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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: 'Victory for bees' as Europe bans neonicotinoid pesticides blamed for destroying bee population

Rothamsted mention: 'Victory for bees' as Europe bans neonicotinoid pesticides blamed for destroying bee population | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Environmentalists hailed a "victory for bees" today after the European Union voted for a ban on the nerve-agent pesticides blamed for the dramatic decline global bee populations.
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Roslin mention: Scientists design 'health and safety' cow with no horns

Roslin mention: Scientists design 'health and safety' cow with no horns | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Scientists are trying to create a ‘health and safety’ cow by genetically modifying the animals to have no horns, in order to reduce the risk of injuring farmers, walkers and other creatures.
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Roslin mention: Genetic scientists to take bull by the horns

SCIENTISTS are designing a health and safety cow, genetically altered to have no horns, to cut the risk of injury to farmers, ramblers and animals.

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BBSRC, IFR, JIC mentions: Exploring why poultry plant chemicals are used on chicken and turkey

BBSRC, IFR, JIC mentions: Exploring why poultry plant chemicals are used on chicken and turkey | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it

A current events in nutrition topic to explore with kids is why poultry plant chemicals are used on chicken and turkey.

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New rules for Nature journals to ensure reliability of published data

New rules for Nature journals to ensure reliability of published data | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Researchers wishing to get published in Nature journals will now have to adhere to stricter rules on statistics and transparency on research methods
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BBSRC mention/Doug Kell quote: New grass to fight flooding

New grass hybrid could help reduce the likelihood of flooding
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DNA double helix: discovery that led to 60 years of biological revolution

DNA double helix: discovery that led to 60 years of biological revolution | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it

Six decades after DNA's shapely curves were first revealed, no aspect of biology is now above modification, remix or redesign

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Tim Benton quote: Bhutan: the world's first 100% organic nation?

Bhutan wants to be the first country to eliminate herbicides and pesticides from the food chain.
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Study: dead zebras in electrified cages show how anthrax spreads in wild

Study: dead zebras in electrified cages show how anthrax spreads in wild | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Ecologists from the University of Texas in Austin have found that scavengers may not be to blame for the spread of anthrax among wild animal populations
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BBSRC/JIC/Rothamsted mentions: Cereals 2013 – novel science with a practical twist

BBSRC/JIC/Rothamsted mentions: Cereals 2013 – novel science with a practical twist | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Cereals 2013 – novel science with a practical twist
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BBSRC/Roslin mentions: New study shows how Salmonella colonises the gut

BBSRC/Roslin mentions: New study shows how Salmonella colonises the gut | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Salmonella is a major cause of human diarrhoeal infections and is frequently acquired from chickens, pigs and cattle, or their products.
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BBSRC mention: Cocktail of multiple pressures combine to threaten the world's pollinating insects

A new review of insect pollinators of crops and wild plants has concluded they are under threat globally from a cocktail of multiple pressures, and their decline or loss could have profound environmental, human health and economic consequences.
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BBSRC Briefing: 'Pig 26': Can this little piggy win over the enemies of GM?

BBSRC Briefing: 'Pig 26': Can this little piggy win over the enemies of GM? | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Scientists have developed a new method of creating genetically-modified animals that addresses one of the principal objections of the anti-GM movement.

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Rob Dawson's curator insight, April 16, 2013 9:00 AM

BBSRC worked with SMC and The Roslin Institute on this media briefing.

 

In print edition as double page and mention on front cover

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EU may ban pesticides in bee scare

EU may ban pesticides in bee scare | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
European Union states are to vote shortly on a proposed ban on pesticides linked to bee deaths in scientific studies.
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Science Weekly podcast: The Burning Question – can we quit fossil fuels?

Science Weekly podcast: The Burning Question – can we quit fossil fuels? | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
An extended interview with Duncan Clark and Mike Berners-Lee about their new book, The Burning Question
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BBSRC funded: New grass 'flood reduction hope'

BBSRC funded: New grass 'flood reduction hope' | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
A hybrid farmland grass, developed by a team of UK researchers, could help reduce flooding by cutting the volume of run-off reaching rivers, a study suggests.
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Listen: BBSRC Funded: New grass to fight flooding BBC Radio 4 - Farming Today

Listen: BBSRC Funded: New grass to fight flooding BBC Radio 4 - Farming Today | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it

BBSRC-funded plant and soil scientists from across the UK has shown a grass hybrid species could help reduce the impact of flooding. 

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Dr Kit Macleod from the James Hutton Institute speaks about the BBSRC-funded research between 0m55s and 2m55s. 

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BBSRC mention/Doug Kell quote: Novel grass hybrid mitigates flooding impact

BBSRC mention/Doug Kell quote: Novel grass hybrid mitigates flooding impact | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
British scientists have developed a new grass hybrid that they claim could help reduce the impact of flooding.
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BBSRC mention/Doug Kell Quote: New grass could help tackle flooding, say scientists

BBSRC mention/Doug Kell Quote: New grass could help tackle flooding, say scientists | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Natural hybrid grass cuts water run-off by 50%, can feed livestock and resist extreme weather
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Tim Benton quote: Causes Of Food Price Spikes Still Uncertain

Food market volatility has yet to be understood and there is no definite proof that it is due to speculators

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BBSRC mention/Doug Kell quote: How Swindon is at centre of the research universe

FROM tomorrow we can all learn Swindon’s role in plotting the first trillionths of a second after the Big Bang birthed the Universe.
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BBSRC: Why we forget names so easily

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It is a common, yet embarrassing scenario but British scientists have now offered an insight into why we forget people’s names only for them to return hours later.

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Countryfile: Bees and Pesticides

Countryfile: Bees and Pesticides | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
In Calderdale, West Yorkshire, Ellie Harrison follows in the footsteps of Whitely Turner.
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Insect Pollinator Initiative mention from 9m40s

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BBSRC mention: Bacteria 'can produce diesel fuel'

BBSRC mention: Bacteria 'can produce diesel fuel' | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
A strain of bacteria is created that can produce a synthetic fuel almost identical to conventional diesel, a study suggests.
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BBSRC Briefing: Move over Dolly the sheep, here’s the genetically engineered pig that could bring home the bacon

BBSRC Briefing: Move over Dolly the sheep, here’s the genetically engineered pig that could bring home the bacon | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
From the same lab that brought us Dolly the sheep back in 1996 now comes the world's first pig created using 'gene editing'.
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