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New supplier set to make waves on the bio-marine scene

Start-up Bio-marine Ingredients Ireland (BII) hopes to become a major new supplier of lipids, protein and calcium powders following an initial €15m investment in its plant.

BII will produce nutritional ingredients from boarfish and blue whiting, species which have been earmarked as an under-utilised marine resource in Ireland.©iStock/Algefoto

Herb extracts may have ‘insulin-like properties’ to aid diabetics: Study

Compounds extracted from the herbs purslane and tindora appear to reduce blood sugar levels, according to a study that looks at the plants’ insulin-like activity in improving glucose uptake.

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DHA supplements may boost semen and sperm quality: RCT

Supplements of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) may reduce the amount of DNA damage in sperm, says a new randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study.

U2 band members named as major investors

Bono and The Edge find what they're looking for in biotech start-up Nuritas

U2 band members Bono and The Edge have been named as major investors in Nuritas, the much-hyped Irish biotech start-up planning to triple its workforce in 2017. 

Resveratrol shows metabolic and brain signaling benefits: Study

Supplements of resveratrol may improve energy metabolism, cell signaling pathways, and neurotransmission in monkeys eating a high sugar and fat Western diet, says a new study.

And the award goes to... What did Dutch consumers choose as 2016's most misleading product?

Dutch watchdog FoodWatch has announced the winners of its annual ‘GoldenEgg’ award for the year’s most misleading product, as voted by members of the public.

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Chr. Hansen names new executive vice president and chief science officer

Thomas Schäfer, current vice president at Novozymes, has been appointed chief science officer and executive vice president at Danish firm Chr. Hansen.

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