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BBSRC funded work: Autumnwatch: 2013

BBSRC funded work: Autumnwatch: 2013 | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
With a look ahead to the challenges that winter will bring for our wildlife.

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Featuring Rothamsted researcher Jason Chapman's work on Silver Y moths between 45min and 52min

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BBSRC's curator insight, November 5, 2013 2:27 AM

Featuring Rothamsted researcher Jason Chapman's work on Silver Y moths between 45min and 52min

 

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BBSRC mentioned: Seed clumps on ash trees not signs of disease

BBSRC mentioned: Seed clumps on ash trees not signs of disease | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it

Chalara fraxinea will be one of about 650 plant pests and pathogens categorised for a risk register which the Forestry Commission, Defra and other stakeholders are developing. This register will help to strengthen biosecurity and reduce risks to tree and plant health at the border and within the UK. Other measures under way to tackle the disease are outlined below.


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Defra-BBSRC co-funded Nornex project into genomic testing has begun. The research aims to provide robust molecular markers for accelerated selection of resistant ash and to advance understanding of the nature of the fungus. 

 

BBSRC story: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/fundamental-bioscience/2013/130308-pr-bioscience-to-battle-ash-dieback.aspx

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Defra-BBSRC co-funded Nornex project into genomic testing has begun. The research aims to provide robust molecular markers for accelerated selection of resistant ash and to advance understanding of the nature of the fungus. 

 

BBSRC story: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/fundamental-bioscience/2013/130308-pr-bioscience-to-battle-ash-dieback.aspx

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How do microneedles deliver drugs? (w/video)

How do microneedles deliver drugs? (w/video) | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
How do microneedles deliver drugs? (w/video)
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BBSRC-funded microneedle technology that could revolutionise the way drugs are delivered


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Procarta advances new antibiotics

Procarta advances new antibiotics | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
A novel approach that will shorten development times for new antibiotics has received over £1m of funding to scale up production and enter clinical trials.
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“The UK government has backed us through its scientific funding body, the BBSRC, and there has always been an expectation that we will generate value and jobs; I am glad to reciprocate.”

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BBC Two - Horizon, 2013-2014, What's Killing Our Bees? A Horizon Special

BBC Two - Horizon, 2013-2014, What's Killing Our Bees? A Horizon Special | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
Bill Turnbull meets the scientists trying to solve the mystery of what is killing bees.
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BBSRC science and branding!

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Eating broccoli could protect against osteoarthritis, scientists reveal

Eating broccoli could protect against osteoarthritis, scientists reveal | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
Scientists discovered a compound found mainly in broccoli slows down the destruction of cartilage in joints
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Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council’s (BBSRC) Diet and Health Research Industry Club (DRINC) mentioned

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Even more reason to eat our greens | Anglia - ITV News

Even more reason to eat our greens | Anglia - ITV News | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
Read the latest Anglia stories, Even more reason to eat our greens on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest Anglia news
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Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council’s (BBSRC) Diet and Health Research Industry Club (DRINC) mentioned

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UEA Scientists: Could Broccoli Fight Arthritis?

UEA Scientists:  Could Broccoli Fight Arthritis? | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
A compound found in broccoli could be key to preventing or slowing the progress of arthritis, according to new research.
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BBSRC mention: Potato industries benefit from HAPI funding

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB) Potato and Horticulture sectors welcome the news that the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and Scottish Government, have awarded more £3M in research funding...

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BBSRC-funded science: Dara O Briain's Science Club

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Dr Helen Czerski goes to Brazil and discovers an ingenious innovation - in an attempt to eradicate a killer disease, mosquitoes have been modified to self-destruct.


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BBSRC's curator insight, August 9, 2013 2:16 AM

Segment from 42m13s to 49m22s explores the work of BBSRC-funded scientists to combat dengue fever using genetically-modified mosquitoes. 

