Tag: proteins

Record $3.1B invested in alt proteins in 2020 signals growing market

Record $3.1B invested in alt proteins in 2020 signals growing market

March 21, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the alternative protein industry raised $3.1 billion in investments in 2020—three times more than in any single year in the industry’s history, according to Good Food Institute. Of the $5.9 billion raised by alternative protein companies over the past decade, more than half was received in 2020 alone. New data released by […]

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Biotalys biobacteriacides, biofungicides, ag biosolutions tackle 2 birds with 1 stone

Biotalys biobacteriacides, biofungicides, ag biosolutions tackle 2 birds with 1 stone

November 15, 2020 |

Biotalys is transforming food protection with unique protein-based biocontrol solutions, tackling two birds with one stone – reducing food waste and driving the sustainability of food production. But how? And why should we care? In today’s Digest, how Biotalys is creating nature-based protein products that protect food, ensure a safe, sustainable food supply, and reduce […]

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3D meat bioprinter commercialization, lab-grown chicken, algae-based skis, biobased car, bioluminescent wood, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of November 12th

3D meat bioprinter commercialization, lab-grown chicken, algae-based skis, biobased car, bioluminescent wood, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of November 12th

November 11, 2020 |

Maybe it’s because Thanksgiving is right around the corner, but this week’s innovations are heavy on food with a protein innovation contest crowning MycoTechnology for their mushroom-based protein production, a whopping $7 million raised for a 3D-printed cultured meat startup to commercialize its meat bioprinter, a “metabolized restaurant” concept with food produced using bacteria through […]

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Mutation reduces energy waste in plants

Mutation reduces energy waste in plants

April 12, 2020 |

In Germany, researchers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum identified several thousand proteins, determined their respective amounts in mutant and reference lines and combined the results obtained with measurements of photosynthetic performance. They found that the combination of two mutations could help convert carbon dioxide into biomass by plants more efficiently. One of the mutations is characterized […]

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Proteins shape and structure research will help maximize biofuel production

Proteins shape and structure research will help maximize biofuel production

September 7, 2019 |

In Missouri, researchers at the University of Missouri College of Engineering, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory are looking at how the shape and structure of proteins determine their function which will help produce the types of algae and other plants that will have the properties best suited for […]

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Researchers develop targeting of light-activated proteins

Researchers develop targeting of light-activated proteins

August 18, 2019 |

In Germany, researchers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have developed a new strategy for the design of light-sensitive proteins. Such proteins, also called optogenetic tools, can be switched on and off by light pulses, thereby triggering targeted cellular processes. With their help, it is possible, for example, to study in living organisms and to control […]

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Scientists develop cheaper and faster DNA testing method

Scientists develop cheaper and faster DNA testing method

August 10, 2019 |

In Lithuania, after 2.5 years of research, a new method reduces DNA testing costs by 90%. Scientists from the Vilnius University Life Sciences Centre (VU LSC) and the Center for Physical Sciences and Technology (CPST) have jointly-developed an alternative approach, called the Fixed DNA Molecule Array method which makes DNA testing more cost-effective and simpler, […]

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Designer proteins lay foundation for engineered nano-scale circuits, sensors and filters

Designer proteins lay foundation for engineered nano-scale circuits, sensors and filters

July 14, 2019 |

In Washington, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Washington School of Medicine demonstrated that artificial proteins engineered from scratch were assembled into nanorod arrays, designer filaments and honeycomb lattices on the surface of mica, demonstrating control over the way proteins interact with surfaces to form complex structures […]

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Researchers find they can manufacture proteins in the field using chloroplasts

Researchers find they can manufacture proteins in the field using chloroplasts

July 9, 2019 |

In New York state, a team from Cornell University and the University of Illinois announced that crops can cheaply manufacture proteins inside their cellular power plants called chloroplasts—allowing the crops to be grown widely in fields rather than restrictive greenhouses—with no cost to yield. In this study, the team engineered tobacco to produce cellulase proteins […]

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Scientists better understand how proteins move out of cells

Scientists better understand how proteins move out of cells

June 15, 2019 |

In Missouri, Gavin King and a team of scientists at the University of Missouri used an atomic force microscope to study the movement of the E.coli proteins. Unlike previous studies where proteins were frozen, the atomic force microscope allowed researchers to observe the proteins moving in a fluid environment that closely resembles their natural environment. […]

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