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Stark new figures show that a common pig virus, present on 99 per cent of pig farms has major economic implications for individual farmers and the pig industry as a whole, costing British farmers as much as £84 per pig (if the pig dies from the...
The 'ash management plan' aims to slow the spread of the fungus, which threatens 129,000 hectares of the UK
Announcing the government's "ash management plan", Owen Paterson said an additional £1.5m would be spent to identify populations of ash trees that are resistant to ash dieback, which was discovered in the UK last 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.”
Scientists have developed a new type of vaccine against foot and mouth disease that could radically change the way the government deals with future outbreaks as well as earning Britain a major slice of the £3.3bn annual market in the animal vaccine.