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  • New tool can identify harmful blue-green algae

    A new way to detect early signs of harmful blue-green algae, which bloom in lakes, rivers and reservoirs around the world, has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham together with researchers at the Culture Collection of Algae & Protozoa (CCAP), based at the Scottish Associati more

  • Biofuels and sophisticated materials cycles thanks to bio-templating

    Blue-green algae are among the oldest living creatures on Earth and have perfected the use of sunlight over billions of years. Empa scientists have now equipped these humble unicellular organisms with semiconductor coatings to create mini power plants, which supply biofuels and are photocatalyticall more

  • Marine alga from the Kiel Fjord discovered as a remedy against infections and skin cancer

    Marine organisms and their microbial symbionts are invaluable sources of new medicines for human diseases. Natural products from the sea have four times higher potential to become medicines than any other natural or synthetic compound. But the discovery process is long, risky and costly. Using state more

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What makes blue-green algae dangerous?

When the environmental conditions are right, blue-green algae (which are actually blue-green bacteria) can blossom into harmful algal blooms. These blooms can release all sorts of deadly poisons into the environment. In this episode, SOC’s Sophia Cai explains how human health could be at risk, w ... more

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The Chemical Compounds Behind the Scent of the Sea

The summer holidays are here, which means there’ll soon be crowds flocking to the coast to spend the day at the beach. The supposed benefits of ‘fresh sea air’ are commonly extolled, but its origins might not be what you think: it’s the chemical compounds produced by algae and seaweed that contribut more

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Algae

Algae For the programming language, see algae (programming language) , a marine red alga from Hawaii. Algae are a large and diverse group of simple plant-like organisms, ranging from unicellular to multicellular forms. The largest and most co ... more

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