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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.
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Rothamsted mention: Rothamsted and Syngenta announce scientific partnership

ROTHAMSTED Research and biotechnology firm Syngenta have announced a multi-million pound scientific partnership to develop high yielding, environmentally sustainable wheat.
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BBSRC mention: Scientists discover death can be SEEN spreading like a blue glowing wave through the body of a worm... and it could lead to longer lifespans for mankind

BBSRC mention: Scientists discover death can be SEEN spreading like a blue glowing wave through the body of a worm... and it could lead to longer lifespans for mankind | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
British researchers have observed the eery blue glow of death spreading cell-to-cell in a worm's body in a bid start building up a picture of how humans die and potentially increase our life expectancy.
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Trees still affected by 1976 drought

The drought caused by the sizzling summer of 1976 caused permanent changes to British forests, say researchers.
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Grassland butterflies in rapid decline in Europe

Grassland butterflies in rapid decline in Europe | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Two decades of plummeting population halves number of key species, adversely affecting bees, birds and biodiversity – study
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BBSRC mention: Wave of blue fluorescence reveals pathway of death in worms

BBSRC mention: Wave of blue fluorescence reveals pathway of death in worms | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
The final biological events in the life of a worm are described today, revealing how death spreads like a wave from cell to cell until the whole organism is dead.
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BBSRC/Roslin mention: £160m investment in agricultural research

THE launch yesterday of a new agricultural technologies strategy, backed by a £160 million investment, marks the UK government’s recognition of the importance of the food and agriculture industries to the country’s economy, employment and exports.
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Tim Benton interview on food security and food waste BBC 5 live Drive: 22/07/2013

A round-up of the day's top news and sport with Anna Foster and Peter Allen.
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Interview runs from 52m20secs of the programme.

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BBSRC mention: UK agriculture gets £160m to cultivate ‘world-beating products’

BBSRC mention: UK agriculture gets £160m to cultivate ‘world-beating products’ | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
The UK government today announced it is investing £160m in a bid to make the UK a world leader in agricultural science and technology and meet the future challenges of food security.
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IBERS/BBSRC mentions: University's £35m agri-research plan

Aberystwyth University unveils ambitious plans to redevelop its agriculture research facilities into a £35m innovation centre.
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IBERS/BBSRC mentions: Major investment to make Aberystwyth University centre of biotechnology research

IBERS/BBSRC mentions: Major investment to make Aberystwyth University centre of biotechnology research | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
New campus intended to make Aberystwyth world leader in research for agriculture after £35m investment on facility at Gogerddan site
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GFS mention, Tim Benton quote: Food prices forecast to treble as world population soars

GFS mention, Tim Benton quote: Food prices forecast to treble as world population soars | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Food prices tipped to treble over the next 20 years as an explosion in the world's population triggers a global fight for food.
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GFS mention, Tim Benton quote: Food crisis Professor tells families to cut amount they eat 'by a third'

GFS mention, Tim Benton quote: Food crisis Professor tells families to cut amount they eat 'by a third' | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Families need to cut the amount they eat by a third, a government advisor claimed last night, as he warned current consumption levels were "unsustainable".
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Biting back: The invisibility wetsuit that protects swimmers and surfers from deadly shark attacks

Biting back: The invisibility wetsuit that protects swimmers and surfers from deadly shark attacks | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Australian scientists have developed a pair of anti-shark wetsuits that make divers appear invisible by camouflaging their bodies in the sea and trick sharks into thinking surfers are poisonous.
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BBSRC mention: Researchers reveal the clearest new pictures of immune cells' nanostructures

BBSRC mention: Researchers reveal the clearest new pictures of immune cells' nanostructures | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Scientists from The University of Manchester have revealed new images which provide the clearest picture yet of how white blood immune cells attack viral infections and tumours.
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GM crops: Public fears over 'Frankenstein food' may be easing, Independent poll reveals

GM crops: Public fears over 'Frankenstein food' may be easing, Independent poll reveals | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
More people support rather than oppose the growing of genetically modified crops and more of them are prepared to buy and eat GM foods than not, according to a survey for The Independent.
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There's less of a buzz in our gardens this summer - Telegraph

There's less of a buzz in our gardens this summer - Telegraph | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
A long, cold spring has meant fewer wasps. But not everyone’s celebrating, as Karolyn Shindler reports
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Rothamsted mention, Maurice Moloney quote: Monsanto drops GM in Europe

Rothamsted mention, Maurice Moloney quote: Monsanto drops GM in Europe | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Region abandoned owing to stalled approval process.
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BBSRC/Institute mentions, Doug Kell quote: Research campuses get BBSRC cash boost

A £30 million investment in research and innovation campuses from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) has been unveiled.
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Creating new life - and other ways to feed the world

How best to feed a growing population in a changing climate is fiercely debated with many new and emerging research fields hoping to provide a solution.
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Mentions BBSRC-funded project to build synthetic yeast, 

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GFS mention/Tim Benton quote:Food costs to treble by 2033

GFS mention/Tim Benton quote:Food costs to treble by 2033 | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
THE days of cheap food could be over with prices set to treble in the next 20 years as the world’s population soars.
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IBERS/BBSRC mentions: Royal Welsh Show: £35m IBERS investment unveiled

IBERS/BBSRC mentions: Royal Welsh Show: £35m IBERS investment unveiled | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
PLANS are being unveiled today (Monday, July 22) for an investment of £35m in the development of a new UK Innovation and Research Campus at Aberystwyth University’s Gogerddan site.
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JIC/IFR mentions: Norfolk could reap the benefits of £160m Agri-tech strategy

The government today launched its new agri-tech strategy which could have implications for this region

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A step back in time: why so many of us walk like chimps

A step back in time: why so many of us walk like chimps | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
It may sound like an insult, but it is a scientific fact: one in 13 of us has feet like those of chimpanzees.
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Embryonic stem cells could help restore sight to blind

Embryonic stem cells could help restore sight to blind | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Photoreceptors grown from embryonic stem cells have been successfully implanted in the retinas of blind mice
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BBSRC mention: Insect limbs & robot implications

BBSRC mention: Insect limbs & robot implications | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
University of Leicester neurobiologists show that insect limbs can move without muscles – that may provide engineers with new approaches to improve the control of robotic and prosthetic limbs.
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