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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 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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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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BBC Radio 4 - World at One, 18/04/2013 - interview with Mark Walport

BBC Radio 4 - World at One, 18/04/2013 - interview with Mark Walport | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
National and international news.
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Mark Walport’s first interview about providing ministers with scientific advice - listen from 09:00

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Scientist jailed for faking medicine test results

Scientist jailed for faking medicine test results | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
A scientist carrying out research on an experimental drugs has become the first person in Britain to be jailed for falsifying results.
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BBSRC and GFS mention: Britain may need to 'dig for survival', minister says - Telegraph

BBSRC and GFS mention: Britain may need to 'dig for survival', minister says - Telegraph | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Britain faces an era of food shortages and the public may be forced to grow vegetables to survive, the government has suggested.

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Rob Dawson's curator insight, April 16, 2013 8:58 AM

BBSRC and Global Food Security mention

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BBSRC Briefing: Pig born using new GM approach

BBSRC Briefing: Pig born using new GM approach | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
The laboratory which created Dolly the sheep has produced a disease-resistant piglet using a new technique which is simpler than cloning and could bring GM meat a step closer.

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Rob Dawson's curator insight, April 16, 2013 9:14 AM

Telegraph front page story

 

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BBSRC Briefing: Cleaner way of altering animal DNA to bring revolution in the farmyard

BBSRC Briefing: Cleaner way of altering animal DNA to bring revolution in the farmyard | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Scientists can now modify animals genetically so that the changes to their DNA are indistinguishable from naturally occurring mutations

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Rob Dawson's curator insight, April 16, 2013 9:14 AM

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

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BBSRC mention: Scientists have developed a new type of nanoparticle

BBSRC mention: Scientists have developed a new type of nanoparticle | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Scientists have developed a new type of nanoparticle with potential applications in chemistry, biology and medicine.

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Researchers use atomic force microscopy technique to read information encoded in gut lining

A new technique based on atomic force microscopy was developed at the Institute of Food Research to help 'read' information encoded in the gut lining.

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Rob Dawson's curator insight, April 16, 2013 9:11 AM

BBSRC mention and funding

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Waitrose bans use of neonicotinoids

WAITROSE is banning its suppliers from using neonicotinoids on produce destined for the supermarket.
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The end of polio by 2018 – unless the funding dries up

The end of polio by 2018 – unless the funding dries up | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
More than 400 eminent scientists from 80 countries around the world have announced their backing for an ambitious global plan to eradicate polio, a disease that once paralysed and killed millions.
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US supreme court to decide if companies can patent human genes

US supreme court to decide if companies can patent human genes | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Utah biotech firm to argue its patents on breast and ovarian cancer genes are necessary to fund further research
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IVF pioneer Robert Edwards dies aged 87

IVF pioneer Robert Edwards dies aged 87 | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Edwards co-developed technique that has helped bring more than 4 million children into the world
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BBSRC/IFR mentions: Poultry probiotic cuts its coat to beat bad bacteria

BBSRC/IFR mentions: Poultry probiotic cuts its coat to beat bad bacteria | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it

A strain of probiotic bacteria that can fight harmful bacterial infections in poultry has the ability to change its coat, according to new findings from the Institute of Food Research.

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Let farms grow GM crops says Cameron's top scientist: Adviser speaks of 'strong case' for crops to be grown in Britain

Let farms grow GM crops says Cameron's top scientist: Adviser speaks of 'strong case' for crops to be grown in Britain | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Sir Mark Walport said the rise of genetically modified food was 'inexorable' and there was a 'strong case' for it to be grown in Britain.
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US team's battery 'breakthrough'

US team's battery 'breakthrough' | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Researchers believe they have found a way to radically shrink the size of batteries while offering the same amount of power and faster recharges than at present.
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BBSRC briefing: BBC Radio 4 - Farming Today, 16/04/2013

BBSRC briefing: BBC Radio 4 - Farming Today, 16/04/2013 | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Scientists are using a new form of genetic engineering to breed disease-resistant animals.
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BBSRC Briefing: Scientists who created Dolly the sheep clone bring GM food a step closer by producing a pig that is immune to disease

BBSRC Briefing: Scientists who created Dolly the sheep clone bring GM food a step closer by producing a pig that is immune to disease | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
The piglet, known only as 'Pig 26', was created through a process called 'gene editing' at Edinburgh's Roslin Institute four months ago.

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Rob Dawson's curator insight, April 16, 2013 9:15 AM

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BBSRC briefing: Genetically modified animals could boost UK food security

BBSRC briefing: Genetically modified animals could boost UK food security | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
UK SCIENTISTS working to genetically engineer (GE) animals say there could be an appetite for them in the future.

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Rothamsted mention: Time to end stagnant wheat yields

Rothamsted mention: Time to end stagnant wheat yields | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
A focus on cutting costs and some crops being starved of nitrogen are two factors being implicated in the stagnation of average on-farm wheat yields since the mid-1990s, according to experts.

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Rob Dawson's curator insight, April 16, 2013 9:13 AM

Rothamsted Research

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Reliably Higher Levels Of Healthy Compound In 'Beneforté' Broccoli - PerishableNews

Reliably Higher Levels Of Healthy Compound In 'Beneforté' Broccoli - PerishableNews | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Field trials and genetic studies have shown that a new variety of broccoli reliably yields higher levels of a health-promoting compound.

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Tesco joins Morrison’s and Asda in allowing the use of GM soya in poultry feed - Farming UK news

Tesco joins Morrison’s and Asda in allowing the use of GM soya in poultry feed - Farming UK news | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Tesco joins Morrison’s and Asda in allowing the use of GM soya in poultry feed
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Biochemists turn flesh-eating bacteria into protein 'superglue'

Biochemists turn flesh-eating bacteria into protein 'superglue' | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Biochemists at Oxford have adapted a protein from a species of flesh-eating bacteria into a kind of "superglue" that may improve cancer detection
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'Fingerprints on food' breakthrough

'Fingerprints on food' breakthrough | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Forensic scientists have successfully recovered fingerprints from food in a breakthrough which could lead to even more evidence being gathered in future police investigations.
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Video: Transparent brains reveal their secrets

A team at Stanford University has made brains transparent, allowing entire networks of neurons to be highlighted and then viewed through a microscope
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Egg white may help lower blood pressure

Egg white may help lower blood pressure | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Eating egg whites could help to reduce blood pressure by as much as some common medications, according to researchers.
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