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Algae Sense Rainbow

A new study shows for the first time that algae can detect orange, green and blue light. Land plants are known to detect light on the red and far red spectrum, but in the ocean, the water absorbs red wavelengths and instead reflecting colors like green and blue. According to Dr. Worden from Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute […]


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Algae Milk

Keri Gans at Shape.com reports on a new alternative milk from San Francisco based Solazyme. The product is vegan and it’s claimed to be allergen-free; that is, free of dairy, soy, lactose and nuts. It’s made out of algae flour which was developed to help food manufactures to make healthier products with higher protein content and lower […]


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Algae & Vitamin B12

Read this article from Algae Observer, about algae and vitamin B12, how researchers have found a protein stationed in the algal cell wall. A protein that appears to operate by binding B12 in the ocean and helping to bring it into the cell. The discovery opens the door for both industrial or therapeutic applications since […]


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Fascinating Symbiosis

In this article from the Nature you can read about this fascinating symbiosis between a salamander and algae. Until recently, this symbiosis was thought to occur only between the embryo and the outside living algae, the salamander lays it eggs in bodies with water. But now it’s been reported that algae are commonly located inside the […]


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Altruistic Algae

In this article from Algae Observer  you can read about algae committing suicide (or apoptosis, programmed cell death) which is beneficial for the surrounding relatives. When the cell is damaged during this programmed cell death, nutrients are being released to the environment. What I think is most interesting is that it’s only the cell’s relatives that […]


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Algae For Lamb Diet

This article from Algae Industry Magazine describes the health benefits gained by adding marine algae into the lamb´s diet. Omega-3 fatty acids increased by almost 300%. Read the previous article about DHA (one type of omega-3 fatty acid commonly found in marine oil)  which is described as a brain food. New tests show algae improves lamb […]


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Algae Brain Food

Interesting reading about omega 3 and DHA! DHA: An Essential Brain Food When NASA scientists began their search for the perfect space food for astronauts, they turned their attention to marine algae. What they discovered was that algae was a rich source of the fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). The result of their investigation produced […]


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Natural Coloring Agent

Natural coloring agent by spirulina. Chr. Hansen’s Natural Colors Division launches natural blue for the confectionary and gum industry in the United States. Spirulina has many applications across many markets, and it’s both healthy and vegan! Chr. Hansen now offers a very bright and attractive blue shade to enhance the appeal of your candy or chewing […]


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Weightloss With Algae

From a study by Dr. Jeff Pearson and David Houghton from University of Newcastle, alginate or alginic acid found in brown algae has shown promising results for weight loss due to fat-blocking activities. Interesting how this colorless and tasteless powder can be mixed in food to make it healthier, read more below or at ncl, […]


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Lego By Algae?

What about using algae to make Lego bricks? As you can read in previous post, algae can be used to make the same chemical used for plastic bottles, tires, gloves etc, so why not for all those Lego bricks being produced. According to the article from Newswire, there are approximately 62 Lego bricks per person […]


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