Algae in blood vessels could be oxygen factories

Algae in blood vessels could be oxygen factories

Laura Sanders reports in Sciencenews.org that using algae as local oxygen factories in the brain might one day lead to therapies for strokes or other damage from too little oxygen, according to researchers from Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich. Their research was announced October 21 at the annual…

Canada’s Noblegen to debut proteins from algae

Canada’s Noblegen to debut proteins from algae

According to Vegconomist.com, advanced ingredients company Noblegen, creator of proteins, carbohydrates, and oil ingredients from the single celled microorganism Euglena Gracilis, has announced it will soon be ready to enter the plant-based protein market as part of its “quest to redefine the future…

Paper filter made from algae can save lives

Paper filter made from algae can save lives

The problem of access to safe drinking water in most parts of Bangladesh is a persistent challenge. Now, a team of scientists from Uppsala University, Sweden, and Dhaka University, Bangladesh, shows that a locally growing and previously unexploited green macroalgae species could be used to extract cellulose…

New Zealand looking to develop sea lettuce

New Zealand looking to develop sea lettuce

Skara Bohny reports in Stuff.co.nz that New Zealand’s Cawthron Institute is receiving funding as part of the High-Value Nutrition’s (HVN) National Science Challenge to develop a Māori taonga species of seaweed closely related to Japanese nori into a high-value product. Cawthron is working…