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.
Friday 14 November: "The Great British Bioscience Festival kicks off today at the Museum Gardens in Bethnal Green. For three days, BBSRC researchers will be exhibiting the best of British bioscience — full programme on the website. Free, until 16 November"
Discover how cats see, hear and smell the world with the senses of their wild ancestors.
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
Rana Mitter explores the links between the behaviour of animals and humans.
Featuring BBSRC-funded Prof. Andrew Whiten from the University of St. Andrews. Prof. Whiten's exhibit - Animal Cultures: Nature's second inheritance system - featured at the Great British Bioscience Festival, 14-16 November, Museum Gardens, Bethnal Green
"In a new position statement, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBRC) challenged the current precautionary approach that has effectively stifled GM crop farming in the EU."
"The body, which allocates Government funding for biotech research, highlighted the growing importance of "genome editing" technology that allows precise and targeted genetic changes without having to switch DNA between species."
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...
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
"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."