[Global] Seaweed, edible algae from the sea such as agar, alginates, carrageenan and nori,are popular delicacies in some Asian cuisines and are an integral part of Japanese diet, particularly Sushi. Continue reading Seaweed: The healthy secret in Japanese diet
[UK] Scientists are searching for promising new drugs in the most unusual of places, from the depths of the ocean floor to the contents of an infant’s nappy. Continue reading Seaweed may reduce tissue damage in organ transplants
[Global] You might have heard about spirulina but thought that this was something that only health nuts got into. Maybe you though
A species of algae previously reported to inhabit the seas around the British Isles and the East China Sea has now been found thriving in the Indian Ocean. The algae belong to a type known as endophytic — meaning they are microscopic in size and found living inside macroscopic seaweeds. Continue reading Endophytic algae found in Indian Ocean
PUNE: The discovery of a new species of macroalgae along the coast at south Goa could open up vast reserves of biofuel besides providing raw material for anti-cancer drugs.
A variety of macro algae was last discovered some 45 years back in… Continue reading New algae species could provide valuable biofuel
Taking spirulina platensis as a dietary supplement may help prevent pancreatic cancer, one of the most lethal malignancies in humans, according to a study recently published in Annals of Hepatology… Continue reading Spirulina platensis may prevent pancreatic cancer