Tag: Microalgae

Algae For A Healthy World: Researchers Team Up To Produce Food From Microalgae

Researchers from seven different divisions have teamed up to form a group, Algae for a Healthy World. The aim of the group is to develop biotechnological tools for improving production of aquatic biomass and to produce bio-compounds with food applications from microalgae.

Earth/Environment December 28, 2016

Modified Microalgae Turns Sunlight Into Cheap Drug

University of Copenhagen researchers recently genetically modified microalgae to transform sunlight into microalgae compounds for medication - a potentially cheap alternative to cancer drugs and other expensive compounds today.

Energy May 23, 2016

More Than 90 Percent Of Great Barrier Reef Now Bleached: This Is How Some Corals May Survive Bleaching Events

For the first time, researchers showed that some survivors of coral bleaching can obtain and host new kinds of microalgae from their environment, making them more heat-tolerant and better armed for recovery.

Earth/Environment April 22, 2016

'Blood Rain' In Spain Caused By Algae That Turns Red When Stressed: Experts

The stress caused by Spain's so-called 'blood rain' was caused by stressed-out microalgae called Haematococcus pluvialis. The algae create a red pigment when in a state of stress.

Earth/Environment November 16, 2015

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