[Germany] Algae aren’t just scum on the top of a lake: some of the microbes can1 swim surprisingly fast – outpacing even the Continue reading Harnessing algae with magnets to deliver drugs inside our bodies
[Denmark] Microalgae have recently been genetically modified to serve as tiny “chemical factories” with a built-in power supply – a way to transform sunlight into compounds for affordable life-saving medication. Continue reading Genetically modified microalgae turns sunlight into cheap 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. Continue reading Compound from unique blue-green algae could be key to next anti-cancer drug
[Global] In the future, you might skip the pharmacy and instead brew your pills with your morning coffee. All it takes is some genetically engineered algae. Continue reading This gadget lets you brew your own drugs in your kitchen
[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
[UK] Scientists are developing a new generation of antibiotics – using seaweed. The research being carried out in Cornwall aims to combat a growing immunity to antibiotics. Continue reading Antibiotics made from seaweed could be cure for MRSA hospital superbug
[Canada] A recent article in Phycologia indicates that microalgae could provide alternative ways of producing antibiotics. This “untapped” source may prove to be highly valuable due to bacteria’s growing resistance to antibodies. Continue reading Microalgae May Be New Natural Source for Antibiotics
[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.
And now, thanks to an $85 million Continue reading Boston Children's makes deal to bring new red algae-derived anesthetic to market
Researchers have developed a vaginal suppository that, loaded with the antiviral drug Tenofovir, could help prevent the transmission of HIV and AIDS.
The semi-soft suppository is made… Continue reading Insertable Carrageenan Gel for Women Could Deliver HIV Drug
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