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Compound from unique blue-green algae could be key to next anti-cancer drug

[USA] Could a slippery glob of algae hold the key to the next anti-cancer drug? According to new research into a compound produced by a unique community of blue-green algae, the answer could be yes. So far, marijuana products have been one of the most exciting developments in the fight against cancer, thanks to their abilities to slow the growth of cancer cells. They’re available in a wide range of forms now too, just read these Not Pot reviews to see how it can even be hidden in a gummy! But it’s about time we saw some new developments and algae may well be just that.
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Carrie Ghose: Dublin pharma startup moving HQ to San Diego for J&J incubator

[USA] A startup seeking potential new drugs within blooms of algae has raised $500,000 and is moving its headquarters to San Diego to take part in a business accelerator run by pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson. Continue reading Carrie Ghose: Dublin pharma startup moving HQ to San Diego for J&J incubator

Boston Children's makes deal to bring new red algae-derived anesthetic to market

[USA] It has taken eight years for Boston Children’s Hospital and Chilean company Proteus to figure out how to create an improved class of anesthetics.

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AS Microscopic algae against cancer: the challenge of Andalusian scientists to create new drugs

The Marine Microalgae Biotechnology Group of the University of Almería has developed a cultivation system that permits increasing the production of dinoflagellates, a type of microalgae with therapeutical properties. It is the… Continue reading AS Microscopic algae against cancer: the challenge of Andalusian scientists to create new drugs