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.
Researchers at the University of East Anglia found that flavonoids, found in some fruit and vegetables, were linked to maintaining a healthy weight, and even helped people lose a little.
Dr Paul Kroon, of the Institute of Food Research, said: ‘It is important to understand that these types of studies can find associations between consumption of certain food bioactives with weight gain or other health benefits, but they cannot prove that by increasing your consumption of flavonoids you will put on less weight than if you didn’t."
A recent study has suggested that a person's choice of romantic partner can be determined by genes.
Researchers of the University of Edinburgh have discovered that the genes that determine a person's height also influence why people are attracted to partners of similar heights to themselves. The findings help to explain why people choose partners of similar height to themselves.
Devon scientists are leading a project to make fish healthier and improve the lot of small-scale farmers in India, Bangladesh and Malawi. The University of Exeter and the Centre for the Environment,...
This project is funded under the Global Research Partnership: BBSRC-Newton Fund Aquaculture Call.
US Government's Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the availability of $3.4 million for research projects in support of the new International Wheat Yield Partnership (IWYP) program, among countries included is the UK's Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council of the United Kingdom (BBSRC).
Researchers have discovered the genes that determine how tall we are may also influence the people we are attracted to, with most people being attracted to partners of a similar height to themselves. Scientists at the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute and MRC Human Genetics Unit analysed genetic information from more than 13,000 heterosexual couples.
Scientists at the John Innes Centre, a centre for research and training in plant and microbial science in Norfolk, are now looking at growing plants in different conditions to see if they can make them less susceptible to damage from late frosts but for now farmers remain reliant on the elements.
Scottish scientists have been involved in a ground-breaking project to help dairy farmers breed cows for better resistance to bovine tuberculosis (bTB). Researchers from the University of Edinburgh, Roslin Institute and SRUC, have developed a new genetic index called the TB Advantage breed. The index, which will be published on January 19 at the British... Read Full Story
More than 50 animals have been implanted with human-animal hybrid embryos in a world first
Bruce Whitelaw, professor of animal biotechnology at the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute , said British scientists would be interested in carrying out their own experiments with humananimal chimeras.
He said: “It is scientifically fascinating and of potential commercial interest, and offers much for healthy, productive social debate.”
Leading on from The Genome Analysis Centre's (TGAC) previous announcement of their new bread wheat genome assembly, the landmark resource is now publically available to download at the European Bioinformatics Institute's (EMBL-EBI) Ensembl database
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