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Ben-Gurion U researchers isolate microalgal strain that could reduce cholesterol
A research team at BGU's Landau Family Microalgal Biotechnology Lab in the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research headed by Prof. Zvi HaCohen, is studying an algal mutant that is capable of accumulating up to 15 percent (of dry weight) of a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) called DGLA (Dihomo-γ-Linolenic Acid). The new strain, IKG-1, is a freshwater microalga that the researchers believe is the only known plant source capable of producing such significant amounts of DGLA. (2010-05-03)

Ben-Gurion U. and PTT Chemical sign R&D agreement to commercialize green algae strain
The agreement is for the production of dihomo gamma-linolenic acid (DGLA- Omega 6) using BGU's mutant strain of the green microalgae Parietochloris incise. The joint research will focus on optimizing DGLA production through advanced algae cultivation methods and large-scale processing in a commercially viable setting. (2011-01-28)

Scientists from the MSU adjusted a microalgal technology for wast
Members of the Faculty of Biology of the Lomonosov Moscow State University proved that under Nordic conditions wastewaters could be treated with the help of microalgae, while algal biomass is suitable for processing into biofuel. The scientists have presented the optimized technique for the removal from wastewater of organic compounds, along with nitrogen and phosphorus in the article, published in the Algal Research. (2017-08-24)

Selecting best microalgae for biodiesel production
Microalgae are a promising source of energy to replace fossil fuels, as they have several advantages over conventional crops used for commercial biodiesel. Microalgae have a shorter lifecycle and they can be developed in environments unfit for agriculture. In the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, researchers developed a methodology to analyze different species to select the best microalgae for use as an energy source by taking into account biological, economic, and environmental aspects. (2020-12-01)

Scientists produce 'designer triacylglycerols' in industrial microalgae
A research team led by Prof. XU Jian from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), has discovered two novel diacylglyceryl transferases (DGAT2s) that preferentially attach LA and EPA, respectively, to the glycerol backbone to form TAGs. (2018-12-31)

Third of eye strain complaints about computer monitors indicate workplace dissatisfaction
One in three complaints of eye strain, attributed to computer monitors, is really about employee dissatisfaction with working conditions. (2001-03-12)

Recombinant yeast as an antifungal vaccine
To date, only one antifungal vaccine, designed to prevent ringworm in cattle, has progressed beyond the experimental stage. Wüthrich et al. now describe the use of a live attenuated strain of Blastomyces dermatitidis to prevent blastomycosis, an often-fatal yeast infection of the lung. (2000-11-28)

Frequent traveller: Dysentery-causing bacteria spreading from Europe to Australia
Researchers have found that a strain of dysentery-causing bacterium that originated from Europe centuries ago is spreading rapidly to Australia and some developing countries. (2012-08-07)

BGU and Primafuel announce exclusive licensing agreement for algae-based renewable fuels
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, a world leader in algae production commercialization, has announced a multi-year, multi-million dollar technology-licensing and development agreement with Primafuel, Inc., a California-based company that develops renewable fuels. The collaboration is focused on developing algae bio-refinery technologies for renewable fuels and high value co-products production. (2009-01-20)

Henry Ford Hospital study: A MRSA strain linked to high death rates
A strain of MRSA that causes bloodstream infections is five times more lethal than other strains and has shown to have some resistance to the potent antibiotic drug vancomycin used to treat MRSA, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. The study found that 50 percent of the patients infected with the strain died within 30 days compared to 11 percent of patients infected with other MRSA strains. (2009-10-31)

Molecular tools for bioengineering eukaryotic microalgae
The article discusses some of the rapidly developing tools for genome editing and discusses their potential impact on the bioengineering of eukaryotic microalgae. (2016-06-23)

The Iceman's gut microbes shed light on ancient human geography
Analysis of microbes from the gut of the 'Iceman,' a famous 5,300-year-old European glacial mummy, provides insights into not only his health status right before he was murdered, but historical human geography as well. (2016-01-07)

