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BBSRC mention: Researchers pair experiments with computer models to peer into cells

(Phys.org) —BBSRC-funded researchers have developed a new strategy that can give scientists a better insight into how complex molecular machineries function in living cells.
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BBSRC mention: Thousands make bee-line for Bioscience fair at Bethnal Green

BBSRC mention: Thousands make bee-line for Bioscience fair at Bethnal Green | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Thousands of youngsters flocked to the Great British Bioscience festival with their mums and dads to discover how bioscience fuels us, feeds us and keeps everyone healthy.
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BBSRC mention: Prostate cancer could be 'switched off' with injection - Telegraph

BBSRC mention: Prostate cancer could be 'switched off' with injection  - Telegraph | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Scientists have worked out how to stop tumours growing in a breakthrough which could switch off many cancers and even prevent blindness
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BBSRC mention: Free And Cheap London Events: 10-16 November 2014 - Great British Bioscience Festival

BBSRC mention: Free And Cheap London Events: 10-16 November 2014 - Great British Bioscience Festival | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Free festivals, family days and music.
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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"

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BBSRC mention: BBC Radio Solent, Great British Bioscience Festival interview

INterview from 2hr17m to 2hr27m

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Festival exhibitors from The University of Southampton discuss the upcoming GBBF and their work on regenerative medicine. 

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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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BBSRC funded: Animals: Watching Us Watching Them Watching Each Other, 2014 Festival, Free Thinking - BBC Radio 3

BBSRC funded: Animals: Watching Us Watching Them Watching Each Other, 2014 Festival, Free Thinking - BBC Radio 3 | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Rana Mitter explores the links between the behaviour of animals and humans.
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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

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BBSRC mention: Could leafcutter ants provide the cure to antibiotic resistance?

BBSRC mention: Could leafcutter ants provide the cure to antibiotic resistance? | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
A team of researchers at the University of East Anglia are studying the medicinal qualities of ants
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One is funded by UEA, and the others by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

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BBSRC funded Science of ageing; Microneedles; BBC Inside Science - BBC Radio 4

BBSRC funded Science of ageing; Microneedles; BBC Inside Science - BBC Radio 4 | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Adam Rutherford asks if science can offer answers to our rapidly ageing population.
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Interview with BBSRC Innovator of the Year Dr Ryan Donnelly discussing his work on microneedles from 9m20s to 15m20s. 

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EU urged to relax GM restrictions

EU urged to relax GM restrictions | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it

"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."

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"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."


BBSRC press release:  http://bbsrc.ac.uk/news/policy/2014/141028-pr-position-statement-on-crop-breeding-techniques.aspx ;

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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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Press Association video

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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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