Toxin in blue-green algae blooms may increase risk of Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases

[USA] Long-term exposure to a toxin produced by blue-green algal blooms can trigger tangles in the brains of animals similar to those seen in the brains of humans with Alzheimer’s disease Continue reading Toxin in blue-green algae blooms may increase risk of Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases

Special Water Environment Research explores advantages of highly renewable and productive algae-based technologies

[Global] The open access article for the January 2016 special edition of Water Environment Research (WER) explores the selective use of hypochlorite to prevent pond crashes for algae-biofuel production. Continue reading Special Water Environment Research explores advantages of highly renewable and productive algae-based technologies

Algae and giant clam relationship may be a clue to light up plasma screens

[USA] I bet you’ve never thought about how giant clams will revolutionise future technology. It’s OK. You probably didn’t know about the incredible way these massive mollusks turn sunlight into power. Continue reading Algae and giant clam relationship may be a clue to light up plasma screens