Aquapreneur News

  • ERA-MarineBiotech second transnational joint research funding deadline is March 16, 2016: “Biodiscovery – Bioactive molecules from the marine environment”

    The ERA-MarineBiotech is pleased to announce the second transnational joint call for research projects related to “Biodiscovery – Bioactive molecules from the marine environment”. Together, the 13 funding organisations involved in this call expect to support around 8 Mill. € for marine biotechnology research. The main purpose of the call is to stimulate joint European research and development activities within marine biotechnology

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  • Mar. Drugs, Volume 13, Issue 11 (November 2015), Pages 6550-7054 Released

    MDPI is pleased to announce the publication of the following issue of Marine Drugs: Mar. Drugs, Volume 13, Issue 11 (November 2015), Pages 6550-7054   Table of Contents Special Issue Green Chemistry Approach to Marine Products Article: Purification and Characterization of Cathepsin B from the Muscle of Horse Mackerel Trachurus japonicus by Asami Yoshida, Megumi Ohta, Koichi Kuwahara, Min-Jie Cao, Kenji Hara and Kiyoshi

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  • ERA-MBT funds six projects in the first joint call

    In the first joint call entitled “The development of biorefinery processes for marine biomaterials”, the Marine Biotechnology ERA-NET (ERA-MBT) has selected six projects to be funded with a total budget of more than € 8 million. After the submission date of 10 December 2014, 37 pre-proposals were received requesting a total funding of € 42 million. There were 23 proposals

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  • Building biotech base: Group creating marine research institute in Gloucester, MA

    For the past two years, the Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute’s public profile has been little more than a relatively discreet office space off the beaten path, tucked into the side of Cruiseport Gloucester. That seems about to change in a substantial way in the coming months. Founded in 2013 by three internationally regarded genomic scientist-entrepreneurs and local business executive Sheree

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  • Snail Species Could Predict Onset of Climate Change

    The humpback conch could become a valuable tool for saving the environment. A team composed of scientists from the University of Oslo in Norway and James Cook University in Australia are exploring how this species of mollusk reacts to environmental shifts from climate change, such as warmer temperatures and acidic seawater. Their work published in The Journal of Experimental Biology explains these

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  • Project seeks to develop more effective marine coatings

    Assistant Professor Ali Miserez comes from Switzerland, a country with no maritime shores. A faculty member at Nanyang Technological University’s School of Materials Science and Engineering, and School of Biological Sciences, he is deeply involved in maritime research.FORTY-YEAR-OLD Assistant Professor Ali Miserez comes from Switzerland, a country with no maritime shores. A faculty member at Nanyang Technological University’s School of

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  • Seaweed extract fucoidan could treat inflammation of the gut, research finds

    Tasmanian research has found a seaweed extract could be the key to combating inflammatory bowel disorders. Bowel disorders such as ulcerative colitis can be debilitating and lead to a significantly decreased quality of life. The breakthrough findings showed seaweed extract, taken orally, significantly reduced the symptoms of the disorders in animal testing. The extract is called fucoidan, a polysaccharide extracted from the

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