Sciences

A probiotic made from maple syrup with flavor defects could theoretically enrich the gut microbiota of farm animals, improve their resistance to disease and reduce the need for antibiotics. Approximately 2% of the 200 million pounds of maple syrup produced each year in Quebec suffers from a flavor defect that makes it more suitable for use as an ingredient in processed products than for consumption in its natural state.

Psychology - Jun 5

An effective insomnia treatment for night-shift workers


Intervention leads to partial or total remission of insomnia in over 90% of people.

Criminology, more present than ever at the University

The new PhD program will be offered as of the fall semester

Environment - Mar 26

Montmorency Forest: birds are nesting later and later


Despite earlier springs in North America, migratory birds are nesting 2 to 4 weeks later than 25 years ago at the Université Laval teaching and research forest.

Health - Mar 4

The month following a fracture is critical for the elderly

Despite a very high mortality rate during this period, only one in five patients would receive counseling before leaving the hospital.

Career - May 31

Motivation profiles linked to perseverance during the doctorate


A study analyzes the motivations for pursuing a doctorate to determine the factors conducive to a high rate of doctoral success.

Making virtual lighting more realistic for humans

Computer Science

Doctoral student Justine Giroux is working on a virtual lighting quality assessment system that takes human perception into account.

Health - Mar 11

Replacing some refined sugar with maple syrup would reduce metabolic harm


In mice, partial substitution reduces refined sugar digestion, intestinal glucose absorption and lipid accumulation in the liver.

Economics - Feb 29

How to survive the arrival of a mega-retailer like Walmart


Study shows that new, small retail businesses in non-metropolitan cities can hold their own against a giant by selling complementary products and offering personalized service.