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The ability to selectively kill cancerous cell populations while leaving healthy cells unaffected is a key goal in anticancer therapeutics. The use of nanoporous silica-based materials as drug-delivery vehicles has recently proven successful, yet production of these materials requires costly and toxic chemicals. Here we use diatom microalgae-derived nanoporous biosilica to deliver chemotherapeutic drugs to cancer cells. The diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana is genetically engineered to display an IgG-binding domain of protein G on the biosilica surface, enabling attachment of cell-targeting antibodies. Neuroblastoma and B-lymphoma cells are selectively targeted and killed by biosilica displaying specific antibodies sorbed with drug-loaded nanoparticles. Treatment with the same biosilica leads to tumour growth regression in a subcutaneous mouse xenograft model of neuroblastoma. These data indicate that genetically engineered biosilica frustules may be used as versatile ‘backpacks’ for the targeted delivery of poorly water-soluble anticancer drugs to tumour sites. CCRES ALGAE TEAM
BGG is a worldwide leader in Astaxanthin production and technology, with the world’s second largest capacity to produce Natural Astaxanthin from microalgae. ...
BGG has plans to become the world’s largest producer of Astaxanthin within the next two years. Founded in China in 1995, BGG specializes in the development and manufacture of fruit and botanical extracts, microalgae secondary metabolites, natural vitamins, natural sweeteners and flavor enhancers for use in the dietary supplement, food/beverage, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. BGG employs about 400 staff, has five production sites, with international branches in North America, Japan and Switzerland, and manages sales in more than 20 countries. BGG released this video to introduce their division that focuses on the production and marketing of ingredients from natural algae sources, Algae Life Sciences, Inc. #CCRES #ALGAE TEAM https://youtu.be/GSRShc9-tsI
Photosynthesis uses light from the sun and carbon dioxide from the air to make chemicals that can be converted into energy-rich biofuels. Plants, however, tr...
Photosynthesis uses light from the sun and carbon dioxide from the air to make chemicals that can be converted into energy-rich biofuels. Plants, however, transform less than five percent of the solar energy they capture into harvestable chemical energy. The New Mexico Consortium and Los Alamos National Laboratory are working on strategies to improve the energy yield in algae and plant systems, resulting in more fuel in our tanks and more food on our plates, without releasing additional carbon into the atmosphere. Dr. Richard Sayre tells the story.
We are entering a new era of agricultural production. This new cycle requires increasing technical skills, more natural solutions and fewer pesticides, antib...
Olmix is a leader in the use of macroalgae to develop nutritional products for humans and animals. This video tells about their plans to feed a world of nine billion people using seaweeds as primary ingredients for health and nutrition. The company’s global aim is “to create a healthy food chain based on algae.”
http://draxe.com/ I want to share with you the health benefits of the Spirulina. This blue-green algae is one of the top superfoods in the world today. Its n...
Dr. Josh Axe shares the health benefits of Spirulina, the blue-green algae that is one of the top superfoods in the world today. Its nutritional profile is loaded with chlorophyll, B Vitamins, Vitamin K and minerals such as zinc and magnesium. It is also a great source of quality protein if you aren’t getting enough in your diet.
P A L M A R I A P A L M A T A is a cold water algae species that is found in the middle to lower shore in many parts of Europe and the North Atlantic Coasts of America.
CCRES FUCUS was sequentially extracted with water at 22 °C (fraction 1 (F1)) and 60 °C (F2), and with 0.1 M HCl (F3) and 2 M KOH (F4) at 37 °C. Soluble fractions (42.3% yield) were composed of neutral sugars (18.9−48 g/100 g), uronic acids (8.8−52.8 g/100 g), sulfate (2.4−11.5 g/100 g), small amounts of protein (<1−6.1 g/100 g), and nondialyzable polyphenols (0.1−2.7 g/100 g). The main neutral sugars were fucose, glucose, galactose, and xylose. Infrared (IR) spectra of the fractions showed absorption bands at 820−850 and 1225−1250 cm-1 for sulfate. F1, F2, and F4 also exhibited an absorption band at 1425 cm-1, due to uronic acids, and their IR spectra resembled that of alginate. F3 had an IR spectrum similar to that of fucoidan with an average molecular weight of 1.6 × 106 Da, calculated by molecular exclusion high-performance liquid chromatography. The presence of fucose in this polysaccharide was confirmed by 1H NMR spectroscopy. This fraction showed the highest potential to be antioxidant by the ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) assay, followed by the alkali- and water-soluble fractions. Sulfated polysaccharides from edible seaweeds potentially could be used as natural antioxidants by the food industry.
The global petroleum price crash is putting the squeeze on biofuels, but new research projects keep algae biofuel on the path to competitiveness.
The algae biofuel market is still in play even though the global petroleum market shows no real signs of lifting itself out of the doldrums, as two examples from different ends of the Earth illustrate. Over in Australia, researchers have come up with a new, low cost way to raise algae for biofuel, and here in the US the Department of Energy is moving forward with a new grant program to fund commercially viable algae production.
Maine is going bananas for seaweed, which is surging in popularity as more harvesters, growers and processors make a living trading in marine algae. The state now supports more than 20 companies that grow or collect seaweed.
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Scientific American tells the story of Bren Smith, owner of Connecticut-based Thimble Island Oyster Company, and director of the organization Greenwave, who started growing kelp and shellfish as a reaction to several crises he faced in his own life: overfishing, climate change, and rampant unemployment in the fishing industry. He was working on the Bering Sea when the cod stocks crashed, and he lost oyster crops to both ocean acidification and two hurricanes. Based in part on the research of Dr. Charles Yarish at the University of Connecticut, Smith’s 3-D ocean farming model uses the entire ocean column to grow as many different foods as possible in as small an area as possible. CCRES ALGAE TEAM https://vimeo.com/groups/278241
AlgaePARC educates professionals for microalgae-based production processes. Students learn to describe microalgal metabolism, to apply basic design principle...
AlgaePARC is a large multidisciplinary research program based in Wageningen, Netherlands, which integrates the entire microalgal process chain. AlgaePARC educates professionals for microalgae-based production processes. Students learn to describe microalgal metabolism, to apply basic design principles for photobioreactors and to cultivate microalgae.
P A L M A R I A P A L M A T Ais a cold water algae species that is found in the middle to lower shore in many parts of Europe and the North Atlantic Coasts of America. It can grow in depths of up to 20m on both exposed and sheltered shores. It is found growing on rocks and on the stipes of L. hyperborea and Fucus serratus as an epiphyte.
Qualitas Health, a supplier of a unique polar-lipid structured algal omega-3 ingredient, is now at full scale production and is participating in what an executive calls “the future of omega-3s.”
We grow the algae in open ponds, so sunlight is the source of energy. It is an agricultural technology, so you are at the mercy of the elements. But there are ways to mitigate that by holding inventories of different intermediates, whether it is the harvested algae or the extracted oil.
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