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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: Growers needed for Rothamsted take-all trial

Growers have the chance to work closely with experts from Rothamsted Research on how variety choice affects the disease take-all.
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BBSRC mention: University of East Anglia scientists make major advance important for cancer research

Scientists at the University of East Anglia have made a major advancement in understanding tissue development that has important implications for cancer.
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Scientists relieved that budget escapes George Osborne's axe

Scientists today welcomed the Government's decision to maintain the science budget at £4.6bn a year and to raise capital funding on scientific research from £0.6bn to £1.1bn in 2015-16, which is to be kept it in line with inflation in the following...
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Pitchers have mammoth-hunting ancestors to thank for their prowess

Pitchers have mammoth-hunting ancestors to thank for their prowess | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
The ability to throw an object with great force and accuracy was a key development in human evolution, claim scientists
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JIC/BBSRC mentions: Norwich-based John Innes Centre welcomes pledge on science spending

JIC/BBSRC mentions: Norwich-based John Innes Centre welcomes pledge on science spending | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Science leaders in Norwich have welcomed the Chancellor’s pledge that capital spending on science will be buttressed against inflation for at least the next seven years to aid British research.
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Two genetic code tweaks 500 million years ago caused evolutionary jump

Two genetic code tweaks 500 million years ago caused evolutionary jump | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Modern day reproductive systems are the result of changes in two letters of genetic code that took place 500 million years ago, a team of geneticists has discovered
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Stunning science: 2013 Research as Art competition – in pictures

Stunning science: 2013 Research as Art competition – in pictures | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
A Kinder chocolate challenge, the gravestones of failed solar cells, insect poo and medieval disfigurement were among the images celebrated in the 2013 Research as Art competition
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Rothamsted mention: Genetically modified foods: saving lives, or lining corporate pockets? (Or both?)

Rothamsted mention: Genetically modified foods: saving lives, or lining corporate pockets? (Or both?) | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Frankenfood or saviour of the starving? The Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson, made a major speech last week, calling on the European Union to drop its barriers preventing genetically modified (GM) organisms being grown and sold in Europe.
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JIC mention: Plants 'do maths', scientists say

JIC mention: Plants 'do maths', scientists say | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Plants have a built-in capacity to do maths, which helps them regulate food reserves in the night, say UK scientists.
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The 200 bodies 'needed post-independence'

The list of 200 organisations which the UK government says may need to be replicated by an independent Scotland.
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Research Councils included in the list

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BIS Press Office - higher education and science's curator insight, June 24, 2013 4:34 AM

Includes BIS, the research councils and the UK Space Agency.

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BBSRC/Rothamsted mention, Doug Kell quote: GM Crops 'Safe And Beneficial', Says Minister

BBSRC/Rothamsted mention, Doug Kell quote: GM Crops 'Safe And Beneficial', Says Minister | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Owen Paterson reopens the controversy on genetically modified crops criticising those who dub them "Frankenfoods".
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BBSRC mention: End the scepticism! Environment Secretary Owen Paterson urges UK to adopt use of GM crop technology

BBSRC mention: End the scepticism! Environment Secretary Owen Paterson urges UK to adopt use of GM crop technology | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Owen Paterson, the Environment Secretary, today kicked off his campaign to bring genetically modified crops to the UK by calling on the government, industry and scientists to join forces to convert the public in the face of widespread fear and...
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BBSRC mention: GM crops 'offer a way forward' - ITV News

BBSRC mention: GM crops 'offer a way forward'  - ITV News | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Read GM crops 'offer a way forward' latest on ITV News. All the UK news
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Rothamsted mention: Chief Scientist to present crop genetics report to EU

A report calling on the European Union (EU) to lead the world in using science to improve agricultural productivity and enhance the environment is to be launched in Brussels, tomorrow.
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'Urgent' review of decline in bees

'Urgent' review of decline in bees | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
The government is to announce it will carry out an "urgent and comprehensive" review of the decline of bees.
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Horse DNA oldest by 500,000 years

A bone found in a remote part of Canada has shed light on the ancestry of the modern horse, and pushed back the oldest sequenced DNA by a huge margin.
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BBSRC mention: University of East Anglia scientists make major advances important for cancer research

BBSRC mention: University of East Anglia scientists make major advances important for cancer research | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Scientists at the University of East Anglia have made a major advancement in understanding tissue development that has important implications for cancer.
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BBSRC mention: Exotic Fish Study Sheds Light On How Our Nerves Protect Themselves

Fresh insights gained from a study of tropical fish could help our understanding of how the nervous system works. Researchers have uncovered vital clues in zebrafish brains about the way our bodies
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New bird species spotted in big city

An international team of scientists identifies a new bird species, in an unexpected context in the capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh.
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BBSRC mention: Nanotechnology gold probes may offer valuable insight into cancer

Gold nanoprobes could allow scientists to study cancer cells in minute detail – using a highly-sensitive imaging technique known as FRET microscopy – with the aim of identifying tumour-causing properties.

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BBSRC mention: Fish study may help MS treatment

A tropical fish study finds clues about the human nervous system that may help multiple sclerosis treatment.
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JIC mention: Scientists find proof plants are capable of complex arithmetic

JIC mention: Scientists find proof plants are capable of complex arithmetic | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Plants carry out arithmetic calculations each night to prevent them starving before dawn, scientists have discovered for the first time.
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BBSRC mention, Doug Kell quote: Will politicians ever get the UK public to swallow GM food? - Channel 4 News

BBSRC mention, Doug Kell quote: Will politicians ever get the UK public to swallow GM food? - Channel 4 News | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Environment minister Owen Paterson says genetically modified crops will "improve human health and the environment." GM science may be in danger of lagging behind in the UK, but is the public bothered?
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BBSRC/Rothamsted mention, Doug Kell quote: GM crops are safer than conventional crops, says Environment Secretary Owen Paterson

BBSRC/Rothamsted mention, Doug Kell quote: GM crops are safer than conventional crops, says Environment Secretary Owen Paterson | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Genetically modified crops are "categorically" safer than conventional crops because they are subjected to much greater scrutiny than traditional varieties, the Environment Secretary Owen Paterson said today.
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BBSRC mention: GM Crops 'Safe And Beneficial', Says Minister

BBSRC mention: GM Crops 'Safe And Beneficial', Says Minister | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Owen Paterson reopens the controversy on genetically modified crops with a speech praising the benefits of the technology.
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