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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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BBSRC funded: Cheetahs 'more powerful than a motorbike'

BBSRC funded: Cheetahs 'more powerful than a motorbike' | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Study into big cats finds they operate at 'extreme of athletic performance' and can hunt in all conditions
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Rothamsted mention: EU must change GM stance, says Willetts

Rothamsted mention: EU must change GM stance, says Willetts | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
British ministers are urging Brussels to ease restrictions on growing GM crops to avoid becoming a "museum of the 20th century".
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British wheat crop 'falls by third'

Britain's wheat harvest could be a third smaller than it was last year due to extreme weather since the autumn, the National Farmers' Union warns.
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Lab-grown blood vessel gets first US clinical trial

Lab-grown blood vessel gets first US clinical trial | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
A laboratory-grown blood vessel has been transplanted into the arm of a patient with end-stage kidney disease by a team of surgeons working at Duke University Hospital
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Editorial: Time for a rethink on GM crops

Calls for an end to the ban on genetically modified crops are growing louder. Better still, it is no longer just scientists waving the flag for fast-growing, pest-resistant cereals. Now it is farmers.
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Rothamsted mention: Govt. minister: change GM food rules

The Minister for Science David Willetts has called for a relaxation on EU laws over GM food. Speaking at the weekend, Willetts said: “We believe G... Visit www.bakeryinfo.co.uk today for more information!
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BBSRC funded: New vaccine against 'Delhi belly' could end holiday misery for millions

BBSRC funded: New vaccine against 'Delhi belly' could end holiday misery for millions | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
The new vaccine targets both E. Coli bacteria and salmonella and has been produced by researchers at University of Cambridge.
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Rare Cornish black honeybee found to resist colony collapse virus

Rare Cornish black honeybee found to resist colony collapse virus | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
The Cornish black honey bee, once believed to be extinct but still extremely rare, could be key to saving worldwide bee populations from colony collapse disorder
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BBSRC mention: To germinate, or not to germinate, that is the question

Scientists at the University of York have uncovered new insights into the way seeds use gene networks to control when they germinate in response to environmental signals.
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BBSRC mention, Doug Kell quote: York Researchers Turning Waste Into Biofuel

BBSRC mention, Doug Kell quote: York Researchers Turning Waste Into Biofuel | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Research at the University of York has discovered a new enzyme that could prove an important step in the quest to turn waste, such as paper, scrap wood and straw, into liquid fuel.
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Rothamsted mention: Second wave of GM offers consumers a benefit boost

Rothamsted mention: Second wave of GM offers consumers a benefit boost | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
The world faces an extra two billion mouths to feed by 2050 while farmers are faced by tighter rules on pesticide use, so could GM be the answer.
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Science and Nature | Leading article- The Times (£)

It is both illogical and immoral to oppose genetically modified foods. David Willetts is right to speak out against the European Union’s ban
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Guardian: Decoding 'orphan crop' genomes could save millions of lives

Guardian: Decoding 'orphan crop' genomes could save millions of lives | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Howard-Yana Shapiro, a scientist with the Mars confectionery company, will make the information free to boost harvests
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Rothamsted mention: Red oilseed rape repels pollen beetle

Rothamsted mention: Red oilseed rape repels pollen beetle | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
The dazzling yellow fields of oilseed rape flowers in spring have become a familiar sight in our countryside, but this could soon change to a carpet of red.
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BBSRC mention: New fund will back Norwich Research Park innovations

BBSRC mention: New fund will back Norwich Research Park innovations | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Innovative ideas at Norwich Research Park (NRP) could be transformed into fully-fledged businesses with help from a new scheme.
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BBSRC mention: The Gut(microbe)less Gribble – Biofuel Hero?

BBSRC mention: The Gut(microbe)less Gribble – Biofuel Hero? | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Behold the Gribble – a true gutless wonder. The Gribble (pictured here) is a marine wood-boring creature of around 2 millimeters in size. Scientists at the UK’s Biotechnology and Biological Science...
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UK raises alarm on deadly rise of superbugs

UK raises alarm on deadly rise of superbugs | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Britain to call for G8 action against spread of drug-resistant bacteria by clamping down on overuse of antibiotics
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Exclusive: The agricultural revolution - UK pushes Europe to embrace GM crops

Exclusive: The agricultural revolution - UK pushes Europe to embrace GM crops | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Britain is to push the European Union to relax restrictions on the licensing of genetically modified crops for human consumption amid growing scientific evidence that they are safe, and surveys showing they are supported by farmers.
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BBSRC/Babraham mentions, Doug Kell quote: Babraham set for further expansion

BBSRC/Babraham mentions, Doug Kell quote: Babraham set for further expansion | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
One of the UK’s premier science hubs, the Babraham Research Campus in Cambridge, is set for further expansion.
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Rothamsted mention: The Luddites are losing the battle over GM crops (£)

Science has found its voice. The public are listening
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Comment piece from Tom Whipple, science correspondent at The Times

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Animal invisibility cloak makes cat and fish vanish

Animal invisibility cloak makes cat and fish vanish | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Sscientists in Singapore demonstrate new light-bending technology that could have applications in security, entertainment and surveillance
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BBSRC mention: Clearing the BAR to oral vaccines

BBSRC mention: Clearing the BAR to oral vaccines | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
A new technology under development by an academic–industry partnership protects oral vaccines from destruction by the digestive system.
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Video: BBSRC mention: What gribbles could do for us

Video: BBSRC mention: What gribbles could do for us | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
They are best known for their destructive properties, but a tiny marine worm's eating habits could help fuel the cars of the future.
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Europe must back GM or just be an old-tech museum, Willetts warns (£)

David Willetts says EU rules are holding back ground-breaking work in fields as diverse as medicine, agriculture and space exploration
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Cod stocks recover after years of overfishing

Cod stocks recover after years of overfishing | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Survey suggests effective management means levels are increasing – but stocks won't be sustainable for at least a year
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