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Animals carry '320,000 new viruses'

Animals carry '320,000 new viruses' | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
There could be at least 320,000 viruses awaiting discovery that are circulating in animals, a study suggests.
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Climate 'drives crop pest spread'

Climate 'drives crop pest spread' | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Global warming is helping pests and diseases that attack crops to spread around the world, a study suggests.
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BBSRC mention: Creating plants that make their own fertilizer

BBSRC mention: Creating plants that make their own fertilizer | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Scientists at Washington University are undertaking an ambitious project to engineer tiny nitrogen-fixing devices within photosynthetic cells
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Gene discovered that could cure jet lag - Telegraph

Gene discovered that could cure jet lag - Telegraph | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
A gene has been discovered which stops our body clock from resetting, paving the way for new drugs to combat jet lag
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BBSRC mention: Uni’s £396k grant will fund research into the science behind 3D movies

BBSRC mention: Uni’s £396k grant will fund research into the science behind 3D movies | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Scientists in Essex have been handed a huge £369,000 grant to fund research looking at how the brain responds to 3D film.
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Bright light cure calms bullied mice

Bright light cure calms bullied mice | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Scientists discover the neurons that led mice to become socially anxious and are able to switch these off, reducing anxiety.
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BBSRC mention: Broccoli Could Help Prevent Osteoarthritis

BBSRC mention: Broccoli Could Help Prevent Osteoarthritis | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Eating broccoli could help prevent or slow the most common form of arthritis.
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BBSRC mention: Broccoli could help fight arthritis

BBSRC mention: Broccoli could help fight arthritis | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Eating broccoli could help prevent or slow the most common form of arthritis.
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BBSRC mention: Eating broccoli could protect against osteoarthritis, scientists reveal

BBSRC mention: Eating broccoli could protect against osteoarthritis, scientists reveal | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Scientists discovered a compound found mainly in broccoli slows down the destruction of cartilage in joints
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Research finds 'US effect' exaggerates results in human behaviour studies

Research finds 'US effect' exaggerates results in human behaviour studies | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Alok Jha: Pressure on scientists to come up with exciting results could soon spread to other developed countries, researchers warn
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BBSRC mention: "Tastier" blue eggs could be in supermarkets soon

Nottingham scientists have solved the riddle of why some chickens lay bright blue eggs - which some claim are healthier than “normal” eggs. 

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BBSRC/Roslin mentions: Millions invested in salmonella research in cows

BBSRC/Roslin mentions: Millions invested in salmonella research in cows | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
More than half a million pounds is being invested in a three-year research project on salmonella at Edinburgh Vet School.
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Six stubborn myths about cancer

Six stubborn myths about cancer | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
David Robert Grimes: The internet is awash with misinformation about cancer, with potentially tragic consequences for patients
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The 20 big questions in science

The 20 big questions in science | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
From the nature of the universe (that's if there is only one) to the purpose of dreams, there are many things we still don't know – but we might do soon.
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BBSRC mention: Brighton university is finding the key to ageing

BBSRC mention: Brighton university is finding the key to ageing | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Scientists hope to have found a key to help them unlock the mysteries of the human ageing process.  
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Poverty saps mental capacity to deal with complex tasks, say scientists

Poverty saps mental capacity to deal with complex tasks, say scientists | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Study suggests being preoccupied with money problems is equivalent to loss of 13 IQ points or losing a night's sleep
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BBSRC mention: Collagen clue reveals new drug target for untreatable form of lung cancer

Collagen, the stuff of ligaments and skin, and the most abundant protein in the human body, has an extraordinary role in triggering chemical signals that help protect the body from cancer, a new study reveals.
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Miniature brains grown in test tubes – a new path for neuroscience?

Miniature brains grown in test tubes – a new path for neuroscience? | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Lab-grown 'organoids' resembling embryo brains could be used for modelling diseases and testing drugs
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Boost of broccoli could help fight arthritis - Channel 4 News

Boost of broccoli could help fight arthritis - Channel 4 News | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Scientists have come up with another reason to eat your greens: the humble broccoli could prevent or slow osteoarthritis, the most common form of the bone condition arthritis, says a new study.
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BBSRC mention: Eating broccoli may prevent osteoarthritis

BBSRC mention: Eating broccoli may prevent osteoarthritis | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
University of East Anglia researchers find that sulforaphane slows down destruction of cartilage in joints
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BBSRC mention: Broccoli could help fight arthritis

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Eating broccoli could help prevent or slow the most common form of arthritis.
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BBSRC mention: MSU Scientist's Quest for Missing Bacteria

BBSRC mention: MSU Scientist's Quest for Missing Bacteria | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
A Michigan State University scientist will use a $1.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (United Kingdom) to solve the mystery of the missing bacteria.
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BBSRC mention: Creating plants that make their own fertilizer

BBSRC mention: Creating plants that make their own fertilizer | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Since the dawn of agriculture people have exercised great ingenuity to pump more nitrogen into crop fields. Farmers have planted legumes and plowed the entire crop under, strewn night soil or manur...
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New H7N7 bird flu strain discovered that could pose threat to humans

New H7N7 bird flu strain discovered that could pose threat to humans | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
H7N7 virus, found in chickens at markets in China, can kill ferrets, which are used as proxies for people in flu research
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