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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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Science adviser warns of more floods

The government's chief scientist says that there is already enough CO2 in the atmosphere for there to be more floods, drought and storms over the next 25 years.
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GFS mention: Resilience, safety and security of UK food imports highlighted in new Global Food Security report and public exhibition

A new report has highlighted issues surrounding global food systems and the importation of food into the UK
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Innovator of the year

The competitions form part of BBSRC’s Fostering Innovation initiative. They encourage research in biosciences to cross the gap from academia to tangible economic and social benefits.

 

Minister for Universities and Science David Willetts said: "The UK is at the forefront of bioscience, thanks to the pioneering work of BBSRC and continued investment in our world-class research base. These awards recognise how we are fostering innovation and working closely with industry. This will ensure our cutting edge research brings benefits to the economy and society.”


 


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Wasp spiders' move north explained

Wasp spiders' move north explained | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Temperature tolerance is key to the spread of wasp spiders into northern Europe, according to scientists.
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Budget 2013: what does it mean for science and innovation?

Budget 2013: what does it mean for science and innovation? | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
James Wilsdon and Kieron Flanagan: Our panel of science and innovation policy experts digests the details of George Osborne's budget statement
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Insect Dissection: How Insects Work - Rothamsted Research featured

Insect Dissection: How Insects Work - Rothamsted Research featured | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
BBC iPlayer - Catch up on the last 7 days of BBC TV & Radio

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Rob Dawson's curator insight, March 21, 2013 5:43 AM

Dr Gia Aradottir from Rothamsted Research on a BBC 4 programme hosted by James Logan. 

 

From approx. 41-48 minutes

 

There were some wonderful shots of Broadbalk, the insectary and labs.

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Giant squid family secrets revealed

Giant squid family secrets revealed | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Giant squid around the world are "basically identical" despite looking very different, scientists say.
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Royal Institution rescued by £4.4m donation

Royal Institution rescued by £4.4m donation | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Cash injection from anonymous donor will clear debts and give board of scientific institution time to develop a fresh strategy
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St Andrews firm to choose biggest salmon fillets - Scotsman.com

A SPIN-OUT company from St Andrews University has signed a deal to license its fish-selection technology to Norway-based genetics firm Salmobreed.

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Xelect research received funding from the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). The research was translated to commercial application thanks to follow-on funding.

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Swine flu cases resistant to Tamiflu are becoming more common, say scientists

Swine flu cases resistant to Tamiflu are becoming more common, say scientists | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Strains of drug-resistant flu are said to be able to pass from one human to another
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Roslin Mention, Mirror: 'Extinct or rare birds could be revived by hens created to produce eggs of different species'

Roslin Mention, Mirror: 'Extinct or rare birds could be revived by hens created to produce eggs of different species' | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Scientists have revealed a genetically modified chicken has already been fathered by a duck

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Read the correct science at: http://www.roslin.ed.ac.uk/news/2013/03/18/feathering-the-nest-of-chicken-breed-preservation/ ;

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Rothamsted mention: Aphids likely to fly later this year

Rothamsted mention: Aphids likely to fly later this year | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Aphids are likely to fly considerably later than normal this year, the Home-Grown Cereals Aauthority has reported. 

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Aphids are likely to fly considerably later than normal this year, the Home-Grown Cereals Aauthority has reported. 

 

The shift is expected to be especially pronounced in the South of the country according to forecasting from Aphid News, an HGCA service led by Rothamsted Research.

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BBSRC mention: Bone-crunching hits tackled by experts – at chicken farm

BBSRC mention: Bone-crunching hits tackled by experts – at chicken farm | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it

When England's rugby stars take on Wales in Cardiff this afternoon there will be some massive hits as the players establish the Six Nations pecking order.The high-speed collisions...

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Video: Could the Waggle dance hold the key to bee health?

By vibrating their wings and bodies, bees can communicate with each other in the hive. Scientists believe that they can decode these vibrations to help diagnose a hive if it is infected with disease.
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BBSRC mention: Queens scientist named Innovator of the Year

Queen's scientist named Innovator of the Year - A Queen's University scientist has won two national awards for his research on microneedles which deliver drugs without causing pain or bleeding.
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Rothhamsted mention: Rothamsted applies for autumn GM wheat trial

Rothhamsted mention: Rothamsted applies for autumn GM wheat trial | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Britain's first open field trial of autumn-sown GM wheat could get under way later this year.
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Rothamsted Mention: Stay focused on phoma, oilseed rape growers advised

WHILE recent cold winters have seen light leaf spot incidences recorded further south than usual, oilseed rape (OSR) growers in the lower half of the country should remain focused on phoma stem canker as the primary disease threat to crops.
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Rothamsted mention: Long-term research - Nature

Rothamsted mention: Long-term research - Nature | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
The world's longest-running experiments remind us that science is a marathon, not a sprint.

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New Hinkley Point nuclear power plant approved by UK government

New Hinkley Point nuclear power plant approved by UK government | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Hinkley Point C will contain two nuclear reactors at its site in Somerset, but the decision has been attacked by environmentalists
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Breast cancer gene test could allow preventive treatment

Breast cancer gene test could allow preventive treatment | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Women at risk of a common form of breast cancer could be spared chemotherapy or surgery by receiving earlier preventive treatment after undergoing a genetic screening test, a new study suggests.
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An activity map of the whole zebrafish brain

An activity map of the whole zebrafish brain | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it

A new technique enables researchers to visualise the activity of nearly every cell in the larval zebrafish brain

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Indepenent: 'Dash for cash is stopping science in its tracks, claims Nobel winner'

Indepenent: 'Dash for cash is stopping science in its tracks, claims Nobel winner' | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Scientific breakthroughs are becoming more difficult in Britain because of the pressure on scientists to demonstrate that their research has practical benefits before it is funded, Kostya Novoselov told The Independent.
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BBSRC/Pirbright Mentions: Schmallenberg Understanding to Benefit from Midge Breakthrough

UK - Researchers are a step closer to discovering how Schmallenberg virus (SBV) is transmitted following new research findings at the Pirbright Institute.
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Rothamsted mention, redOrbit: EU Bee Protection Ban On Pesticides Fails To Pass

Rothamsted mention, redOrbit: EU Bee Protection Ban On Pesticides Fails To Pass | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
European Union nations have failed to agree on proposals that would have banned three pesticides reportedly linked to the decline of the global bee population.

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“Of course they can kill bees; they are insecticides,” Lin Field, the head of crop protection at Rothamsted Research, told reporters. “But whether they actually do this or whether sub-lethal effects occur and damage the colonies on any important scale has not been proven… In my view there is still is not enough clear evidence supporting a ban on neonicotinoids.”

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Rothamsted mention: Research to unearth benefits of compost


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Research findings which will give farmers much more information on the benefits of using composts and digestates in their soils will be released later this year.

 

The results are based on three years of research work at various sites across the UK, including two at Craibstone, near Aberdeen, where a variety of cereals have been grown using them.

 

The work is funded by government and its agencies and being undertaken by Earthcare Technical, Adas, SRUC, Harper Adams University, BBSRC-funded Rothamsted Research and East Malling Research.

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