News tagged with seaweeds

Did seaweed make us who we are today?

Millions of years ago something happened, allowing early Homo sapiens to branch out from the primitive hominoid family tree. Was this crucial turn in human evolution partly driven by seaweed and its particular content of ...

dateFeb 28, 2017 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Damaged seaweed can recover

Seaweed, which is vital for marine life, is disappearing throughout the world at an alarming rate. Different currents and wave patterns can bring about recovery, but more research is needed. This is the conclusion of Achmad ...

dateDec 09, 2016 in Environment
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Experts warn booming seaweed industry

A rising number of valuable uses being found for seaweed—from food and fertilizer to pharmaceuticals and industrial gels—is driving the rapid growth of an industry that could easily and needlessly drop into some of the ...

dateSep 04, 2016 in Ecology
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Okinawa mozuku: The treasure under the sea

Mozuku is a unique Okinawan seaweed. Scientifically known as Cladosiphon okamuranus, this alga is popular in Japanese cuisine, and it has been farmed for more than 35 years. The cultivation of this seaweed is a key element ...

dateAug 08, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Growing stem cells faster on seaweed

Alginate forms a kind of supporting skeleton in the cell walls of certain kinds of algae. Fraunhofer scientists use the gel-like mass from Chilean seaweed as the substrate for stem cells. They can flexibly adjust the pore ...

dateDec 01, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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