Arizona students showcase algae research for the public

Arizona students showcase algae research for the public

Students from three Arizona universities will demonstrate their algae research projects at an Innovation Showcase May 1, in Arizona State University’s Sun Devil Fitness Complex…

Teaching meets research at Lone Star’s algae lab

Teaching meets research at Lone Star’s algae lab

Founded in 1973, the Lone Star College (LSC) System comprises six colleges and two university centers with 78,000 credit students and a total enrollment of more than 90,000. The college focuses on…

Algal DHA omega-3 improves sleep duration in study

Algal DHA omega-3 improves sleep duration in study

Supplementation of long-chain omega-3s, and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) in particular, were associated with seven fewer wake episodes and longer sleep duration – 58 minutes more sleep per night…

AIM Interview: Scripps’ Dr. Mark Hildebrand

AIM Interview: Scripps’ Dr. Mark Hildebrand

A new report issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) ranked 28 Algae Technology Area projects. Dr. Mark Hildebrand and his team at Scripps Institution…

Researching carbon sequestration in India

Researching carbon sequestration in India

Nahla Nainer reports for The Hindu that, as India’s reputation for ‘frugal engineering’ has grown, so has the importance of algae research and development at institutions such as NIT-T…

UCSD earns top spots for algae research

UCSD earns top spots for algae research

A new report issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) ranked programs at UC San Diego as the two best in the country for algal biofuels research…

Discovering algae’s suicidal tendencies

Discovering algae’s suicidal tendencies

The question of why an individual would actively kill itself has been an evolutionary mystery. Death could hardly provide a fitness advantage to the dying individual. However, a new study has found…

D-Factory project aims to set biorefinery world benchmark

D-Factory project aims to set biorefinery world benchmark

The University of Greenwich is leading a €10m international project, called the ‘D-Factory,’ to build a biorefinery to develop the microalga Dunaliella as a sustainable raw material and turn every part…

NREL increases hydrogen production from algae

NREL increases hydrogen production from algae

Scientists at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have demonstrated that just two of six iron-sulfur-containing ferredoxins in a representative species of algae…

Space Florida researching algae cultivation prospects on Mars

Space Florida researching algae cultivation prospects on Mars

Matthew Richardson of the Orlando Business Journal writes that deep within the Space Life Science Lab near Florida’s Kennedy Space Center is a Mars simulation chamber, high-tech plant incubators…

Camelina seeds being modified with marine algal genes

Camelina seeds being modified with marine algal genes

Scientists at Rothamsted Research agricultural institute in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England have modified seeds from the camelina sativa plants using genes from marine algae, to increase production…

Durable algal strain from Qatar being tested in U.S.

Durable algal strain from Qatar being tested in U.S.

Bonnie James writes in the Gulf Times that an algae strain with very high natural tolerances to heat and salinity, discovered in the Sahara Forest Project (SFP) pilot facility in Qatar, is now being analyzed at Duke…

Kelp Watch 2014 to assess radioactive contamination

Kelp Watch 2014 to assess radioactive contamination

Researchers from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have launched “Kelp Watch 2014,” a scientific campaign designed to determine the extent…

Murdoch U. researches “milking” B. braunii

Murdoch U. researches “milking” B. braunii

Jason Boudville writes in Science Network Western Australia that Murdoch University School of Veterinary and Life Sciences Algae R&D Centre researcher Dr. Navid Moheimani and his team…

MSU researching high alkaline algae

MSU researching high alkaline algae

Montana State University professor Robin Gerlach coordinates research into the production of oil-producing algae, as well as studies the feasibility of commercial-scale biofuel production based on microbes discovered in Yellowstone National…

Researchers explain flagellar synchronization of swimming algae

Researchers explain flagellar synchronization of swimming algae

The beating of flagella is one of the basic principles of movement in the cellular cosmos. However, up to now, scientists were unsure as to how the movements of several of these small cellular appendages…

Using algae to produce specialty oils

Using algae to produce specialty oils

A new University College of London (UCL) project is researching the idea that microalgae could provide more sustainable production of a wide range of useful oils – from omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids to lubricants to next-generation biofuels…

Brown algae being engineered for food and bio-ethanol

Brown algae being engineered for food and bio-ethanol

European Biotechnology News reports that researchers, together with Norwegian and Chilean bioethanol producers, have developed advanced techniques to produce food and…

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…

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…

UK and India collaborating on algal bioenergy research

UK and India collaborating on algal bioenergy research

Over £4M of UK funding, with matching resources from India, has been awarded to three research projects that bring together expertise in sustainable algal bioenergy and biofuels from both countries…

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…

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