April 15, 2015 Researches hypothesize that enhancing biodiversity in laboratory rats, including treating the rats with worms, would suppress their immune systems. Because worms have been shown to subdue inflammatory diseases such as asthma and allergies, the thinking was, the treated immune system would not fight infections as effectively.
Researchers at Bandung Institute of Technology hypothesize that since the oil deposits in Indonesia originate from fossilized microscopic algae, the process can be replicated under laboratory conditions. With the currently employed method, scientists have managed to get 3 grams of oil from 1 liter of algae culture. #biofuel #microalgae
The team cultivated the microalgae by coupling a wastewater treatment process with an algal photobioreactor for nutrient removal and biomass production, using enriched CO2 from industrial exhaust gases, according to Tsai.