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BBSRC MENTION: Global wheat project aims to increase yields by 50% - 12/5/2012 - Farmers Weekly

BBSRC MENTION: Global wheat project aims to increase yields by 50% - 12/5/2012 - Farmers Weekly | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it

Steve Visscher, deputy chief executive of BBSRC, said: "Wheat is one of the world's most important staple crops, but it is under great pressure at a time when we need to find ways to feed our growing global population while also adapting to climate.

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Highlights bioscience news stories from national and specialist media. Articles are featured to illustrate a range of coverage and to highlight news stories of strategic importance to BBSRC. Stories that mention BBSRC and the strategically funded institutes and stories that have been generated by BBSRC are also included.
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Rothamsted mention: Countryfile Spring Diaries, Series 1: 3. A Taste of Spring

Rothamsted mention: Countryfile Spring Diaries, Series 1: 3. A Taste of Spring | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
The team investigate the arrival of a tiny beetle that can make or break a crop.
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BBSRC mention: Germs could cause diabetes, study finds

BBSRC mention: Germs could cause diabetes, study finds | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Some germs may be responsible for people getting type 1 diabetes, according to a groundbreaking scientific study.

Researchers from Cardiff University’s Institute of Infection & Immunity discovered that certain germs trigger killer T-cells, a form of white blood cell that can cause diabetes.

The killer T-cells destroy insulin-producing ‘beta cells’, leading to an insulin deficiency.
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BBSRC mention: Could 'Betty' save our forests?

BBSRC mention: Could 'Betty' save our forests? | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
A team of researchers from the John Innes Centre in Norwich said they hoped to use 'Betty' clone saplings that meant ash trees will continue to survive in the UK.
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“Working across Government we issued this rapid response to ensure the UK’s excellent plant science base was primed to help combat the threat of ash dieback.

Tree pests and pathogens present a significant challenge to our woodlands and habitats, but through fundamental bioscience research we can gain the vital insights needed to help protect the UK’s trees.”
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Roslin mention: Are these the chickens of the future?

Roslin mention: Are these the chickens of the future? | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
The eggs sit in a heated yellow box, the tops of their shells sliced off and replaced with cling film. Inside, translucent red bodies poke and press, alien-like, against the film. These are some of the rarest chicken embryos in the world, their DNA
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Roslin mention: Hello Dolly: Edinburgh's National Museum welcomes new exhibits for its 150th anniversary

Roslin mention: Hello Dolly: Edinburgh's National Museum welcomes new exhibits for its 150th anniversary | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Dolly the Sheep and Britain’s oldest plane are stars of the National Museum of Scotland’s 150th birthday facelift. Peter Ross goes behind the scenes
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BBSRC funded: The Origin of Left and Right

By studying twisting snails, scientists have identified the earliest molecules that make us asymmetrical.
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BBSRC/Roslin mentions: Researchers have made advance in fight against deadly virus that affects pigs

BBSRC/Roslin mentions: Researchers have made advance in fight against deadly virus that affects pigs | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Researchers have made an advance in the fight against a deadly virus that affects pigs.
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The study – published in the journal Scientific Reports – involved collaboration between scientists at The Roslin Institute and Sangamo Biosciences Inc. It was funded by Genus plc and BBSRC. The Roslin Institute receives strategic support from BBSRC.

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Roslin mention/BBSRC funded: Pig genes successfully edited to resist disease

A team at the Roslin Institute used technology - which could help to treat human illnesses - to create domestic pigs resistant to African swine fever
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BBSRC/Roslin mentions: Are these the chickens of the future?

BBSRC/Roslin mentions: Are these the chickens of the future? | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
The eggs sit in a heated yellow box, the tops of their shells sliced off and replaced with cling film. Inside, translucent red bodies poke and press, alien-like, against the film. These are some of the rarest chicken embryos in the world, their DNA
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“Society has to respond to the demand of an increasing, and increasingly wealthy, population,” says Sang. “Our ultimate goal is to improve the chicken, and to improve the lot of the chicken.”

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JIC mention, BBSRC funded: Discovery by Norwich scientists could help in the fight against drug-resistant bacteria

JIC mention, BBSRC funded: Discovery by Norwich scientists could help in the fight against drug-resistant bacteria | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Scientists in Norfolk may have discovered a new way to prevent infection in humans and plants without triggering multi-drug resistance in bacteria.
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Babraham interview on BBSRC-funded research: 16/02/2016, Today - BBC Radio 4

Babraham interview on BBSRC-funded research: 16/02/2016, Today - BBC Radio 4 | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it

Raising a child together has a greater effect on your immune system than anything else – including the seasonal flu vaccine or travellers' gastroenteritis. Dr Michelle Linterman is a researcher at the Babraham Institute who worked on the report.

