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.
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
Gentically modified plants which contain health boosting Omega-3 have been created by British scientists and will be harvested with weeks
Dr Paul Burrows, Executive Director, Corporate Policy and Strategy, said: “The BBSRC camelina project at Rothamsted Research is an example of plant technology being used to address a real world problem where there are currently no sustainable solutions.
“To get the project to this stage has required years of work in lab conditions but it is only when scientists can undertake studies in the field that we can see if the approach would work in real life farm applications.”
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."