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Mussel-Based Glue May Make Surgery Safer

...NESDAY, March 18 (HealthDay News) -- Using such unlikely partners as marine mussels and printer inkjet technology, researchers say they've come up with medical... the NC State team noted that adhesive proteins found in the glue of marine mussels are both non-toxic and biodegradable. These natural proteins can be placed ...

Patients Benefit From Mobicosa, A Unique, Natural Arthritis Treatment Available At Your Chemist Shop

...ch, green lipped mussels, Mobicosa includes high quantities of Omega 3, GAG's Glycosaminoglycans/Mucopolysaccharides and vitamins and minerals. The mussels are carefully processed to reduce loss and rupture to maintain their goodness and offer higher yields of nutrients than any other arthritis treatment....

New findings on emerging contaminants

...udy the effects of the pollutants on these marine animals. Loggerhead turtles accumulate PFCs in their tissues because they eat filter feeders such as mussels that remove contaminants from the water. Kellers team found that turtles with high concentrations of PFCs showed signs of liver damage and were imm...

Nerites Corporation Announces Closing of Series A Funding Round

...se synthetic compounds are based upon research by Dr. Phil Messersmith at Northwestern University's Department of Biomedical Engineering on how marine mussels bind to surfaces underwater, are a breakthrough advance in biologically -- compatible adhesives that provide completely new options for tissue repair,...

Nerites Receives NIH Grant to Study Novel Treatment for Preventing Dangerous Bacterial Infections on Urinary Stents and Catheters

...se synthetic compounds are based upon research by Dr. Phil Messersmith at Northwestern University's Department of Biomedical Engineering on how marine mussels bind to surfaces underwater, are a breakthrough advance in biologically-compatible adhesives that provide completely new options for tissue repair, sk...

Flower-power on a Plate in Paris

...tt Paris. Rouquette offers diners a special "flower" menu featuring mussels with foie gras, saffron and nasturtiums, or an "avocado and crab fantasy" s...flowers have "a slight taste of Espelette pepper" that make them ideal with mussels and panned foie gras. Hibiscus brings "a tomato-like freshness" perfect to ...

Flesh-eating Bugs Surface in Singapore

...tacked by a flesh-eating bug over the past five years// in the island republic. They said the species lived in salt water and around crabs, clams, and mussels among others. The warning came in the wake of the death of an elderly man who was bitten by a crab when he was cleaning it before cooking. ...
Mussels in Biological News

Zebra mussels hang on while quagga mussels take over

MADISON The zebra mussels that have wreaked ecological havoc on the Great Lakes are harder to find these days not because they are dying off, but because they are being replaced by a cousin, the quagga mussel. But zebra mussels still dominate in fast-moving streams and rivers. Research condu...

The Prestige oil spill caused changes in the cell structure of mussels

This release is available in Spanish . The oil spill from the Prestige petroleum oil tanker in 2002 caused serious damage to the ecosystems in the Bay of Biscay. A PhD thesis at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) has studied the consequences of this spill for the mussels inh...

Queen's University Belfast works to save Strangford horse mussels

Queen's University Belfast is working on a three-year study to conserve and restore endangered horse mussel reefs in Strangford Lough. Marine biologists based at the University's marine research and outreach centre in Portaferry in County Down, which is part of the School of Biological Sciences...

Warmer environment means shorter lives for cold-blooded animals

...ient temperature is the dominant factor controlling geographic variation of lifespan within species. "We were intrigued by the fact that that pearl mussels in Spain have a maximum lifespan of 29 years, while in Russia, individuals of the same species live nearly 200 years," said Dr. Munch. "We wondered ho...

Rising acidity levels could trigger shellfish revenue declines, job losses

...orrosive environment for marine organisms such as corals, marine plankton, and shellfish that build carbonate shells or skeletons. Mollusks including mussels and oysters, which support valuable marine fisheries are particularly sensitive to these changes. In a case study of U.S. commercial fishery reven...

Marine scientists warn of potential for spring, summer red tide outbreak in Gulf of Maine

...on a regional seafloor survey of quantities of Alexandrium fundyense--the microscopic algae notorious for producing a toxin that accumulates in clams, mussels and other shellfish and that can cause paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) in humans who consume them. The research was supported by the National S...

American Chemical Society Weekly PressPac -- April 8, 2009

...E RELEASE It's the metal in the mussel that gives mussels their muscle power Langmuir Researchers in ...the coatings of anchoring byssal threads of marine mussels their amazing durability. The study could lead to ...ew little about the chemical mechanisms that allow mussels to coat the tendon-like fibers in byssal threads w...

Penn biologists demonstrate that size matters... in snail shells

...arine ecosystems remain underappreciated. The dramatic increase in size, the researchers hypothesize, may give the snail an edge when preying on large mussels and barnacles, while protecting them from predators like crabs. Comparisons were based on archived shells collected from 1915 to 1922 from sites th...

Cause of mussel poisoning identified

... can cause severe poisoning in human consumers of mussels after being enriched in the shellfish tissues. The...it as the producer of azaspiracid toxin. Eating mussels is a special treat for many people, although it is...has been known for a long time that consumption of mussels and other bivalve shellfish can cause poisoning in...

Shellfish and inkjet printers may hold key to faster healing from surgeries

... Using the natural glue that marine mussels use to stick to rocks, and a variation on the inkjet printer, a team of res...esearch shows that adhesive proteins found in the "glue" produced by marine mussels may be used in place of the synthetic adhesives without these concerns, bec...
Mussels in Biological Technology

Sticky mussels inspire biomedical engineer yet again

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Mussels are delicious when cooked in a white wine broth, but they also have two other well-known qualities before theyre put in a pot: they stick to virtually all inorganic and organic surfaces, and they stick with amazing tenacity. Northwestern University biomedical engineer...

Entrepreneurial Spirit Infectious in Milwaukee

...ledge, they never made a go of it. But man, do I remember their enthusiasm. They were gonna rid every boater and marina operator on Lake Erie of zebra mussels forever and retire rich. They just knew it. Thats the thing about entrepreneurs. They just believe. Call em nuts, overly suggestible, out to lunch...

Nerites raises $1 million to improve medical tech

...are based on research by Dr. Phil Messersmith at Northwestern University's Department of Biomedical Engineering . The research centered on how marine mussels bind to surfaces underwater, and it helped produced biologically compatible adhesives. Related story Lincoln Brunner: Entrepreneurial Spirit...

Medical technology firm lands $100K federal grant

...products are based on research by Dr. Phil Messersmith at Northwestern University's Department of Biomedical Engineering , who has studied how marine mussels bind to surfaces under water. ...
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