Algae compound testing well as cancer fighter

Algae compound testing well as cancer fighter

Coibamide A, a compound produced by a unique community of blue-green algae, has potent anti-cancer activity in mice and cell cultures that model brain tumors and triple negative breast cancer, two of the most aggressive and difficult-to-treat types of cancer, according to a new study…

Tastes Like Bacon?

Tastes Like Bacon?

The folks at Oregon State University’s Food Innovation Center have been cooking up food innovations with seaweed. They’re using a red alga called dulse that grows wild on shores of the north Atlantic and Pacific coasts. As a sea “vegetable,” dulse has been used for centuries in the local foods of Ireland…

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…

NSF Gives $2mil to OSU for Diatom Study

NSF Gives $2mil to OSU for Diatom Study

The National Science Foundation has awarded a four-year, $2 million grant to Engineers at Oregon State University, in Corvallis, OR, to study if diatoms can make biofuel production from algae…