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BBC One - Countryfile: GM Animals

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Tom Heap investigates GM animals

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Will broadcast this Sunday with footage from The Roslin Institue (BBSRC-funded)

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BBSRC funded, Pirbright mention: Imperfect vaccines could make viruses more dangerous, at least in chickens

The results are a case for more vaccination, not less.
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BBSRC funded: Imperfect vaccines can help viruses become stronger

BBSRC funded: Imperfect vaccines can help viruses become stronger | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Vaccines that are imperfect can help viruses evolve into more dangerous forms that survive and spread disease, a study indicates
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BBSRC mention: Ten groundbreaking university research projects

BBSRC mention: Ten groundbreaking university research projects | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
From future proofing the food supply to exploring the origins of intelligence, here are 10 potentially world changing pieces of research
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Featuring BBSRC-funded work at the University of Nottingham

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BBSRC mention/quote: Major sugar studies to be part-funded by food and drink industry

BBSRC mention/quote: Major sugar studies to be part-funded by food and drink industry | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Studies are backed by a consortium of 14 leading food and drink companies including Coca Cola, Mondelez, Sainsbury’s and Unilever
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From BBSRC press release  http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/health/2015/150721-pr-six-studies-to-improve-diets-and-health/ ;

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Rothamsted mention: Genetically engineered moths could be released in Britain to save crops

Rothamsted mention: Genetically engineered moths could be released in Britain to save crops | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Resarch shows that releasing moths which only produce male offspring causes population crashes
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BBSRC funded, Rothamsted mention: Something fishy

BBSRC funded, Rothamsted mention: Something fishy | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
THOSE who fret about overfishing and those who fret about genetically modified (GM) food are often one and the same. Such people will soon be impaled on the horns of...
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Rothamsted mention: Fish oil made from GM plant to be saviour of the oceans | The Times

Rothamsted mention: Fish oil made from GM plant to be saviour of the oceans | The Times | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Fish oil has been grown successfully on a British farm in a scientific breakthrough that could reduce the plundering of the oceans
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Press release available at: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/food-security/2015/150708-pr-first-gm-oilseed-crop-omega-3-fish-oils-field/

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JIC mention: Sick of slugs and snails destroying your plants? Help is on its way

JIC mention: Sick of slugs and snails destroying your plants? Help is on its way | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Scientists in Sweden believe they are on the brink of stopping slugs and snails in their slimy tracks and can stop them from slithering across peoples' beloved plants and vegetables – by trapping and killing them en masse.
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“[Slugs and snails] usually survive the winter in our gardens as eggs,” Dr Ian Bedford, the head of entomology at the John Innes Centre for research and training on microbial science told The Daily Telegraph.

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Rothamsted mention: Scientists are creating ‘eco-cows’ to try and reduce greenhouse gases

Rothamsted mention: Scientists are creating ‘eco-cows’ to try and reduce greenhouse gases | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
The researchers have 90 cows at North Wyke farm near Okehampton in Devon for the project, where they will closely examine every aspect of their environment, especially what they eat.
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BBSRC mention: £1m award for University of the Highlands and Islands researchers supporting sustainable aquaculture

BBSRC mention: £1m award for University of the Highlands and Islands researchers supporting sustainable aquaculture | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
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BBSRC funded: Wild bees 'just as important as honeybees' for pollinating food crops

BBSRC funded: Wild bees 'just as important as honeybees' for pollinating food crops | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Wild bees have become as important as domesticated honeybees in pollinating food crops around the world due to the dramatic decline in number of healthy honeybee colonies over the past half century, a study has found.
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BBSRC funded: Protect more bee species to safeguard crops, say scientists

BBSRC funded: Protect more bee species to safeguard crops, say scientists | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Almost 80% of crop pollination by wild bees is provided by just 2% of the most common species, say scientists.
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BBSRC mention: Breakthrough technology could help prevent future crop failures

BBSRC mention: Breakthrough technology could help prevent future crop failures | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
An expert in environmental toxins at The University of Nottingham has developed a new antifungal technology which has the potential to play a major role in securing future food supplies.
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BBSRC funded/Pirbright mention: New vaccines for malaria, HIV and Ebola can spread diseases

BBSRC funded/Pirbright mention: New vaccines for malaria, HIV and Ebola can spread diseases | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
While vaccines for mumps, rubella and measles protect those who are vaccinated and prevent them infecting others, new jabs leave a risk of infecting others
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IFR mention: Food Unwrapped

IFR mention: Food Unwrapped | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Jimmy Doherty, Kate Quilton and Matt Tebbut present the food and science series that travels the world to lift the lid on what's really in the food we eat
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BBSRC mention, quote: Food and drink firms unite behind diet and health research

Food and drink manufacturers and retailers are helping to fund a £3.7m research project investigating the link between diet and health, which will u... Visit www.bakeryinfo.co.uk today for more information!
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IFR mention: Superfoods: The Real Story

IFR mention: Superfoods: The Real Story | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
The purported health benefits of superfoods seem too good to be true, but are they? Kate Quilton finds out which are worth shelling out for, and reveals how much misleading information is out there.
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Rothamsted mention: GM moths 'can curb pest invasion'

Rothamsted mention: GM moths 'can curb pest invasion' | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
A genetically modified moth could help curb a major pest of vegetable crops around the world, research suggests.
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Fish oils grown on dry land in GM breakthrough

Fish oils grown on dry land in GM breakthrough | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Fish oil grown on the farm has come a step closer following promising results from a genetically modified crop trial.
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Press release available at: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/food-security/2015/150708-pr-first-gm-oilseed-crop-omega-3-fish-oils-field/

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Rothamsted mention: How to get your daily fish oil... by eating seeds

Rothamsted mention: How to get your daily fish oil... by eating seeds | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
A genetically-modified cereal crop that produces fish oil in its seeds has been grown successfully for the first time in Britain, scientists have announced.
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Press release available at: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/food-security/2015/150708-pr-first-gm-oilseed-crop-omega-3-fish-oils-field/ 

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BBSRC/Rothamsted mentions: UK GM wheat 'does not repel pests'

BBSRC/Rothamsted mentions: UK GM wheat 'does not repel pests' | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
A strain of genetically modified wheat developed in the UK has failed to repel pests as intended in field trials.
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Rothamsted mention: Eco-cows to challenge salad as greenest way to feed world

Rothamsted mention: Eco-cows to challenge salad as greenest way to feed world | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
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BBSRC mention: £1m for Scottish aquaculture researchers

RESEARCH projects focused on addressing key challenges to the aquaculture sector, and involving scientists and researchers across the University of the Fishupdate.com
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BBSRC funded: Bees contribute more to British economy than Royal Family

BBSRC funded: Bees contribute more to British economy than Royal Family | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Bees contribute £651 million to the UK economy a year, £150 million more than the Royal Family brings in through tourism.
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VIDEO Insect PolIinators Initiative: Can cities save our bees?

VIDEO Insect PolIinators Initiative: Can cities save our bees? | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Away from intensive agriculture and sheltered from the effects of climate change, our cities may be the refuges that bees and other pollinating insects need to survive. Barry J Gibb explores.
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In this film we meet the scientists from the Insect Pollinators Initiative, an ambitious UK-wide scientific collaboration that’s exploring where and how wild bees and other pollinators are living in cities around the UK. 

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