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January 24, 2014
Economic Impacts of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) Some harmful algae produce potent toxins which cause illness or death in humans and other organisms, including endangered species. Other harmful algae are non-toxic to humans and wildlife but degrade ecosystems by forming such large blooms that they can adversely affect corals, seagrasses, and organisms living on the sea-bottom. Human health and ecosystem impacts […]

November 19, 2012
Marine Algae Could Help With Stroke Recovery

Posted: Wed 10:36 AM, Nov 14, 2012.   A natural product produced by marine algae shows promise in stroke recovery. Creighton University School of Medicine is involved in a new study using brevetoxin-2, a compound produced naturally by marine algae, that stimulated nerve cell growth and plasticity in cultured mouse neurons. This research advances […]