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Roslin mention: Warning over academic separation

Roslin mention: Warning over academic separation | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it

Scotland's universities would lose tuition fees worth £150 million a year from English, Welsh and Northern Irish students if it separates from the rest of the UK as a result of this year's referendum, a UK Government minister has 

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Roslin mention: Hopes raised for new genetic therapy to prevent inherited diseases

Roslin mention: Hopes raised for new genetic therapy to prevent inherited diseases | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Scientists able to ‘re-write’ errors in mitochondrial DNA in mice, increasing the possibility of a similar treatment to prevent disease in humans
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BBSRC funded, Rothamsted mention: Are bees addicted to pesticides?

BBSRC funded, Rothamsted mention: Are bees addicted to pesticides? | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Scientists at Newcastle University and Trinity College Dublin say bees seem to prefer nectar laced with neonicotinoid chemicals - a type of pesticide commonly used on crops.
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Rothamsted mention, BBSRC funded: Pesticides give bees a buzz like smoking

Rothamsted mention, BBSRC funded: Pesticides give bees a buzz like smoking | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Bees get a 'buzz' from nicotine-like pesticides in much the same way as smokers are stimulated by tobacco
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JIC mention: Bid to encourage more girls to become scientists

JIC mention: Bid to encourage more girls to become scientists | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Some of the country's top female scientists and engineers will be in Norwich today to encourage more girls to go into the field.

More than 240 children from 20 schools will attend the Women of the Future event at the John Innes Centre at the Norwich Research Park.

Organisers say the conference is unprecedented in size and nature - bringing together teenage girls from Norfolk and Suffolk with female professionals in STEMM subjects - science, technology, engineering, maths, and medicine - to
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JIC mention: Toxic algae killing thousands of fish on the Norfolk Broads

JIC mention: Toxic algae killing thousands of fish on the Norfolk Broads | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
A toxic algae has killed thousands of fish on the Norfolk Broads. Conservation teams from the Environment Agency have managed to net nearly half a million fish from around West Somerton and Hickling Broads and released them into fresher water, like at the Herbert Woods boatyard in Potter Heigham. The fish affected are mostly bream, roach, pike, perch and eels.
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"Meanwhile, scientists from the John Innes Centre are working on developing a dipping stick that can be used to test the water"

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JIC mention: Seminar aims to boost collaborations between farmers and scientists

JIC mention: Seminar aims to boost collaborations between farmers and scientists | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
In the face of rising regulatory pressures, collaborations between farmers and scientists will become increasingly important in finding natural alternatives to synthetic agro-chemicals.
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BBSRC mention: Light is shed on amazing migration of salmon

BBSRC mention: Light is shed on amazing migration of salmon | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Researchers have taken a leap forward in their understanding of wild salmon in Wales
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BBSRC mention: Let’s keep talking: why public dialogue on science and technology matters more than ever

BBSRC mention: Let’s keep talking: why public dialogue on science and technology matters more than ever | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
James Wilsdon: Experiments in public engagement, pioneered by the Sciencewise programme, are one of the quiet success stories of UK science policy over the past decade.
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BBSRC quote: Patrick Middleton, head of public engagement at the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, points to synthetic biology as one research field where Sciencewise’s contribution proved particularly useful. ‘What we learnt from the dialogue fed directly into our synthetic biology roadmap, and has led us to overhaul the way we assess and evaluate the social and ethical dimensions of new grants.’

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IFR mention: Watchdog Test House Series 2: Episode 14

IFR mention: Watchdog Test House Series 2: Episode 14 | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it

The team investigate the dangerous food bacteria campylobacter.

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IFR scientist Arnoud Van Vliet interviewed at 12m00s.

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JIC mention: Beware of slug invasion, gardeners told

JIC mention: Beware of slug invasion, gardeners told | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Experts believe this will be the worst ever year for slugs and snails, following a particularly warm winter
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Is the world ready for GM animals?

Is the world ready for GM animals? | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it

The use of genetically engineered animals could revolutionise whole areas of public health and agriculture, according to advocates. But is the world ready for modified mosquitoes and GM salmon?

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BBSRC mention, quote: Uni to lead data storage project

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council has announced £7.5m of funding for infrastructure to help scientists study large datasets.

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From BSBRC press release: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/people-skills-training/2015/150213-pr-imperial-college-invests-babraham-campus.aspx 

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BBSRC mention: Bee Numbers; Farming Today - BBC Radio 4

BBSRC mention: Bee Numbers; Farming Today - BBC Radio 4 | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it

A report out today indicates there are now more varieties of bees in urban areas than in farmland. The study published by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council shows that there are similar numbers of bees in both settings.

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BBSRC funded: Chance of being bitten by mosquito is written in genes

BBSRC funded: Chance of being bitten by mosquito is written in genes | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Some people are just more likely to be attacked no matter how much insect repellent they slap on, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has found
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BBSRC funded, Rothamsted mention: Widely-used pesticide poses 'substantial risk' to wild bees

BBSRC funded, Rothamsted mention: Widely-used pesticide poses 'substantial risk' to wild bees | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
A widely-used pesticide poses a “substantial risk” and “sizeable hazard” to wild bees according to two independent studies into the effects of the controversial neonicotinoid insecticide.
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Rothamsted mention: Do YOU always get bitten by mosquitoes? Blame your genes

Rothamsted mention: Do YOU always get bitten by mosquitoes? Blame your genes | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Whether or not a person has body odour that is attractive to mosquitoes is strongly influenced by genetics, scientists from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine found.
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BBSRC mention: You're born a quick thinker, scientists claim

BBSRC mention: You're born a quick thinker, scientists claim | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Scientists at the University of Edinburgh identified a common genetic variant - changes to a person's genetic code - related to how quickly a person is able to process new information.
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IFR mention: How an apple a day (and a cup of green tea) prevents heart disease

IFR mention: How an apple a day (and a cup of green tea) prevents heart disease | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
The polyphenols in apples and green tea have a powerful effect on the body, a study shows
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IPI funded: Bees are happier in cities than on farmland, study claims

IPI funded: Bees are happier in cities than on farmland, study claims | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it

We think of them as thriving in wildflower meadows and rolling fields. But new research by Reading University suggests Britain’s bees are happier near towns and cities

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JIC mention: Norwich-bred broccoli gets patent

JIC mention: Norwich-bred broccoli gets patent | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
A new variety of vegetable bred in Norwich has been granted a patent after a legal victory.
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BBSRC funded: 'Sunshine eggs' and automated broccoli score agri-tech funding (Wired UK)

BBSRC funded: 'Sunshine eggs' and automated broccoli score agri-tech funding (Wired UK) | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
3D cameras that can track broccoli growth and "Sunshine Eggs" are just some of the projects that have been awarded funds by Innovate UK in a move to improve the development of agricultural technology in the UK
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BIS press release: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/food-security/2015/150324-pr-16m-boost-for-agricultural-innovators.aspx

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BBSRC funded: New threats to wild bees identified

BBSRC funded: New threats to wild bees identified | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it

Wild bumblebees are infected with many of the diseases found in honeybees looked after by bee keepers, according to a national survey.

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BBSRC mention: Doctors store 1,600 hearts for study

Doctors in London have stored 1,600 beating human hearts in digital form on a computer.

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Roslin mention: Dolly the sheep to get blue plaque in Edinburgh

Roslin mention: Dolly the sheep to get blue plaque in Edinburgh | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
To mark her contribution to science, Dolly, the first cloned mammal, will also become the first sheep to get a blue plaque.
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This blue plaque scheme is co-sponsored by BBSRC

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