Hong Kong University leads the genomics research of scarlet fever pathogen
Scarlet fever has revealed unusual high infect rate in Hong Kong this year. So far, 466 children were infected and two of them dead. Hong Kong University (HKU) and BGI today released the draft genome sequence of the S. pyogenes strain. (2011-06-22)

Strain engineering of 2D semiconductor and graphene
Strain engineering can significantly manipulate the two-dimensional (2D) materials' electronic and optical properties, which endow it the potential applications in optoelectronics and nanophotonics. To summarize recent fascinating work about the strain engineering of 2D materials, scientists in China write a review article that gives people a comprehensive introduction to this field, including the strain field theory, tunable band structure and optical properties of 2D materials under strain field, and their photonic applications. (2020-11-23)

Bioengineers develop bacterial strain to increase ethanol biofuel production
A team of bioengineers in the United States have modified a strain of bacteria to increase its ability to produce ethanol. The research, published in Biotechnology and Bioengineering, reveals how adaptation and metabolic engineering can be combined for strain improvement, a positive development for the biofuel industry. (2010-12-09)

Building a better electronic touch
Two new studies introduce materials that improve the capabilities of electronic 'touch,' boosting the multimodality of artificial skin so that it more resembles the capabilities of human skin. (2020-11-19)

Microalgae produce more oil faster for energy, food or products
Scientists today described technology that accelerates microalgae's ability to produce many different types of renewable oils for fuels, chemicals, foods and personal care products within days using standard industrial fermentation. The presentation was part of the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. The meeting, with 12,000 presentations on advances in science and other topics, continues here through Thursday. (2013-04-07)

NYUAD scientists uncover the genomic differences of marine and freshwater microalgae
NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Associate Professor of Biology Kourosh Salehi-Ashtiani and NYUAD Senior Research Scientist David Nelson report in a new study that they have successfully cultured and sequenced 107 microalgae species from 11 different phyla indigenous to varied locations and climates to gain insights on genomic differences in saltwater and freshwater microalgae. (2021-01-11)

Tulane researchers working on new tuberculosis vaccine
Researchers at the Tulane National Primate Research Center are leading efforts to find a new vaccine for tuberculosis, one of the world's deadliest diseases. A team of researchers led by the TNPRC used a modified strain of TB to show that monkeys could generate better protective immunity than when vaccinated with BCG, a common TB vaccine. (2015-10-13)

Job stress, unhealthy lifestyle increase risk of coronary artery disease
People with job stress and an unhealthy lifestyle are at higher risk of coronary artery disease than people who have job stress but lead healthy lifestyles, found a study published in CMAJ. (2013-05-13)

Underwater robot with a sense of touch
Maintenance of offshore drilling rigs or underwater cables, taking samples of sediment -- underwater robots perform a variety of deep-sea tasks. Research scientists now aim to equip robots with tactile capability so that they can orientate themselves better under the sea. (2009-05-05)

Building a better flu vaccine: Add second strain of influenza B
A Saint Louis University researcher tackles the problem that occurs when the influenza vaccine doesn't match the strain of the virus circulating in the community. He finds adding a second influenza B virus strain likely would improve the vaccine's ability to prevent the flu. (2010-04-06)

Sharing the load: Individual fibrin fibers distribute strain across a network
A new study shows that when it comes to networks of protein fibers, individual fibers play a substantial role in effectively strengthening an entire network of fibers. The research, published by Cell Press in the April 20 issue of the Biophysical Journal, describes a mechanism that explains how individual fibrin fibers subjected to significant strain can respond by stiffening to resist stretch and helping to equitably distribute the strain load across the network. (2010-04-20)

Emerging E. coli strain causes many antimicrobial-resistant infections in US
A new, drug-resistant strain of E. coli is causing serious disease, according to a new study, now available online, in the Aug. 1, 2010, issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases. (2010-07-30)

Prospects brighten for future superconductor power cables
NIST research reported in the Nov. 17 issue of Applied Physics Letters suggests that next-generation, high-temperature superconductor wire can withstand more mechanical strain than originally thought. As a result, superconductor power cables employing this future wire may be used for transmission grid applications. (2003-11-21)

