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HIV-like virus 'cleared in monkeys'

HIV-like virus 'cleared in monkeys' | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Scientists have tested a vaccine that appears to be effective against the primate equivalent of HIV.
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Rothamsted mention, quote: 'Safer GMOs' made by US scientists

Rothamsted mention, quote: 'Safer GMOs' made by US scientists | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it

US scientists say they have taken the first step towards making "safer" GMOs that cannot spread in the wild using synthetic biology.

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JIC interview: Dishing the dirt...on dirt, The secret life of soil, The Garden Party - BBC Radio Norfolk

JIC interview: Dishing the dirt...on dirt, The secret life of soil, The Garden Party - BBC Radio Norfolk | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it

Dr Jake Malone, from the John Innes Centre, shares the secrets of soil as antibiotics found in it hit the headlines.

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BBSRC mention: Farm innovators urged to grasp opportunities for funding

BBSRC mention: Farm innovators urged to grasp opportunities for funding | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Opportunities to innovate must be seized if East Anglian farmers are to gain the tools to compete in a challenging future.
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Rothamsted mention: EU vote gives member states final say on GMs

Rothamsted mention: EU vote gives member states final say on GMs | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
New legislation to allow member states to decide for themselves whether GM crops can be grown commercially has been passed. In a vote in the European Parli
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Rothamsted mention: EU GM vote: BBC News at Ten, 13/01/2015

Rothamsted mention: EU GM vote: BBC News at Ten, 13/01/2015 | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it

Report filmed at Rothamsted discussing the EU vote to allow member states to decide whether or not to grow GM crops.

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Segment from 19m20s to 22m16s.

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BBSRC interview on BBC Wiltshire - New antibiotic discovered

Dr Adam Staines from BBSRC discusses the discovery of the first new antibiotic in 30 years

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Interview runs from 1hr32m48s to 1hr39m00s

Available on iPlayer until February 8 2015

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Rothamsted mention: Global warming threat to wheat yields

Rothamsted mention: Global warming threat to wheat yields | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
New research in the UK has predicted global wheat yields will drop by 6% for each degree of centigrade of global warming. The study, published in the journ
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Roslin mention: Evolution of birdsong decoded by scientists

BIRDS learned to sing at least twice during their long evolutionary journey, researchers have found.
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BBSRC quote: Food additive 'suppresses appetite'

BBSRC quote: Food additive 'suppresses appetite' | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Dr Celia Caulcott, BBSRC director of innovation and skills, said: "This is an excellent example of the exciting discoveries being made thanks to DRINC funding that can help to improve our health and benefit society. By working closely with industry to identify research priorities, we are investing in discoveries that have a much better chance of moving out of the lab and into our lives."
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Bee parasite will flourish under global warming, study warns

Bee parasite will flourish under global warming, study warns | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Gut parasite will increase in prevalence across northern Europe as temperatures rises, leading to honey bee losses
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BBSRC press release: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/food-security/2014/141126-pr-warming-world-bad-news-for-honey-bees.aspx

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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 mention, Celia Caulcott quote: Babraham Research Campus officially opens new laboratories

BBSRC mention, Celia Caulcott quote: Babraham Research Campus officially opens new laboratories | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
WORLD-CLASS new laboratories for molecular biology businesses officially opened this week. The Bennet building, at Babraham Research Campus, will house the labs as well as office space for growing...
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BBSRC, Babraham mentions: Cambridge set for bioscience boost | News | Laboratorytalk

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) has invested £44 million in development at the Babraham Research Campus in Cambridge.
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BBSRC funded: Highest bird migration tracked

BBSRC funded: Highest bird migration tracked | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it

A tracking study has revealed the secrets of the world's highest bird migration - the Himalayan flight of the bar-headed goose.

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Rothamsted mention: GM crops: What do new rules mean?

Rothamsted mention: GM crops: What do new rules mean? | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it

The European Parliament has approved new rules on GM crops, designed to break the stalemate between pro and anti-GM countries.

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Prof Huw Jones of Rothamsted Research in Hertfordshire, which carries out research on GM crops, described the vote as "a step forward".

"As a scientist who uses GM as a research tool, I think it's a step forward, it's a step in the right direction because it could engage the big biotech companies in Europe again," he says.

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Rothamsted mention: GM crops: what it will mean for you if British farmers get green light

Rothamsted mention: GM crops: what it will mean for you if British farmers get green light | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
A landmark ruling in Europe is expected to allow Britain to grow genetically modified crops on a global scale
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BBSRC mention: UK to join international science facility for access to X-ray free electron technology

UK scientists funded by the Medical Research Council, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the Wellcome Trust, have already been working to develop new scientific instruments and processes for use at the European XFEL.

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BBSRC mention: Go-ahead for new £35m innovation campus to be built at Aberystwyth University

BBSRC mention: Go-ahead for new £35m innovation campus to be built at Aberystwyth University | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
The new innovation campus at Aberystwyth University is due for completion in 2018 and is the first project to benefit from a new £2bn round of EU funding for Wales.
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BBSRC mention: Bethnal Green welcomes Bioscience fair

BBSRC mention: Bethnal Green welcomes Bioscience fair | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
It marks twenty years of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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BBSRC mention: Appetite suppressing additive could be added to food to create 'slimming bread'

BBSRC mention: Appetite suppressing additive could be added to food to create 'slimming bread' | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
The research was funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council's (BBSRC) Diet and Health Research Industry Club (DRINC)
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BBSRC mention: Global warming concern for UK bees

BBSRC mention: Global warming concern for UK bees | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Climate change threatens the survival of the UK's honey bee population, new academic research has claimed.
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BBSRC press release: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/food-security/2014/141126-pr-warming-world-bad-news-for-honey-bees.aspx

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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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