[India] Although chlorella (Chlorella vulgaris) is already sold in health food stores around the world, researchers are still just learning the makeup of this single-celled green alga. Continue reading Chlorella is high in Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin)
[USA] The algae that could cure blindness doesn’t even see, technically. Chlamydomonas reinhardtii are simple, single-cell green algae that live in water and in dirt. Continue reading A cure for blindness just might come from algae
[USA] The first time I learned that scientists could control neurons with light, I definitely did not keep my cool. My response was something like, “Holy shit, I had no idea you could do that!”— Continue reading The unexpected science of manipulating neurons with light
[USA] The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is developing a project to support public dialog concerning the development and use of biotechnology. Continue reading US Environmental Protection Agency Biotechnology Algae Project
[Denmark, Ghana] When one economic activity is on the decline, there is always the natural urge to look for alternatives. That is the situation confronting the coastal communities in the country where fishing and its ancillary activities have been their mainstay. Continue reading Seaweed farming: An alternative livelihood for coastal communities
[France] AlgoSolis, a new platform for for microalgae research was inaugurated in Saint- Nazaire. The research facility is operated by the Institute of Chemical Engineering, (Environmental and Food) of the University of Nantes and the French’s Centre for Scientific Research. Continue reading AlgoSolis – Algae industrial research
[UK] Scientists have identified safe areas for ships to drop anchor off Rathlin Island, in an attempt to protect the the area’s unique habitat.
Cruise liners are calling at the island off the County Antrim coast because of its reputation as a bird sanctuary. Continue reading Rathlin Island: Maerl 'concrete seaweed' protected from cruise ships
[USA] Joel Banner Baird at the Burlington Free Press interviews a team of researchers at the University of Vermont researching a new technique to repair a punctured lung. Continue reading A bandage made of algae?
[USA] The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) has released a Request for Information (RFI) titled “High Yields through Productivity and Integration Research.” Continue reading BETO seeks stakeholder input on achieving high yields from algal feedstocks
[USA] The question of how to find a sustainable water source in space has been answered with bodily fluids – but the Russians don’t like it. Continue reading Why do NASA astronauts drink Russian pee on the International Space Station?