Invisible helpers of the sea: Marine bacteria boost growth of tiny ocean algae

A glass of seawater is teeming with life, and a recent expedition revealed more about what ocean water contains. Microscopic creatures in the world’s oceans weigh more than all of the fish in the sea and produce about half of the Earth’s oxygen.

Yet the ecology of marine microbes, which are crucial for everything from Continue reading Invisible helpers of the sea: Marine bacteria boost growth of tiny ocean algae

The Impact of algae supplement on Horses with Lower Airway Disease

Chronic lower airway diseases, such as recurrent airway obstruction (RAO) and inflammatory airway disease (IAD), are all too common in horses today. Reducing dust in the diet and environment can benefit these horses, but Purdue University researchers found that omega-3 fatty acid supplementation will reduce signs even further. Continue reading The Impact of algae supplement on Horses with Lower Airway Disease

John O’Renick: Algae may turn corn waste into biofuels

John O’Renick, in this insightful piece from the Portland (Oregon) Tribune, writes about the problems we create from treating waste streams as garbage to be disposed of instead of assets for energy production. He suggests that, by using integrated biotechnologies to extract energy as efficiently as possible Continue reading John O’Renick: Algae may turn corn waste into biofuels

Algae and bacteria will provide oxygen for astronauts living on Mars

NASA has partnered with a private company to design and build an oxygen production facility for a Martian outpost or colony. The make the oxygen, bacteria and algae would use the nitrogen-rich Martian soil to make the precious oxygen, essential for the Continue reading Algae and bacteria will provide oxygen for astronauts living on Mars

Characterization of the biodiversity of dinoflagellates microalgae from the Catalan Coast

Scientists from the Marine Sciences Institute (ICM-CSIC) have studied the presence of dinoflagellates belonging to the order Gymnodiniales in the Catalan shores during three years. The study, led by Dr. Albert Reñé, has allowed establishing for the first Continue reading Characterization of the biodiversity of dinoflagellates microalgae from the Catalan Coast