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Early GM potato trial results show real promise | News | Farmers Guardian

Early GM potato trial results show real promise | News | Farmers Guardian | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
EARLY results from a three-year trial to genetically modify blight-resistant potatoes have been hailed a success by scientists.
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Bluetongue vaccination now allowed outside disease areas

Bluetongue vaccination now allowed outside disease areas | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
Farmers will be able to vaccinate their animales to protect them from bluetongue in areas which are disease free...
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Farm virus 'may spread across UK'

Farm virus 'may spread across UK' | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
Schmallenberg virus is present in the UK this summer and could spread throughout the country, scientists say.
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Scientists say you're not the Neanderthal they used to think

Scientists say you're not the Neanderthal they used to think | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
Neanderthal man did not, after all, leave his genes behind when he became extinct 40,000 years ago, according to a study that discredits the idea of the Neanderthals interbreeding with the ancestors of modern humans.
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NC3Rs awards record £5.1 million funds for research projects

NC3Rs awards record £5.1 million funds for research projects | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it

The National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) has awarded 21 new grants totalling £5.1 million, in what the Centre says is the largest-ever single allocation of funding in the UK for 3Rs research.

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Why spring is blooming marvellous (and climate change makes it earlier) | News from the John Innes Centre

Why spring is blooming marvellous (and climate change makes it earlier) | News from the John Innes Centre | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it

BBSRC-funded scientists have unpicked why temperature has such a powerful affect on how plants flower. In research published in the journal Nature, scientists from the John Innes Centre on the Norwich Research Park have identified the switch that accelerates flowering time in response to temperature.


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£250m investment in new UK bioscience facilities | Anglia - ITV News

£250m investment in new UK bioscience facilities | Anglia - ITV News | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it

 £250m investment in new UK bioscience facilities on ITV News

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Study to probe midges linked to African horse sickness - News - Horsetalk.co.nz

Study to probe midges linked to African horse sickness - News - Horsetalk.co.nz | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it

Researchers in Britain have been awarded a £680,000 grant to sequence and study the genetic makeup of a biting midge that can carry several dangerous animals viruses, including African horse sickness.

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You CAN live forever... as long as you are a flatworm, say scientists

You CAN live forever... as long as you are a flatworm, say scientists | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
The worms, which live in lakes and ponds, hold the remarkable ability to regenerate time and time again – effectively living forever, Nottingham University researchers found.
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Scientists send open letter to anti-GM protesters pleading with them not to destroy 'years of work'

Scientists send open letter to anti-GM protesters pleading with them not to destroy 'years of work' | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
Scientists working on a new generation of genetically modified crops have sent an open letter to anti-GM protesters pleading with them not to destroy “years of work” by attacking their research plots.
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'Artificial leaf' will convert sunlight into fuel - Telegraph

'Artificial leaf' will convert sunlight into fuel - Telegraph | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
An "artificial leaf" which converts electricity and sunlight into fuel could soon become a reality, scientists claim.
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Vitamin D 'improves eye sight of elderly' - Telegraph

Vitamin D 'improves eye sight of elderly' - Telegraph | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
Vitamin D supplements could significantly improve the sight of elderly people, a study indicates.
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King's College London: Tropical coral could be used to create new sunscreens for humans

Researchers at King's College London have discovered how coral produces natural sunscreen compounds to protect itself from damaging UV rays, leading scientis...
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BBSRC roadshows 2012: A conversation with the research community

BBSRC roadshows 2012: A conversation with the research community | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
BBSRC is holding a series of “roadshow” meetings in various cities during October and November to review progress in delivering BBSRC's current Strategic Plan and consider opportunities for the future.
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Molecule key to cell development

Molecule key to cell development | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
Scientists in Dundee believe they have uncovered a key step in how cells turn into tissues and organs.
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Researchers Take Early Step Towards Devising New Antibiotics - insciences

Researchers Take Early Step Towards Devising New Antibiotics - insciences | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it

BBSRC-funded researchers have made the first step towards creating a new class of antibiotics in a study published last night in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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£168m grant for East biosciences

£168m grant for East biosciences | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
Researchers in the East region have been awarded £168m, part of a £250m research council investment into life sciences.
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Researchers improve neurodegenerative disease understanding

Researchers improve neurodegenerative disease understanding | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Manchester have improved their understanding of neurodegenerative diseases. The team successfully observ...
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Funding Given for research into African Horse Sickness midge - Horse & Hound

Funding Given for research into African Horse Sickness midge - Horse & Hound | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it

Researchers at the Institute for Animal Health in Pirbright, Surrey, have been awarded £680,000 to sequence and study the DNA of a biting midge that is responsible for spreading diseases, including African Horse Sickness (AHS).

 

Scientists hope this grant from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council will lead to new ways to control and prevent AHS.

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Fascination of Plants Day

Fascination of Plants Day | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
The first International Fascination of Plants Day was celebrated at JIC with over 550 children from 23 Norfolk schools.

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Miscanthus DNA sequenced at Aberystwyth

Miscanthus DNA sequenced at Aberystwyth | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
A significant breakthrough in the development of miscanthus as an energy crop has been achieved by researchers at Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences and USA-based, Ceres.
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'Don't Destroy Our GM Crops' Scientists Plead To Protesters

'Don't Destroy Our GM Crops' Scientists Plead To Protesters | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
Scientists are pleading with protestors not to destroy an experiment on genetically modified crops, which they say could reduce the amount of chemicals used in farming and help protect the environment.
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UK's leading research greenhouse launched in Aberystwyth | Wales - ITV News

UK's leading research greenhouse launched in Aberystwyth  | Wales - ITV News | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it

UK's leading research greenhouse launched in Aberystwyth on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest Wales news...

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UK bioscience in £250m cash boost

UK bioscience in £250m cash boost | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
Science minister David Willetts outlines the government's high-tech industrial strategy and announces £250m in funding for research institutes across the UK...
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Genome promises tastier tomatoes

Genome promises tastier tomatoes | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it

Scientists have sequenced the tomato genome and say it will yield tastier fruit as a result.

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