Posts tagged with ‘marine ingredients’

  • 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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  • ‘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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  • Bio-marine Ireland Ltd gets green light for €40m project

    Donegal County Council has granted initial planning permission for the construction of a €40m, seven-acre facility, for Bio-marine Ingredients Ltd, adjacent to the new pier in Killybegs, Co Donegal. According to chief executive, Jason Whooley, BII is projected to create 70 long-term jobs and a further 50 jobs in the construction phase.”This project fits very comfortably into the recently launched Action […]
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  • Marine Drugs: Mar. Drugs, Volume 13, Issue 2 (February 2015), Pages 697-1083 Available

    MDPI is pleased to announce the publication of the following issue of Marine Drugs: Mar. Drugs, Volume 13, Issue 2 (February 2015), Pages 697-1083. More info Table of Contents Special Issue Marine Anti-infective Agents Article: Sulphated Polysaccharides from Ulva clathrata and Cladosiphon okamuranus Seaweeds both Inhibit Viral Attachment/Entry and Cell-Cell Fusion, in NDV Infection by José Alberto Aguilar-Briseño, Lucia Elizabeth Cruz-Suarez, Jean-François Sassi, Denis Ricque-Marie, Pablo […]
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  • Lobster industry byproducts make tasty treats

    In a bid to reduce waste from the harvest and export of southern rock lobsters – a multimillion dollar industry in South Australia – Flinders University and the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) have teamed up to find innovative ways of using leftover shells and parts from the processing of this premium seafood. The two institutes are working […]
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