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2011-09-14 12:15:38

Vats of blue-green algae could one day replace oil wells in producing raw materials for the chemical industry, a UC Davis chemist predicts. Shota Atsumi, an assistant professor of chemistry, is using “synthetic biology” to create cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, that convert carbon dioxide in the air into complex hydrocarbons, all powered by sunlight. Cyanobacteria are single-celled organisms that, like green plants, can use sunlight to turn carbon dioxide and water into...

2011-06-29 12:04:21

Tiny seawater algae could hold the key to crops as a source of fuel and plants that can adapt to changing climates Tiny seawater algae could hold the key to crops as a source of fuel and plants that can adapt to changing climates. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have found that the tiny organism has developed coping mechanisms for when its main food source is in short supply. Understanding these processes will help scientists develop crops that can survive when nutrients are scarce...

2011-06-13 07:10:00

TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent disaster in Japan has increased worldwide attention and concern about exposure to radiation and what can be done about it. The Chlorella Fella (http://www.chlorellafella.com) has recently expanded his efforts to bring chlorella and radiation protection to individuals worldwide. This proven detoxifying whole food is available in tablet or powder form. Most people haven't heard a lot about Chlorella, but you can find a complete...

2011-04-18 13:56:57

It was previously thought that land plants evolved from stonewort-like algae. However, new research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology shows that the closest relatives to land plants are actually conjugating green algae such as Spirogyra. Ancestors of green plants began to colonise the land about 500 million years ago and it is generally accepted that they evolved from streptophyte algae (a group of green, fresh water algae). But this group of algae is...

2011-04-12 00:00:03

Naughtybitsâ“ž¢ are algae tabs like the ones that healed the Hiroshima and Chernobyl victims from radiation poisoning. The Fukushima disaster is a reminder that algae removes toxins of all kinds. It's been the best kept secret for 2 billion years. Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 11, 2011 As the Fukushima nuclear power plant catastrophe continues to unfold, Japan's radiation levels continue to climb and threaten the health of more people. While the impact in the USA is...

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2011-04-04 23:02:38

A species of algae long known to associate with spotted salamanders has been discovered to live inside the cells of developing embryos, say scientists from the U.S. and Canada, who report their findings in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.This is the first known example of a eukaryotic algae living stably inside the cells of any vertebrate."It raises the possibility that more animal/algae symbioses exist that we are not aware of," said Indiana University Bloomington...

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2011-01-21 11:46:44

A team of biologists has discovered an entirely new group of algae living in a wide variety of marine and freshwater environments. This group of algae, which the researchers dubbed "rappemonads," have DNA that is distinctly different from that of other known algae. In fact, humans and mushrooms are more closely related to each other than rappemonads are to some other common algae (such as green algae). Based on their DNA analysis, the researchers believe that they have discovered not just a...

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2010-10-12 08:07:44

Tiny creatures may play a crucial role in mixing ocean nutrients Two separate research groups are reporting groundbreaking measurements of the fluid flow that surrounds freely swimming microorganisms. Experiments involving two common types of microbes reveal the ways that one creature's motion can affect its neighbors, which in turn can lead to collective motions of microorganism swarms. In addition, the research is helping to clarify how the motions of microscopic swimmers produces large...

2010-08-25 14:17:52

Scientists and engineers seek to meet three goals in the production of biofuels from non-edible sources such as microalgae: efficiency, economical production and ecological sustainability. Syracuse University's Radhakrishna Sureshkumar, professor and chair of biomedical and chemical engineering in the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, and SU chemical engineering Ph.D. student Satvik Wani have uncovered a process that is a promising step toward accomplishing these three...

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2010-07-09 07:42:20

One of the most pivotal steps in evolution-the transition from unicellular to multicellular organisms-may not have required as much retooling as commonly believed, found a globe-spanning collaboration of scientists led by researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and the US Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute. A comparison of the genomes of the multicellular algae Volvox carteri and its closest unicellular relative Chlamydomonas reinhardtii revealed that multicellular...


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