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Squid skin protein can boost bioelectronics

UNITED STATES | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
A team of researchers has discovered that reflectin, a protein in the skin of the common pencil squid (Loliginidae) can conduct positive electrical charges, or protons, making it a promising material for building biologically inspired devices.

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Cooke's farmed kelps get organic certification
Canada | 01:40 | Cultivated kelps raised on a farm in the Bay of Fundy have been certified to the Canadian Organic Aquaculture Standard and will soon be making their way into the marketplace. Full Story
Oceana requests EC to initiate infringement proceedings against Italy
Italy | 00:40 | The conservation organization Oceana requests the European Commission to initiate an infringement procedure against Italy due to the use of prohibited fishing nets. Full Story
Codex once again discusses biotoxin standards in bivalve molluscs
Chile | 23:50 | The Chilean government managed to have the proposed performance criteria for identification methods of marine biotoxins in live and raw bivalve molluscs once again discussed at the general meeting of the Codex Alimentarius, held in Geneva, Switzerland. Full Story
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Codex once again discusses biotoxin standards in bivalve molluscs
Chile The Chilean government managed to have the proposed performance criteria for identification methods of marine biotoxins in live and raw bivalve molluscs once again discussed at the general meeting of the Codex Alimentarius, held in Geneva, Switzerland.
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