Tag Archives: phycocyanin

A.I.M. Interview: SFCC’s Luke Spangenburg

The vision of developing a community college degree program to train a high technology algae workforce was launched at New Mexico’s Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) in 2009. Charles Bensinger assembled the program, with state funding, to start this Continue reading A.I.M. Interview: SFCC’s Luke Spangenburg

Value-addition in production of ethanol from macroalgae

As the quest for alternate sources of energy in the face of global warming due to fossil-fuel usage gains momentum, the focus has turned to macro algae (sea weeds) as a source of bio-fuel. A new study now demonstrates how macro algal bio mass from Gelidiella acerosa and Gracilaria dura collected from Adri Continue reading Value-addition in production of ethanol from macroalgae

Phycocyanin to cure horse’s osteaoarthritis

Osteaoarthritis (OA) in horses is a painful condition, frequently resulting in loss of use and economic consequences. Considering there is currently no cure for OA, affected horses are often treated with “the kitchen sink,” meaning owners and even some veterinarians are willing to try just about anything to make an OA- Continue reading Phycocyanin to cure horse’s osteaoarthritis

[CN] “Blue soup” served on your table: Phycocyanin and Spirulina supplemented cold Soba noodles

A Japanese restaurant “Bum Bun Blau Cafe with Bee Hive” at Shinagawa, Tokyo, is now promoting a signature dish – green soba noodle with blue soup. According to the restaurant owner, this is one of the most famous and popular dish in their restaurant, and it is well known for… Continue reading [CN] “Blue soup” served on your table: Phycocyanin and Spirulina supplemented cold Soba noodles

Phycocyanin and Astaxanthin Found to be Powerful Anti-Inflammatories

Phycocyanin and astaxanthin, have been found to be powerful anti-inflammatories. Countless studies have demonstrated their ability to act as natural and effective means of reducing inflammation, which is widely known to be a root catalyst of many degenerative diseases… Continue reading Phycocyanin and Astaxanthin Found to be Powerful Anti-Inflammatories