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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.
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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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JIC, Rothamsted mentions: Farming’s challenges bring efficiency into focus

JIC, Rothamsted mentions: Farming’s challenges bring efficiency into focus | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
With low commodity prices and rising regulatory pressures squeezing arable margins, farmers must focus on efficiency if they are to stay ahead of the game. CHRIS HILL reports from the Cereals 2015 show.
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IFR mention: James Barnett obituary

IFR mention: James Barnett obituary | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Other lives: Meticulous scientist whose laboratory handbook on yeast was used around the world
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JIC mention: Cereals 2015: Five scientific advances to help boost wheat yields

JIC mention: Cereals 2015: Five scientific advances to help boost wheat yields | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Visitors to the 2015 Cereals event are being offered a glimpse of some of the research that could help winter wheat growers in the UK beat the yield platea
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BBSRC funded science: Panorama, GM Food - Cultivating Fear

Are those who oppose GM foods doing more harm than good?
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Featuring BBSRC-funded work on GM potatoes at The Sainsbury Laboratory

More information on the HAPI project at: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/food-security/2015/150601-n-4m-fund-important-food-crops/ ;

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JIC mention: How plants "remember" past events | Farming Futures

JIC mention: How plants "remember" past events | Farming Futures | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it

New research findings by John Innes Centre (JIC) scientists have helped to settle an important debate in the field of epigenetic inheritance. Using the flowering plant Arabidopsis thaliana as a model for their research, Professor Martin Howard, Professor Caroline Dean and members of their labs, have been trying to understand how organisms ‘remember’ past events at the cellular level.

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BBSRC-funded: Careful crows watch their tools and even use 'toolboxes'

BBSRC-funded: Careful crows watch their tools and even use 'toolboxes' | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
University of St Andrews experts believe crows keep such a close eye on their tools (pictured) so they don't have to repeatedly manufacture new tools and can spend more time finding food.
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BBSRC press release: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/fundamental-bioscience/2015/150520-pr-better-safe-than-sorry-crows-watch-their-tools/

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IFR mention: Inside the Factory: How Our Favourite Foods Are Made, 1. Bread

IFR mention: Inside the Factory: How Our Favourite Foods Are Made, 1. Bread | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
A look at the production, science and history of bread in Britain.
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Interview with IFR scientist from 13m30s to 15m30s

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BBSRC, JIC and Rothamsted mentions: 6 must-see agronomy innovations at Cereals

BBSRC, JIC and Rothamsted mentions: 6 must-see agronomy innovations at Cereals | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
A wealth of novel science and agronomy will be on show at Cereals 2015. Farmers Weekly picks six highlights to help you plan your day. 1. Cover crops There
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Rothamsted Research, exhibiting with the John Innes Centre, will present developments in BBSRC research including using GM technology to produce a sustainable source of omega-3 fish oil in oilseed.

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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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TGAC mention: £100,000 grant will aid research into sugar beet infections

TGAC mention: £100,000 grant will aid research into sugar beet infections | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Scientists at the Norwich Research Park have been awarded £100,000 to explore ways to identify the sources of damaging crop infections in sugar beet.
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BBSRC, JIC, Rothamsted mentions: Thousands of visitors descend on Boothby Graffoe for Cereals 2015

BBSRC, JIC, Rothamsted mentions: Thousands of visitors descend on Boothby Graffoe for Cereals 2015 | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Farmers and landowners from as far as Ireland are flocking in their thousands to Lincolnshire for major agricultural event Cereals 2015.

Gleaming tractors, sprayers and high-spec machinery sit...
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BBSRC interview on Crop Research, Farming Today - BBC Radio 4

BBSRC interview on Crop Research, Farming Today - BBC Radio 4 | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Anna Hill looks at the latest on the sheep dip debate, badger vaccination trials and more.
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Adam Staines is interviewed from 2m07s to 5m15s about UK crop science and research efforts 

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BBSRC research and logos featured: Panorama, GM Food - Cultivating Fear

BBSRC research and logos featured: Panorama, GM Food - Cultivating Fear | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Are those who oppose GM foods doing more harm than good?
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Rothamsted mention: Springwatch, 2015: Episode 8

Rothamsted mention: Springwatch, 2015: Episode 8 | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Martin Hughes Games is out on the reserve exploring the amazing aerial world of the swift.
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Rothamsted insect trapping with helium balloons. Starts at 41m45s.

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Pirbright and Rothamsted mentions: Countryfile, Farming Heroes

Pirbright and Rothamsted mentions: Countryfile, Farming Heroes | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Countryfile celebrates Britain's farming heroes past and present.
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BBSRC mention: Can biotech provide the magic formula for the green economy?

BBSRC mention: Can biotech provide the magic formula for the green economy? | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Genetic engineering could help cut our use of fossil fuels and resources with the right support from environmentalists and government
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In the UK alone, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council estimates there are more than 300 companies working in the field, with new multimillion-pound biotech centres opening last year in Glasgow and Liverpool to meet surging global demand.

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