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A cheap, safe and effective method of dealing with harmful algal blooms is on the verge of being introduced following successful field and lab tests. Moves to adopt use of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) as an effective treatment against toxic algae are already underway following the results of new research by a team from the John Innes Centre and the University of East Anglia (UEA.)

A new method of producing grapefruit flavouring, from orange oil, has been developed by researchers at the University of Oxford, thanks to funding from EPSRC and BBSRC.

The role of the placenta in healthy fetal development is under-appreciated according to a new paper published today (14th March). The paper available in the journal Nature, reveals a how 103 genetic mutations in mice cause embryos to die before birth. The results showed the majority, almost 70%, cause defects in the placenta.

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