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BBSRC mention: Eating breakfast can boost activity levels says new study

BBSRC mention: Eating breakfast can boost activity levels says new study | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it

The study, carried out by researchers at the University of Bath, looked at a possible link between breakfast, body weight and health and builds on previous research as part of the three-year BBSRC-funded 'Bath Breakfast Project'. For example, if weight loss is the key there is little to suggest that just having breakfast or skipping it will matter.

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BBSRC mention, quote: Bovine TB Control Gets £7 Million Research Boost

UK - Nine new research projects on the control and eradication of bovine TB have been awarded in the UK.
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From BBSRC press release: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/food-security/2016/160212-pr-7m-research-awards-control-eradication-bovine-tb/

 

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BBSRC mention: Hope for pregnant women suffering high blood pressure

BBSRC mention: Hope for pregnant women suffering high blood pressure | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Currently there are no drugs to treat pregnancy complications,like pre-eclampsia or foetal growth restriction, which affect more than 10 per cent of women, say University of Manchester scientists.
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IFR mention: How to pair up foods to boost their health properties

IFR mention: How to pair up foods to boost their health properties | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Experts say chowing down on particular good-for-you foods in pairs can make them healthier for us than if they were eaten alone
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Roslin mention: Testosterone link to heart attacks in men, say Edinburgh researchers - BBC News

Roslin mention: Testosterone link to heart attacks in men, say Edinburgh researchers - BBC News | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Testosterone may be one of the reasons why men are more prone to heart attacks than women, according to researchers.
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"This research provides key insights into the bioscience underpinning health. The findings could help develop therapies to reduce the risk factors associated with heart disease, for healthy longer lives.” 
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BBSRC funded: Grey hair gene discovered by scientists

BBSRC funded: Grey hair gene discovered by scientists | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Scientists say they have pinpointed a gene responsible for grey hair - a discovery that could lead to new ways to delay or prevent this natural sign of ageing.
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JIC mention: Tomorrow's Food, Episode 3

JIC mention: Tomorrow's Food, Episode 3 | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Chris Bavin heads to America to discover how our greens can be grown without sunlight.
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For more on purple tomatoes visit: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/people-skills-training/2014/140515-f-innovators-pt3-martin-butelli/

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Roslin mention: Scientist on mission to make Pig 26 as famous as Dolly the sheep

David Hume’s Roslin Institute is pioneering gene editing to combat disease and beat hunger
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BBSRC/JIC mentions: Major company shows interest in 'super pea'

BBSRC/JIC mentions: Major company shows interest in 'super pea' | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Scientists who developed a high-protein pea which could replace soya as an animal feed say a major company has expressed an interest in the project. The pe
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Project funders included Defra’s Pulse Crop Genetic Improvement Network, EU Grain Legumes Integrated Project and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.

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BBSRC/JIC mentions: The Quadram Institute a new £81.6M food and health research centre

BBSRC/JIC mentions: The Quadram Institute a new £81.6M food and health research centre | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
The Quadram Institute is the name of the new centre for food and health research to be located at the heart of the Norwich Research Park, one of Europe’s largest single-site concentrations of research in food, health and environmental sciences. Building of a new £81.6M facility to house the Quadram Institute begins this month, with an anticipated opening in 2018.
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JIC mention: Automated farming: good news for food security, bad news for job security?

JIC mention: Automated farming: good news for food security, bad news for job security? | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
New technology is revolutionising modern farming, but this brave new world of robot farms and hi-tech sensors could have consequences for rural livelihoods
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Babraham mentions, BBSRC funded: Why couples with children get ill at the same time

Babraham mentions, BBSRC funded: Why couples with children get ill at the same time | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
When a child is born, the exposure to the vast range of germs, bugs and biological signals to both parents makes enormous immunity changes, say scientists in Cambridge and Leuven.
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Farming UK News - 7M research awards for control and eradication of bovine TB

Farming UK News -  7M research awards for control and eradication of bovine TB | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Nine projects totalling more than £7M have been awarded by BBSRC, the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement & Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs), and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) as part of an integrated programme of research on bovine tuberculosis (TB).
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From BBSRC press release: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/food-security/2016/160212-pr-7m-research-awards-control-eradication-bovine-tb/

 

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