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Primary pupils win great bug hunt and BBSRC award best bug photography - The Association for Science Education

Primary pupils win great bug hunt and BBSRC award best bug photography - The Association for Science Education | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
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Produce mammoth stem cells, says creator of Dolly the sheep - The Conversation

Produce mammoth stem cells, says creator of Dolly the sheep - The Conversation | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
Produce mammoth stem cells, says creator of Dolly the sheep The Conversation The research to develop the method of cloning was supported by the following public agencies Roslin Institute, Biotechnology Biological sciences Research Council, European...
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£35m new research campus for university - cambrian-news.co.uk

£35m new research campus for university - cambrian-news.co.uk | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
£35m new research campus for university cambrian-news.co.uk BBSRC will invest up to £14.5m to help establish the world-leading Aberystwyth Innovation and Diffusion Campus for food and renewable energy and will be a key partner in delivering this...
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BBSRC mention: Vince Cable boosts Britain's science firms with £10m biology fund

BBSRC mention: Vince Cable boosts Britain's science firms with £10m biology fund | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
Business Secretary Vince Cable has created a £10m synthetic biology fund to target financial support at the UK’s early-stage science companies.

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Vince Cable has raised £10m of investment from the Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council to help entrepreneurial scientists working in synthetic biology to establish their business.

 

BBSRC press release: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/research-technologies/2013/131106-pr-synthetic-biology-enterprise-boost.aspx

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BBSRC's curator insight, November 6, 2013 5:31 AM

Vince Cable has raised £10m of investment from the Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council to help entrepreneurial scientists working in synthetic biology to establish their business.

 

BBSRC press release: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/research-technologies/2013/131106-pr-synthetic-biology-enterprise-boost.aspx

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BBSRC mention: Researchers show how plants tell the time

Plants use sugars to tell the time of day, according to research published in Nature today

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We must develop the genetic tools to fight ash dieback

We must develop the genetic tools to fight ash dieback | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
Ashwellthorpe Lower Wood in Norfolk, England has been managed by coppicing, an ancient form of forestry, for more than a thousand years.
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Research at JIC funded by BBSRC

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Farmers Weekly Farm Adviser of the Year 2013: Keith Norman

Farmers Weekly Farm Adviser of the Year 2013: Keith Norman | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it

Keith Norman, technical director, Velcourt Farming is named as Farmers Weekly Farm Adviser of the Year 2013.

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British baked beans a reality?

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Scientists at the University of Warwick are investigating whether we can grow a navy or haricot bean variety in Britain for British baked beans.
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The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) is funding PhD student Andrew Tock’s project through a food security studentship at the University of Warwick Crop Centre, supervised by Professor Eric Holub and Dr Guy Barker.

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New hope for arthritis cure: Broccoli key to beating the disease | Health | News | Daily Express

New hope for arthritis cure: Broccoli key to beating the disease | Health | News | Daily Express | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
EATING broccoli could prevent arthritis, British scientists revealed today after making a breakthrough discovery.
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Made the front page.

 

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Boost of broccoli could help fight arthritis - Channel 4 News

Boost of broccoli could help fight arthritis - Channel 4 News | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
Scientists have come up with another reason to eat your greens: the humble broccoli could prevent or slow osteoarthritis, the most common form of the bone condition arthritis, says a new study.
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BBC One - Countryfile: GM Animals

BBC One - Countryfile: GM Animals | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it

Tom Heap investigates GM animals


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BBSRC's curator insight, August 9, 2013 3:34 AM

Will broadcast this Sunday with footage from The Roslin Institue (BBSRC-funded)

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BBSRC mention: The Global Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Market is Poised to Reach $2.7 Billion by 2017

By supporting genomics research, various government bodies like NHGRI (National Human Genome Research Institute, U.S.) and Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC, U.K.) are increasing the adoption of high-throughput sequencing platforms


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Plymouth University bug expert Pete Smithers on getting a taste for insects

Plymouth University bug expert Pete Smithers on getting a taste for insects | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
BRACE yourself for a few of Pete Smithers' favourite things.He loves crickets, locusts, meal worms, wax moth larvae, leaf-cutter ants and ant pupae – as food.Pete, one of Britain's leading...
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Composers, film makers and designers and puppeteers became involved and Syncapoda won a £5,000 grant from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and £4,850 from the Awards for All Lottery Fund. The BBSRC was impressed by the potential to spread knowledge about the world of insects.

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Funding for animal testing alternatives unveiled

Funding for animal testing alternatives unveiled | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
Research into replacing and reducing animal use in scientific experiments is to benefit from £4.8 million in public investment in 2013-14
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Eating broccoli retunes metabolism - HealthCanal.com

Times of India Eating broccoli retunes metabolism HealthCanal.com BBSRC-funded researchers at the Institute of Food Research have obtained the first evidence from human studies of how diets rich in glucosinolates, such as glucoraphanin found in...
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