[Global] Could the red carotenoid astaxanthin, which makes crabs and other animals red, one day be found in sun-protection products? Continue reading Can astaxanthin give sun protection to human skin?
[UK] Slapping on the sunscreen is essential to help avoid the potentially life-threatening effect of the sun’s rays. But algae could Continue reading UV-blocking algae could be nature’s own sunscreen
[Spain] Ultraviolet screening agents derived from algal natural products that protect the marine microbes from the sun can boost Continue reading Natural sunscreen: Blooming algae protect sunbathers
[India] Essentially, the ozone layer in the Earth’s upper atmosphere acts like sunscreen for the Earth and for us. It is our main protection against harmful UV radiation and any damage to it could have serious biological consequences including increased risks of skin cancer. Continue reading World Ozone Day: Remember there is only ozone between you and UV
Researchers have used compounds found in algae and reef fish mucus to create a material that naturally blocks harmful UV rays, according to a paper published recently in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Continue reading New sun-blocking material uses compounds from algae and fish
Creatures that venture out into the daylight can be damaged by the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Humans produce melanin, a dark pigment, to help protect our skin. And now many of us slather on sunscreen, too. Continue reading UV-protection gene of zebra fish may come from algae