The taming of the rat
If you worry about having a pet rat in case it bites you, then you can relax. Recent research has found that a domesticated strain of rat selectively bred for tameness never bites human handlers. (2016-07-06)

SU research team uses nanobiotechnology-manipulated light particles to accelerate algae growth
Scientists and engineers seek to meet three goals in the production of biofuels from nonedible sources such as microalgae: efficiency, economical production and ecological sustainability. Syracuse University's Radhakrishna Sureshkumar, professor and chair of biomedical and chemical engineering in the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, and SU chemical engineering Ph.D. student Satvik Wani have uncovered a process that is a promising step toward accomplishing these three goals. (2010-08-24)

Research shows that bacteria survive longer in contact lens cleaning solution than thought
Each year in the UK, bacterial infections cause around 6,000 cases of a severe eye condition known as microbial keratitis, which can lead to loss of vision. New research, presented today at the Society for General Microbiology Annual Conference in Liverpool, shows that a bacterial strain associated with more severe infections shows enhanced resistance to a common contact lens disinfectant solution. (2014-04-16)

Common strain of bacteria found in patients with cystic fibrosis in Canada
A common transmissible strain of the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa has been identified among cystic fibrosis (CF) patients in Canada, suggesting that cross-infection has occurred widely between CF centers in the United Kingdom and Canada, according to a study in the Nov. 17 issue of JAMA. Infection with this strain among Canadian CF patients has been associated with an increased risk of death or lung transplantation. (2010-11-16)

New computer program to give students experience with geosciences' data
The National Science Foundation recently awarded a grant of $144,244 to Williams College to fund a project titled (2009-12-21)

Color-shifting electronic skin could have wearable tech and prosthetic uses
Researchers in China have developed a new type of user-interactive electronic skin, with a color change perceptible to the human eye, and achieved with a much-reduced level of strain. Their results could have applications in robotics, prosthetics and wearable technology. (2017-07-25)

Mass biofuel production without mass antibiotic use
Rather than applying mass amounts of antibiotics to vats of biofuel-producing microorganisms to keep control these cultures, researchers have developed a new technique using modified strains that outcompete other possible contaminating microbes. (2016-08-04)

"Job Strain" Linked To High Blood Pressure, Heart Disease Risk
Those who complain that (1998-11-23)

Stretching silicon: A new method to measure how strain affects semiconductors
University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers and physicists have developed a method of measuring how strain affects thin films of silicon that could lay the foundation for faster flexible electronics. (2008-11-03)

Promiscuity may help some corals survive bleaching events
Researchers have shown for the first time that some corals surviving bleaching events can acquire and host new types of algae from their environment, which may make the coral more heat-tolerant and enhance their recovery. (2016-04-20)

Tuberculosis strain in indigenous communities linked to Canadian fur trade
Researchers have found that a strain of tuberculosis responsible for devastating some isolated Aboriginal populations in Canada was first introduced to these communities by French Canadian fur traders between 1710 and 1870. (2011-04-18)

Another reason to be thankful: Turkeys may be lifesavers
While the turkey you eat on Thursday will bring your stomach happiness and could probably kick-start an afternoon nap, it may also save your life one day. (2014-11-25)

Spray coated tactile sensor on a 3D surface for robotic skin
A KAIST research team has reported a stretchable pressure insensitive strain sensor by using an all solution-based process. The solution-based process is easily scalable to accommodate for large areas and can be coated as a thin-film on 3-dimensional irregularly shaped objects via spray coating. (2018-09-20)

The six strains of SARS-CoV-2
SARS-CoV-2 mutation rate remains low. Across Europe and Italy, the most widespread is strain G, while the L strain from Wuhan is gradually disappearing. These mutations, however, do not impinge on the process of developing effective vaccines (2020-08-03)

Why Zika virus caused most harmful brain damage to Brazilian newborns
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that the strain of Zika that circulated in Brazil during the microcephaly epidemic that began in 2015 was particularly damaging to the developing brain. (2020-02-18)

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