.. Cellana launches ReNew line of products at GOED conference Cellana, Inc. Algae-centered biocrude applications provide renewable, sustainable, and economic alternatives for transportation fuels, particularly jet fuels for commercial and military aircraft. This technology, refined at Cellana’s six-acre Kona Demonstration Facility on Hawaii’s Big Island, has produced a lot more than nine tons of algal biomass for commercial testing. Cellana’s production services preserve valuable natural resources while maintaining a small carbon footprint, a small freshwater footprint, and a small land footprint. Cellana’s eco-sensitive services are unique in that they can be built on marginal land that neither facilitates land-based agriculture nor animal grazing; so they will not compete with food sources.Epilepsy and various other seizure disorders result when nerves or inappropriately fire in the brain excessively. The brain’s off, switches fail partly due to protein defects that prevent potassium from exiting nerve cells and calming them. Stations that carry potassium, says Min Li, Ph.D., professor of neuroscience at Johns Hopkins, must open on cue to ensure nerve cells only fire for defined periods of time. Related StoriesProtein sensor for proprioception foundResearchers effectively repair nerve cell damage in Alzheimer's dementiaUnique, tiny protein cage developed to deliver chemotherapy chemicals right to cancer cellsIn their research of these channels, Li and his colleagues developed a new way of testing thousands of druglike molecules to find any that could turn the potassium switch on or off.