Sticks and stones: UK testing renewable alternative to casts

In the United Kingdom, a trial is using wood-based casts as an ecofriendly and efficient replacement for the standard fiberglass cast in setting broken...

uBiome and L’Oréal partnership to advance skin microbiome research

In California, uBiome is partnering with L’Oréal’s Technology Incubator, to help continue L’Oréal’s longtime research into the skin microbiome. Through this partnership, the two...

Danone takes the plunge with Kona Deep for deep ocean water

In France, Danone Manifesto Ventures has taken a minority stake in the Hawaii-based company Kona Deep with a $5.5 million investment. Kona Deep sources...

Plant based biopharmaceutical helps people with eye growth

In Mexico, researchers are working on a biopharmaceutical made from a plant called Siempreviva to help patients with pterygium, an abnormal benign growth on...

Meet Noah, the latest biobased, electric vehicle

In the Netherlands, students at the Eindhoven University of Technology have built an electric car from flax fiber and sugar. Dubbed Noah, the two-seater...

Government approval could mean GMO cannabis on our future

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Epidiolex, a treatment for epileptic seizures that is based on a cannabis compound called...

Biomaterials Get Nano-Scaled for Takeda and BioSurfaces Gastrointestinal Research Program

In Massachusetts, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and BioSurfaces Inc. are joining forces for a research program to help treat patients with gastrointestinal diseases with...

Weave me a heart – Silk looks promising for blood vessels in heart disease...

In Australia, scientists from the Heart Research Institute found that silk could prove to be a valuable biomaterial alternative to creating blood vessels in...

Want to Prevent or Delay Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease? Eat Some Mushrooms

In Malaysia, a study conducted by researchers at the University of Malaya shows evidence that the bioactive components of mushrooms can help delay or...

Unilever launches new natural personal care products

In the United Kingdom, Unilever launched a new line of natural personal care products, ApotheCARE Essentials. The 18 new products are created from six...

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Local algae could address Bangladesh’s water crisis

In Bangladesh, scientists from Dhaka University and Sweden’s Uppsala University are using local microalgae to generate clean water. Pithophora—locally known as Shewla—removes cellulose nanofibers from...

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