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Babraham mention: Young-smoking fathers' obesity link

Babraham mention: Young-smoking fathers' obesity link | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Men who start smoking as children are likely to have fatter sons, research has suggested.
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BBSRC mention: UK Synthetic Biology Centres tasked with addressing public concerns

BBSRC mention: UK Synthetic Biology Centres tasked with addressing public concerns | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
An extra £32m for synthetic biology research in the UK comes with funding to encourage responsible innovation. Social media analysis offers a heads up on new research ideas and potential public concerns
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BBSRC press release: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/policy/2015/150129-pr-business-secretary-40m-for-synbio.aspx

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Rothamsted mention: Genetically modified crop successfully fed to salmon, say scientists - Telegraph

Rothamsted mention: Genetically modified crop successfully fed to salmon, say scientists   - Telegraph | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Genetically modified plants which produce Omega-3 have been successfully fed to salmon
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BBSRC mention: University eyes £8m imaging unit

BBSRC mention: University eyes £8m imaging unit | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it

An £8 million microscopic imaging unit has opened at a university. The University of Dundee said the facility would help develop "cutting edge" research in physical, life and medical sciences.

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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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Rothamsted mention: Can spiders COUNT? Arachnids keep track of prey in their webs

Rothamsted mention: Can spiders COUNT? Arachnids keep track of prey in their webs | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee found that spiders searched for prey taken from their webs, which they use as 'prey larders,' indicating they keep track of numbers.
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Scientists at Rothamsted Research in Harpenden, have explained how spiders are able to ‘fly’ or ‘parachute’ into new territory using single strands of silk.

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IFR on BBC Countryfile

Tom Heap visits the Institute of Food Research as part of a feature on Campylobacter in chickens

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From 8m39s

Available until 24 Feb 2015

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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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