Florida scientists study exposure to toxic algae

Florida scientists study exposure to toxic algae

Paul Brinkmann reports for UPI.com that Florida Atlantic University and three other research schools have launched studies this year to test people who live near the coast for long-term exposure to algae toxins. Public awareness that blue-green algae can be deadly has grown in recent years due to…

NAXA names Allen Levine president

NAXA names Allen Levine president

The Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association (NAXA) has chosen Ford Levine Sales Group, LLC, to lead the organization. Allen Levine, a partner in Ford Levine Sales Group, will serve as NAXA’s president. “We are excited to begin work with NAXA’s board and membership to educate media… [Read the full story]

Chlamy Helps Gut Issues

Chlamy Helps Gut Issues

In professor Stephen Mayfield’s lab on the UC San Diego campus, scientist Frank Fields and other researchers grow algae samples, including one specific species, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. “We’ve usually explored it as a host for the production of pharmaceuticals or biofuels, but now that we are…

New process for algae to treat effluent

New process for algae to treat effluent

The Naked Scientists report that a team at Murdoch University Algae R&D Centre, in Perth, Western Australia, led by Navid Moheimani and Parisa Bahri, has developed a unique process that uses algae to treat effluent. The process involves first passing the effluent through an anaerobic…