Can algae help fight acne?

Can algae help fight acne?

Researchers from the University of Stirling, in Scotland, have been studying algae containing certain fatty acids with various cleansing qualities – some of which, their research now shows, can prevent the growth of Propionibacterium acnes…

Choosing the right algae to feed fish

Choosing the right algae to feed fish

The Fish Site reports that often the algae chosen for fish feeding studies appear to have been selected largely for convenience, because they are low-cost and commercially available. For example, microalgae such as Spirulina, Chlorella and Dunaliella…

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 12

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 12

The FDA announced in July 2013 new label regulations for ‘‘gluten free’’ foods. The FDA, USDA and EPA have talked about environmental and sustainability issues associated with foods, but have published no label guidelines…

Scripps’ development increases lipids without slowing growth

Scripps Institution of Oceanography researchers have developed a method to genetically engineer a growth component in marine algae used to produce biofuel. The researchers targeted fat-reducing enzymes…

Can algae clean water, then feed livestock?

Can algae clean water, then feed livestock?

Can scientists grow algae in polluted water on dairy farms and then safely feed it to livestock? That’s what Shelton Murinda, an associate professor of animal and veterinary sciences, Marcia Ewers…

Algae tested for use in roofing tiles

Algae tested for use in roofing tiles

According to www.materia.nl, tests recently completed by Algaecom and Icopal, in Groningen (Netherlands), have demonstrated that algae can be grown in the waste-stream of a bitumen factory, and that these algae can then be used in the…

AIM Interview: Jose Sanchez Piña

AIM Interview: Jose Sanchez Piña

Currently Vice President of QA & Services at OriginOil Inc., Jose Sanchez Piña is a veteran in the design and field operation of open pond, photobioreactor and dark-growth algae production systems, as well as an experienced executive in product and…

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 11

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 11

The FDA announced in July 2013 new label regulations for ‘‘gluten free’’ foods. The label “gluten free” essentially means mostly free of wheat, rye, barley and their derivatives. Most consumers are concerned…

Increasing algae’s productivity via light regulation

Increasing algae’s productivity via light regulation

A “proof of concept” experiment described in the upcoming Dec. 2 issue of the journal Current Biology has shown that growing algae in constant light can dramatically boost the amount of valuable…

Algae study suggests origins of multicellular life

Algae study suggests origins of multicellular life

Scientists have wondered for centuries how and why multicellular organisms evolved the almost universal trait of using single cells, such as eggs and sperm, to reproduce. Now researchers…

Algae shown to increase digestive health in pig feed

A study recently published on WATTAgNet.com, an information resource for poultry, pig and feed industries, determined that piglets fed with microalgae demonstrated increased immunity…

Researching the anti-cancer properties of chlorella

Researching the anti-cancer properties of chlorella

Dr. Victor Marchione writes in naturalblaza.com about recent research into the anti-cancer effects of chlorella vulgaris extract (CVE). The studies relate to apoptosis, a process of cell…

AIM Interview: Heliae’s Dan Simon

AIM Interview: Heliae’s Dan Simon

Every year about this time we like to check in with Heliae’s Dan Simon, the highly motivated President and CEO in the driver’s seat of one of the most fascinating and exciting businesses in the algae arena. His disruptive technology organization…

Arizona students unite for algae research

Arizona students unite for algae research

Students and researchers from the three major public universities across Arizona have joined forces to maximize the use of one of Arizona’s natural resources: algae…