Posts tagged with ‘brown seaweed’

  • Natural Product Produced by Marine Algae Shows Promise in Stroke Recovery Treatment

    A new study using brevetoxin-2, a compound produced naturally by marine algae, stimulated nerve cell growth and plasticity in cultured mouse neurons. This research advances a potentially new pharmacological treatment to aid recovery of brain function following a stroke or other traumatic brain injury. Stroke is a leading cause of death in the United States with more than 795,000 people […]
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  • Seaweed-based formula could be effective against acne

    Seaweed-based face wash could be an effective cure for acne as researchers have claimed that that an active ingredient from brown seaweed can cut spots by nearly two thirds. A new clinical trial of treatments containing the ingredient showed that the number of spots fell by 64 per cent whereas blackheads were cut down by 60 per cent just after eight weeks. The trial is the first cosmetics clinical […]
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  • Seaweed extract could aid drought-stressed crops in UK

    This spring has seen large extremes in weather patterns from drought to flooding, causing stress to arable crops. But one researcher at University College, Cork, believes a certain chemical found in seaweed could make crops more stress tolerant. Along with factors such as extremes of temperature, inadequate nutrient supply and excess light intensity fall under the general term of abiotic […]
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  • Seaweed Drink Suppresses Appetite, Says Obesity Journal Article

    Gel-forming extracts of seaweed have been used in the past in numerous weight loss products as a way to suppress appetite and lose weight. Controversy over false and misleading advertising by some sellers of weight loss pills—as well as pilot studies not detecting weight loss effects—has clouded the issue over whether or not alginates—a seaweed extract—can be beneficial toward fighting […]
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  • Algae.Tec Commissions Australian Biofuels Facility

    Perth, Australia-based Algae.Tec, an advanced algae to biofuels company manufacturing enclosed algae growth and harvesting systems, has announced the commissioning for its showcase biofuels facility, Shoalhaven One, in Nowra, Australia. Algae.Tec Executive Chairman Roger Stroud said the commissioning process was on track for production of algae biomass in early June, ramping up to capacity by the end of June. More […]
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  • NUI Galway’s participation in Energetic Algae project (EnAlgae) investigates algae as sustainable energy source

    Seaweed is big business in Asia, where it is cultivated and used in a variety of food and beauty products. Nine-tenths of the world’s production for commercial use takes place in China, Japan and Korea. It is also commonly used as a sugar-rich animal feedstock in the US. Of the 500 species that can be found in Ireland, though, only […]
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  • Turning algae into energy gets Halifax company on award shortlist

    A Halifax biotechnology company is hoping green slime will help its business take flight. Marine Arctic & Antarctic Technologies Inc. is one of 10 startups that made the shortlist of the Nova Scotia Clean Tech Open, Innovacorp announced Wednesday. The competition’s goal is to assist a clean technology company in getting established in the province. Marine Arctic & Antarctic Technologies […]
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  • Seaweed gel transforms drops into edible beads

    A technique for quickly encapsulating a drop of liquid to create an edible bead, developed by Nicholas Bremond and colleagues at the School of Industrial Physics and Chemistry in Paris (ESPCI ParisTech), can package any liquid using a seaweed extract. Bremond came up with the technique while collaborating with a master chef who wanted to put flavours in small compartments. To create […]
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  • Godrej Agrovet launches crop nutrient Dripzyme

    Godrej Agrovet, a subsidiary of Godrej Industries, has launched a horticulture crop growth-booster nutrient Dripzyme, a seaweed extract-based product formulated for drip irrigation crops. Dripzyme, the company said, helps in growth of additional branches, flower and fruit buds resulting in higher yield. It helps in creating an extended root system, giving plants greater access to nutrients and water in the […]
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  • Seaweed fiber and weight loss

    A study conducted by researchers at the University Research & Development in Vlaardingen, Netherlands, has revealed that seaweed reduces the appetite and makes one slim. According to the study, adding seaweed extract alginate to a chocolate milkshake reduces hunger among people by nearly 30 per cent. The details of the study have been published in the journal Obesity. The researchers, for the study recruited a group of 23 healthy […]
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