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  • Frutarom invests in algae startup for food, cosmetic products

    One of the world’s largest flavoring and specialty natural ingredient companies is investing in algae to enhance its food and cosmetic products. Frutarom Industries said on Monday it bought half of a biotech startup called Algalo, which is based on a kibbutz, or communal farm, in northern Israel, that developed a way to efficiently cultivate, harvest and process a variety

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  • Seaweed Extract – A Ray of Hope for Diabetics to Lead a Needle-free Life

    Diabetes sufferers now can lead a needle-free life, thanks to a breakthrough capsule made from seaweed extract. Japanese scientists have developed the novel seaweed capsule which they claim could help in providing relief to diabetic patients from the constant pain of needle pricks. The seaweed capsule is created by a team of scientists led by professor Amy Shen from the

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  • A novel chitosan/sponge chitin origin material as a membrane for supercapacitors

    A new chitosan/sponge chitin – based membrane (CS/CH membrane) was prepared via the casting method for the first time. We used the demineralized skeleton of the marine demosponge Ianthella basta as a source for a chitinous network. The obtained membrane was immersed in 1 M LiOAc (lithium acetate) solution and tested in an Electric Double Layer Capacitor (EDLC) cell. For comparison, chitosan (CS) with

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  • Cayman Islands Signs Agreement With Maxey Cosmetics To Extract Black Sea Rod Oil (BRSO)

    In an example of sustainable use of the Cayman Islands marine environment, Government and US-based Maxey Cosmetics have signed a five-year agreement that allows Maxey – in a controlled and monitored method – to harvest the tips of a locally abundant soft coral, to extract black sea rod oil (BRSO) for use as an ingredient in its products. The company’s record of

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  • Mar. Drugs, Volume 13, Issue 12 (December 2015), Pages 7055-7475 Released

    MDPI is pleased to announce the publication of the following issue of Marine Drugs: Mar. Drugs, Volume 13, Issue 12 (December 2015), Pages 7055-7475   Table of Contents Special Issue Marine Secondary Metabolites Article: Mycosporine-Like Amino Acids Promote Wound Healing through Focal Adhesion Kinase (FAK) and Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases (MAP Kinases) Signaling Pathway in Keratinocytes by Yun-Hee Choi, Dong Joo Yang, Atul Kulkarni,

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  • ‘Genome Mining’ of Microalgae Teases Secrets Out Of Natural Substances

    A team of chemists based at UNCW’s CREST Research Park is doing what we call “genome mining.” Their objective is to understand the underlying chemistry by which microscopic algae produce potentially useful and “biologically active” compounds. Jeffrey Wright, Ph.D., and Wendy Strangman, Ph.D., are two of the faculty scientists leading this project. So far, in studying blue-green algae found in

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  • Seaweed extract shows promise in treating H. pylori-related diseases, gastric cancer

    A unique seaweed extract shows promise for the treatment of Helicobacter pylori-related diseases and gastric cancer, according to new research undertaken at the University of Western Australia. Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacteria that infects more than half of the human population worldwide. Infection of this bacteria is a primary cause of chronic stomach inflammation, peptic ulcer diseases and gastric cancers,

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