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JIC MENTION: UK farmers concerned about Spanish slug invasion

JIC MENTION: UK farmers concerned about Spanish slug invasion | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
A new species of slug has been identified in the UK for the first time, prompting concerns over the potential effect on UK crops.
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BBSRC mention: More postdocs, more data skills top biology sector wish list

BBSRC mention: More postdocs, more data skills top biology sector wish list | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Early results of 2014 vulnerable skills survey by BBSRC and MRC highlight concerns and importance of multidisciplinarity
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Interview with BBSRC Strategy and Policy Manager Dr Clare Bhunnoo

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Tim Benton interview, Today - BBC Radio 4

Interview with Prof Tim Benton, UK GFS Champion, on the neonicotinoid ban, food production and prices

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The segment starts at 2h34m, and runs until 2h41m. 

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Rothamsted mention: Biotech crops in Europe could be ‘dead and buried’ if anti-GM groups succeed

Rothamsted mention: Biotech crops in Europe could be ‘dead and buried’ if anti-GM groups succeed | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Mark Lynas: If lobbyists succeed in blocking EU proposals to end a ban on GM seeds, crop biotech in Europe could be lost forever
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Harvest, Countryfile - BBC One

Harvest, Countryfile - BBC One | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Tom looks at how crops could be modified to carry health-giving substances like omega 3.
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Rothamsted Research trial shown throughout

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BBSRC unveils £125 million for doctoral training

BBSRC unveils £125 million for doctoral training | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
A research council has announced £125 million of funding for doctoral training partnerships in the biosciences.
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BBSRC press release: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/people-skills-training/2014/141003-pr-125m-next-generation-scientists.aspx

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Cat Watch 2014: The New Horizon Experiment, 1. A Cat's Eye View

Cat Watch 2014: The New Horizon Experiment, 1. A Cat's Eye View | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Discover how cats see, hear and smell the world with the senses of their wild ancestors.
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Featuring BBSRC-funded researcher Professor Alan Wilson from the Royal Veterinary College. Professor Wilson and team will be taking the science behind Cat Watch 2014 to the Great British Bioscience Festival in November. For more information visit: www.bbsrc.ac.uk/GBbioscifest

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Rothamsted mention: Should we upgrade photosynthesis and grow supercrops? - opinion - 06 October 2014 - New Scientist

Rothamsted mention: Should we upgrade photosynthesis and grow supercrops? - opinion - 06 October 2014 - New Scientist | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
A long-awaited breakthrough by crop scientists raises some thorny issues for conservation. Michael Le Page proposes a radical solution
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BBSRC mention: Barley Business for Beer Brewing Secures Funding

BBSRC mention: Barley Business for Beer Brewing Secures Funding | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
UK - Scientists from Norwich's renowned John Innes Centre (JIC) are developing a new business concept, based on their expertise in growing heritage lines of barley for brewing.
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BBSRC mention: New £11m funding pot to improve food supply chain efficiency

BBSRC mention: New £11m funding pot to improve food supply chain efficiency | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Innovate UK, Defra and BBSRC are to provide up to £11 million to improve the resource efficiency of the UK food supply chain.
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Roslin mention: Labs in the lab. How scientists aim to root out disease in dogs

Roslin mention: Labs in the lab. How scientists aim to root out disease in dogs | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
The UK's most popular pedigree dog is to have its genome sequenced. The results will provide a poweful tool in fighting canine diseases, writes Robin McKie
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BBSRC mention/quote: Vaccinology network will tackle threat of animal diseases

BBSRC has funded a new multidisciplinary network of veterinary vaccinology experts to help in the fight against animal diseases.
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Rothamsted/BBSRC mentions: Conference to address future of food security

Food security and sustainability in the UK are to be discussed at a major conference in Exeter next month. The Exeter Initiative for Science and Technology 2014 conference titled 'The impact of...
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Tim Benton: The sanctions fight with Russia could make Britain go hungry - Telegraph

Tim Benton: The sanctions fight with Russia could make Britain go hungry - Telegraph | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
We are used to having plentiful food, and at an affordable price. But the crisis in Ukraine should remind us that we cannot take Britain's food security for granted
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BBSRC mention: Cambridge scientists nominated for photography award

BBSRC mention: Cambridge scientists nominated for photography award | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Three Cambridge scientists are in the running for a national photography award, after capturing the ways new scientific advances are changing the world. Research fellow Dr Jill Harrison and students...
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BBSRC mention: Public vote for ‘amazing’ science images - Amateur Photographer

BBSRC mention: Public vote for ‘amazing’ science images  - Amateur Photographer | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
The best images from a photography competition designed to show how life sciences are changing the world have been posted online for a public vote.
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Shortlisted images from BBSRC's Images with Impact competition. The competition is now open for votes from the public. More information is available at: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/people-skills-training/2014/141016-pr-public-vote-image-impact-competition.aspx ;

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Great British Bioscience Festival

Great British Bioscience Festival | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Not many scientists look like Doc from 'Back to the Future' (regrettably), but many are just as exciting. Discover how much we depend on biology at this free...
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Festival of BBSRC science in association with London Science Festival

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Funding boost for UK bioscience studies - FT.com

Funding boost for UK bioscience studies - FT.com | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Postgraduate students of bioscience in the UK are to receive a £125m funding boost. The money will help support research in the fields of agriculture, food security, industrial biotechnology, bioenergy and health. Business Secretary Vince Cable
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"The investment has been made by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), one of seven government-funded research councils, with an annual budget of £484m."

 

BBSRC press release: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/people-skills-training/2014/141003-pr-125m-next-generation-scientists.aspx

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Vince Cable: £125 million Bioscience funding keeps Britain a world leader - YouTube

Vince Cable announced the cash to support 1,250 PhD students at institutions across the UK during a visit to the Roslin Institute at the University of Edinbu...
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Roslin mention: Emu eggs may hold clue to birth defects | The Times

Emu eggs could help to explain birth defects in humans and offer the chance to treat some of the most intractable diseases, according to scientists
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BBSRC mention: Live Vaccines More Effective against Salmonella

BBSRC mention: Live Vaccines More Effective against Salmonella | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
UK - Researchers at Cambridge University have effectively ‘barcoded’ the bacteria so that they can see where in the body they go and how they fare against the immune system.
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TGAC mention: Naked mole rat could hold key to cancer cure

TGAC mention: Naked mole rat could hold key to cancer cure | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
IT is a strong contender for the title of the world’s ugliest animal, yet scientists believe that the naked mole rat could hold the key to treating and preventing cancer.
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BBSRC mention: Eggcellent citizen science: evolution of camouflage in bird eggs

GrrlScientist: How an online video game relies on citizen scientists to test the evolution of avian egg camouflage colours and patterns.
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IFR mention: Norfolk scientists launch study on the heart health benefits of drinking orange juice

IFR mention: Norfolk scientists launch study on the heart health benefits of drinking orange juice | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Norfolk-based scientists are looking for new recruits to a study looking at the benefits of drinking orange for preventing heart disease.
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