Posts tagged with ‘marine biotechnology’

  • 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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  • 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 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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  • Biomass-Based Solar Cells from Shrimp

    Using hydrothermal carbonization, researchers at Queen Mary University of London’s (QMUL) School of Engineering and Materials Science in the UK have exacted carbon nanodots from shrimp cells and applied them to zinc-oxide nanorods to make biomass-based solar cells. More info
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  • Mantis shrimp inspires new body armor

    The mantis shrimp is able to repeatedly pummel the shells of prey using a hammer-like appendage that can withstand rapid-fire blows by neutralizing certain frequencies of “shear waves,” according to new research by Univ. of California, Riverside and Purdue Univ. engineers. The club is made of a composite material containing fibers of chitin, the same substance found in many marine […]
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  • Mar. Drugs, Volume 13, Issue 6 (June 2015), Pages 3259-3991 Released

    MDPI us pleased to announce the publication of the following issue of Marine Drugs: Mar. Drugs, Volume 13, Issue 6 (June 2015), Pages 3259-3991   Table of Contents Special Issue Marine Peptides and Their Mimetics Article: Structural and Functional Characterization of a Novel α-Conotoxin Mr1.7 from Conus marmoreusTargeting Neuronal nAChR α3β2, α9α10 and α6/α3β2β3 Subtypes by Shuo Wang, Cong Zhao, Zhuguo Liu, Xuesong Wang, […]
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  • India-France Sign MoU to establish a Marine Biology Institute

    a(MOU) was signed in the presence of Prime Ministers of India and France during a recent visit Shri Narendra Modi to France, for establishing an Institute for frontier Marine Science & Technology Research in the five years. Under the MOU India?s Department of Biotechnology would join hands with the Université Pierre Et Marie Curie (UPMC) and the Centre National de […]
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