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BBSRC mention: Potato industry research gets funding boost

BBSRC mention: Potato industry research gets funding boost | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it

The potato industry has just received a major cash injection for research projects tackling the biggest threats to growers' pockets.

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BBSRC mention: Slow-melting ice cream

BBSRC mention: Slow-melting ice cream | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Scientists develop protein which could improve icy treat
Ice cream fans could soon savour a slower-melting treat on a hot day thanks to a new ingredient developed by scientists.
Researchers discovered a naturally occurring protein that can be used to create ice cream which is more resistant to...
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BBSRC funded: This protein may be the key to slow-melting ice cream

Scientists claim to have found a solution for dripping ice cream cones: a protein that keeps the treat from melting.

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GFS report, Tim Benton quote: Global warming increases 'food shocks' threat - BBC News

GFS report, Tim Benton quote: Global warming increases 'food shocks' threat - BBC News | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Climate change is increasing the risk of severe 'food shocks' where crops fail and prices of staples rise rapidly.
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GFS report, Tim Benton quote: Food production shocks 'will happen more often because of extreme weather'

GFS report, Tim Benton quote: Food production shocks 'will happen more often because of extreme weather' | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Poorer countries will be hit most by falls in production for major crops but UK and and US will also be exposed to resulting instability, says taskforce
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Pirbright mention: 'Universal' vaccine plan for avian flu

Scientists at the Pirbright Institute and University of Oxford have started work on the development of a universal vaccine…
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BBSRC mention: Scots seaweed farm to feed growing market

BBSRC mention: Scots seaweed farm to feed growing market | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Scientists at the Scottish Association for Marine Science in Oban aim to set up a one-hectare farm that could grow 25 tonnes of seaweed every year
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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 mention: Ice cream protein will slow melting

It may not have been so necessary this summer but scientists have found a way to stop ice cream melting so quickly.
Researchers at Edinburgh and Dundee universities have used...
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BBSRC funded: Slow-melting ice cream ingredient discovered by scientists - BBC News

BBSRC funded: Slow-melting ice cream ingredient discovered by scientists - BBC News | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
A new ingredient developed by scientists in Scotland could mean that ice cream fans can enjoy their treats before they melt.
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Audio: GFS report. More "extreme food shocks" forecast, Newsday - BBC World Service

Audio: GFS report. More "extreme food shocks" forecast, Newsday - BBC World Service | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it

Researchers in the US and UK say climate change is making it more likely that the world could suffer what are known as "extreme food shocks" - sudden crop failures that lead to rapid price rises. By the end of this century such events could happen in seven out of every ten years.

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GFS work, Tim Benton quote: World food supply at growing risk from severe weather

GFS work, Tim Benton quote: World food supply at growing risk from severe weather | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Experts warn that climate change raises the odds of catastrophic crop failures
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BBSRC mention: North East expertise to turn seaweed into sustainable energy

BBSRC mention: North East expertise to turn seaweed into sustainable energy | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it

A North East organisation is spearheading a £2.78m research collaboration designed to strengthen the UK’s position as a world leader in industrial biotechnology.

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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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