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Algae Shown to Improve Gastrointestinal Health

January 27, 2020

UC San Diego scientists have completed the first study in humans demonstrating that a common algae improves gastrointestinal issues related to irritable bowel syndrome. The green, single-celled organism called Chlamydomonas reinhardtii was found to help with diarrhea, gas and bloating.

Researchers Turn Algae Leftovers into Renewable Products with Flare

May 11, 2020

Researchers takes waste products from algae-based omega-3 oil production and converts them into valuable and renewable polyurethane foams with all kinds of commercial applications—from flip-flops and running shoe soles, to mattresses and yoga mats.

Quest for Edible Malarial Vaccine Leads to Other Potential Medical Uses for Algae

April 19, 2013

…World by simply feeding algae genetically engineered with a vaccine? That’s the question biologists at UC San Diego sought to answer after they demonstrated last May that algae can be engineered to produce a vaccine that blocks malaria transmission. In a follow up study, they got their answer: Not yet,…

3D Printed Corals Provide More Fertile Ground for Algae Growth

April 9, 2020

Researchers have 3D printed coral-inspired structures that are capable of growing dense populations of microscopic algae. The work could lead to the development of compact, more efficient bioreactors for producing algae-based biofuels, as well as new techniques to repair and restore coral reefs.

Rise of Aggressive Reef Predator From Overfishing May Impede Sea Urchin Recovery, Study Finds

May 15, 2017

A new study suggests that an aggressive reef competitor—the Threespot Damselfish—may have impeded the recovery of Caribbean long-spined sea urchin populations after a mysterious disease outbreak caused a massive die-off of these animals over three decades ago.

Solar Fuels Conference Comes to Campus

June 15, 2017

…of its leadership in algae biofuels and artificial photosynthesis research—specifically the work of Stephen Mayfield, a professor of biology, and Clifford Kubiak, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry. Stephen Mayfield, at right, with green algae growing in bags in a campus greenhouse. “This meeting is about jobs, the thousands of…

See You in Three Years

April 30, 2018

…blooms in the Baltic Sea. They found that the algae were detected in very high concentrations every three years followed by one or two years of substantially lower concentrations. What the researchers cannot do at the moment is understand why.

Chemists Develop New Technology that Detects Algae Crop Health

October 1, 2021

UC San Diego chemists have developed a technology for monitoring the health of algae crops, one of world’s most promising sources for sustainable products being developed to counter global issues stemming from fossil fuel pollutants and product waste.

UC San Diego Forging a Sustainable Future with Renewable Products

August 6, 2020

…decade. New Science Behind Algae-based Flip-flops As the world’s most popular shoe, flip-flops account for a troubling percentage of plastic waste that ends up in landfills, on seashores and in our oceans. Scientists at UC San Diego have spent years working to resolve this problem, and now they have taken…

Scripps Oceanography Researchers Engineer Breakthrough for Biofuel Production

November 20, 2013

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have developed a method for greatly enhancing biofuel production in tiny marine algae.

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