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From cancer to shrimps to a Covid-19 vaccine

Professor Avi Schroeder of Israel’s Technion (reported here previously) was working on a cancer cure using Elephant protein and a cure for a disease decimating the shrimp population. Then he discovered that the shrimp medication could also be adapted to … Continue reading

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Optical discovery from shrimps

Scientists at Israel’s Ben Gurion University and Weizmann Institute have discovered how shrimp can see in the murky depths of the sea. The biocrystal coating of their retina light detectors may inspire the development of new optical coatings and specialized … Continue reading

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From cancer to shrimps

This article focuses on Dr Avi Schroeder of Israel’s Technion Institute. His company PEEP Therapeutics is developing a cancer treatment based on Elephant protein gene P53 (see here).  He is also working on personalized chemotherapy and a cure for a … Continue reading

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More shrimps to feed a hungry world

This newsletter reported previously (see here) on three Israeli startups that were farming disease-free shrimps. Here is a fourth – Israel’s AquaMaof. Its RAS (Recirculating Aquaculture Systems) use cutting-edge technology to breed shrimps and other fish on land. https://vimeo.com/362240498 http://aquamaof.com/

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Healthy shrimps to feed the world

Israel’s ViAqua (advisor Prof Avi Schroeder) develops a particle-based method for orally administering antiviral medication to combat deadly viruses in shrimp – a global market worth some $18 billion. ViAqua has just received investment from Singapore’s VisVires New Protein Master … Continue reading

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Growing salmon on land in Nevada

Israel’s AquaMaof Aquaculture Technologies (reported here previously) has won a $90 million contract to build an on-land salmon farm in Reno, Nevada. Producing up to 60,000 tons of fish per year without the use of chemicals or antibiotics, it will … Continue reading

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Super prawn controls disease afflicting 220 million

I reported previously (Aug 2016) that Ben Gurion University scientists were cultivating all-male prawns to eradicate schistosomiasis in sub-Saharan Africa. Now, with Israeli startup Enzoomic, they have produced all-female prawns – much better at controlling the disease. https://in.bgu.ac.il/en/pages/news/super_shrimp.aspx https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xOBl3TPNdk https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-47509-6

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Helping fish farming in Indonesia

Israel’s BioFishency (see May 2014 article) recently installed its aquaculture water-treatment systems in an Indonesian plant that raises Whiteleg (Pacific white) shrimp. The system removes toxic ammonia, cuts water consumption by up to 85 percent while increasing yield 2.5 times. … Continue reading

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