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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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Could the humble worm help to reveal the secrets of how we die? Studying how ... - Daily Mail

Could the humble worm help to reveal the secrets of how we die? Studying how ... - Daily Mail | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
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Scientists discover death can be SEEN spreading like a blue glowing wave ... - Panorama.am

Scientists discover death can be SEEN spreading like a blue glowing wave ... - Panorama.am | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
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The secret to how plants set branch angles - Futurity: Research News

The secret to how plants set branch angles - Futurity: Research News | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
The secret to how plants set branch angles
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Nevertheless, Kepinski says the same general principles may apply.
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How Salmonella Resists Antibiotics And Antibacterial Soaps - Science 2.0

How Salmonella Resists Antibiotics And Antibacterial Soaps
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Funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the Medical Research Council. Citation: Mark A.
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Synthetic biology research to get £60m UK government boost - FT.com

Synthetic biology research to get £60m UK government boost - FT.com | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
British scientists are to receive £60m from the government for research in “synthetic biology”, the next stage in the genetic engineering of micro-organisms.
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BBSRC mention: The third culture: The power and glory of mathematics

BBSRC mention: The third culture: The power and glory of mathematics | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
In 1959 C P Snow delivered a celebrated lecture in which he decried the man-made gulf between the arts and the sciences. Yet there is one subject that already spans the divide and is unjustly neglected — mathematics.

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BBSRC mention: GM Crops 'Safe And Beneficial', Says Minister

BBSRC mention: GM Crops 'Safe And Beneficial', Says Minister | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
Owen Paterson reopens the controversy on genetically modified crops with a speech praising the benefits of the technology.

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New fund will back Norwich Research Park innovations

New fund will back Norwich Research Park innovations | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
Innovative ideas at Norwich Research Park (NRP) could be transformed into fully-fledged businesses with help from a new scheme.
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BBSRC Mention: How diving mammals evolved underwater endurance | Machines Like Us

BBSRC Mention: How diving mammals evolved underwater endurance | Machines Like Us | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have shed new light on how diving mammals, such as the sperm whale, have evolved to survive for long periods underwater without breathing.
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BBSRC funded: Cheetahs 'more powerful than a motorbike'

BBSRC funded: Cheetahs 'more powerful than a motorbike' | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
Study into big cats finds they operate at 'extreme of athletic performance' and can hunt in all conditions

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Red rape petals curb oilseed pests

Red rape petals curb oilseed pests | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
Researchers say that changing the colour of oilseed rape petals could contain a deadly beetle
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Researchers at Rothamsted found that changing the colour of the crop's petals from yellow to red can be an environmentally friendly method of controlling pollen beetles.

 

By planting yellow varieties around the edge of a field with red cultivars in the middle you would design a trap, that would keep the pests from the oil producing crop.

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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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Wood-Boring Gribbles Intrigue Researchers - HispanicBusiness.com

Wood-Boring Gribbles Intrigue Researchers
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Britain's Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council (the BBSRC) is funding the work by U.K. researchers. The Energy Department is funding the work by U.S.
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Scientists discover death can be SEEN spreading like a blue glowing wave ... - Panorama.am

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Radar antennae reveal how disease and pesticides are harming bees navigation - Telegraph

Radar antennae reveal how disease and pesticides are harming bees navigation - Telegraph | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
Honey bees are being fitted with tiny radar antennae to find how disease and pesticides are effecting the insects as they hunt for food.
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Scientists building synthetic yeast

Scientists building synthetic yeast | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
A UK team is building a synthetic chromosome to be inserted into the world's first synthetic yeast which could help make products such as vaccines and biofuels.
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Black-grass resistance gene discovered

Black-grass resistance gene discovered | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it

Scientists at the Universities of York and Durham have discovered a gene called AmGSTF1 that plays a key role in controlling multi-herbicide resistance (MHR) in black-grass and rye-grass. Chemicals that inhibit this gene can be used to make weed killers effective against resistant weeds.

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BBSRC mention: GM crops 'offer a way forward' - ITV News

BBSRC mention: GM crops 'offer a way forward'  - ITV News | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
Read GM crops 'offer a way forward' latest on ITV News. All the UK news

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BBSRC mention: End the scepticism! Environment Secretary Owen Paterson urges UK to adopt use of GM crop technology

BBSRC mention: End the scepticism! Environment Secretary Owen Paterson urges UK to adopt use of GM crop technology | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
Owen Paterson, the Environment Secretary, today kicked off his campaign to bring genetically modified crops to the UK by calling on the government, industry and scientists to join forces to convert the public in the face of widespread fear and...

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Countryfile: Ash Dieback

Countryfile: Ash Dieback | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
Ellie Harrison and Matt Baker head to North Wales, and Matt heads to the Woodfest.
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What gribbles could do for us - Channel 4 News

What gribbles could do for us - Channel 4 News | BBSRC News Coverage | Scoop.it
They are best known for their destructive properties, but a tiny marine worm's eating habits could help fuel the cars of the future.
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"The research has been funded through the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council"

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What gribbles could do for us - Channel 4 News

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They are best known for their destructive properties, but a tiny marine worm's eating habits could help fuel the cars of the future.
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