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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/Roslin Mentions: Work starts on new Scottish poultry research centre

BBSRC/Roslin Mentions: Work starts on new Scottish poultry research centre | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Work has begun on a £14m National Avian Research Facility (NARF) at the University of Edinburgh's Easter Bush campus, aimed at improving bird health and welfare.
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BBSRC Mention: Bristol to attempt to reduce bone fracture in laying hens

BBSRC Mention: Bristol to attempt to reduce bone fracture in laying hens | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
A three-year project, funded by a £532,000 grant from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, will study the systems of egg producer Noble Foods to identify solutions.
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Interview: The Tasty Issue of Food Security - Professor Tim Benton, University of Leeds

Interview: The Tasty Issue of Food Security - Professor Tim Benton, University of Leeds | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it

Global Food Security UK champion Prof Tim Benton is interviewed on the BBC's Naked Scientists about food security

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Electronic tattoos printed on skin to transmit medical data

Electronic tattoos printed on skin to transmit medical data | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Temporary electronic tattoos that monitor wellbeing have been developed at a US laboratory, paving the way for future connected healthcare networks
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Study: DNA strand length is indicator of your life span

Study: DNA strand length is indicator of your life span | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
According to a team of geneticists, the longer a person's telomeres (the protective ends of chromosomes) the longer they will live
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Lifelong exercise can improve brain function in later life, study finds

Lifelong exercise can improve brain function in later life, study finds | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Research found those who had regularly exercised from age of 11 scored higher in brain function tests than those who had not
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BBSRC/Roslin Mentions: Livestock Research Initiative Has Greater Sustainability as Goal

UK - Efforts to improve the sustainability of livestock production will be boosted by a new research partnership.
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Resistance to antibiotics risks health 'catastrophe' to rank with terrorism and climate change

Resistance to antibiotics risks health 'catastrophe' to rank with terrorism and climate change | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Britain's health system could slip back by 200 years unless the "catastrophic threat" of antibiotic resistance is successfully tackled, the Government's Chief Medical Officer warns today.
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Telegraph: Spend more on science or fall behind G8

Telegraph: Spend more on science or fall behind G8 | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Britain will fall behind the world's top economies unless the Government commits to spending more on cutting-edge science, 53 leading scientists including Proressor Stephen Hawking and five Nobel Laureates are warning.
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Mark Lynas: truth, treachery and GM food

Mark Lynas: truth, treachery and GM food | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Mark Lynas spent years destroying genetically modified crops in the name of the environment. Now he's told the world that he was wrong. So why did he change his mind?
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BBSRC MENTION: BBC Radio 4 - Today Programme

BBSRC MENTION: BBC Radio 4 - Today Programme | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Including Yesterday in Parliament, Sports Desk and Thought for the Day.

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BBSRC's insight:

Headline at 05m.07s

Main item at 1h20m51

Weapon against dieback disease – grant funded by Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

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BBSRC mention/Doug Kell quote: Ash dieback genetic code cracked

BBSRC mention/Doug Kell quote: Ash dieback genetic code cracked | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
British scientists have cracked the genetic code of the ash dieback fungus, raising hopes that the disease can be beaten
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BBSRC mention/Doug Kell quote: Computer model to fight ash dieback

BBSRC mention/Doug Kell quote: Computer model to fight ash dieback | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Scientists working to protect the UK's ash trees from a deadly fungus are building a computer programme capable of predicting the spread of the disease.
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Video: Bionic eye could make 'radical difference' to lives

Video: Bionic eye could make 'radical difference' to lives | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Richard Barrett, who had a retinal implant four years ago, says he can now "perceive objects" thanks to his bionic eye and is looking forward to "more progress".
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Guardian: Owen Paterson and EU plans to ban pesticides

Guardian: Owen Paterson and EU plans to ban pesticides | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Environment secretary not expected to support proposal despite poll showing almost three-quarters of the UK public wants ban
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BBSRC mention/Doug Kell quote: Woodland devastated by ash dieback could be restored by finding resistant trees

BBSRC mention/Doug Kell quote: Woodland devastated by ash dieback could be restored by finding resistant trees | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Woodland threatened with devastation by the ash dieback disease could be restored by finding ash trees resistant to the deadly fungus to start a new breeding programme, a scientist has said.
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BBSRC mention: Researchers pair experiments with computer models to peer into cells

(Phys.org) —BBSRC-funded researchers have developed a new strategy that can give scientists a better insight into how complex molecular machineries function in living cells.
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X-ray scans look inside a chrysalis

X-ray scans look inside a chrysalis | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Scientists record the intimate changes involved when a caterpillar transforms into a butterfly using micro-CT (computerised tomography) scans.
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BBSRC Mention: Prokarium receives £225,000 grant to develop next-generation vaccines

Read the latest corporate and product news from the world of pharmaceutical manufacturing.
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BBSRC Mention: Join research club for better crops

BBSRC Mention: Join research club for better crops | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Stress-tolerant wheat varieties, reduced pod-shatter in oilseed rape and reduced skinning in barley are three of the many benefits that growers could gain in the coming years by being members of an exclusive research club.
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BBC: MEPs may dilute EU farm reforms

BBC: MEPs may dilute EU farm reforms | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
A European Parliament vote may dilute plans to make farmers "earn" subsidies by helping the environment.
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Tooth replacement in prospect after scientists grow teeth from mouse cells

Tooth replacement in prospect after scientists grow teeth from mouse cells | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Researchers say hybrid of human gum cells and mouse stem cells raises possibility of growing new teeth on patient's jaw
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Daily Mail: Time for Europe to let British farmers grow GM food, says environment minister

Daily Mail: Time for Europe to let British farmers grow GM food, says environment minister | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Owen Paterson (pictured) believes Britain should be open to using the GM science to increase crop yields and prevent disease, despite consumer concerns over 'Frankenstein foods'.
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JIC mention: Video: DNA of ash dieback fungus decoded

JIC mention: Video: DNA of ash dieback fungus decoded | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Scientists in Norwich have deciphered the DNA sequence of the fungus which is killing ash trees.
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BBSRC funded: Bees get a buzz from caffeine

BBSRC funded: Bees get a buzz from caffeine | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Bees get a buzz from caffeine which helps them remember where to find nectar-rich flowers, a study has shown.
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