Antibacterial material made with algae

Antibacterial material made with algae

Consumers concerned about the safety of silver ions in antibacterial and odor-free clothing will soon have a proven safe alternative thanks to ultra-thin thread and a substance found naturally in red algaes…

Brown algae may inhibit HIV infection

Brown algae may inhibit HIV infection

Biplab Das reports in NatureAsia.com that a research team has found aqueous extracts of the marine brown algae Lobophoro variegate that can inhibit the replication of human immunodeficiency virus…

Algae 101: Part 81

Algae 101: Part 81

The recent Algae101 posts established how algae solutions can provide means for reducing pesticide exposure through application on field crops and for therapeutics that moderate and, in some cases, treat symptomology for autism spectrum…

Engineering plants for more efficient photosynthesis

Engineering plants for more efficient photosynthesis

Krishna Ramanujan reports in Phys.org that a genetically engineered tobacco plant, developed with two genes from cyanobacteria, holds promise for improving the yields of many food crops…

Kao researching algae for medium chain fatty acids

Kao researching algae for medium chain fatty acids

At the Eco Technology Research Center in their Wakayama, Japan plant, Kao Corporation’s algal researchers have succeeded in finding enzymes that can produce a large number of medium chain…

New method for producing methane from algae

New method for producing methane from algae

Researchers at the Paul Scherer Institute (PSI) in Wädenswil, Switzerland, have succeeded in producing energy-rich gas from microalgae, and in doing so have demonstrated that this new method is technically…

Algae 101: Part 80

Algae 101: Part 80

Previous Algae 101 posts proposed algae solutions to pesticide exposure to reverse the terrible expanding autism epidemic among our children. Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the U.S. Autism currently…

Seaweed – worldwide food of the future

Seaweed – worldwide food of the future

Gareth May writes in munchies.vice.com that seaweed could significantly help feed our planet’s rapidly growing population. The East already eats it and The West will be eating it knowingly in the next 10 years, he says…

OSU researchers combine diatoms and nanoparticles

OSU researchers combine diatoms and nanoparticles

Oregon State University researchers are combining diatoms, a type of single-celled photosynthetic algae, with nanoparticles to create a sensor capable of detecting miniscule amounts of protein…