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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: Could Brussels sprouts become 'flatulence free vegetable'?

ROTHAMSTED MENTION: Could Brussels sprouts become 'flatulence free vegetable'? | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Brussels sprouts could become a ‘flatulence free' vegetable by adopting new biotechnology linked to genetically modified science.
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BBSRC MENTION: Poultry Farming to Benefit from New Funding

UK - The BBSRC has recently awarded a £550,000-grant to Moredun Research Institute to lead a new project to investigate the development of a vaccine to control poultry red mite.
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IQ tests 'do not reflect intelligence' - Telegraph

IQ tests 'do not reflect intelligence' - Telegraph | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
IQ tests are misleading because they do not accurately reflect intelligence, according to a study which found that a minimum of three different exams are needed to measure someone's brainpower.
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Few women at top in engineering, science and tech firms, MPs told

Few women at top in engineering, science and tech firms, MPs told | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Boardrooms of engineering firms have fewest number of women and some academic societies have one female member for every 75 men
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Bold meets bald in business plan competition

Bold meets bald in business plan competition | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Aspiring biotechnology entrepreneurs from the University of Cambridge won the Biotechnology Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES) 2012 after a day of tough competition in London.
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BBSRC/ROTHAMSTED MENTION: One-stop-shop for plant science

The Sense about Science charitable trust, a database of more than 5,000 scientists from Nobel Prize winners to PhD students, has launched a new Plant Science Panel.
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BABRAHAM MENTION: Karus Therapeutics Announces Collaboration with Babraham Institute

SOUTHAMPTON, England--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Karus Therapeutics, a leader in the development of innovative medicines for the treatment of inflammatory disease and cancer, today announced that it has entered ...
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'Frankenstein food' a good thing? It's all great GM lies

'Frankenstein food' a good thing? It's all great GM lies | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
"In fact, as the deeply concerning evidence on the health risk of GM crops stacks up, opposition to them looks like a wise precaution."
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Mind over matter helps paralysed woman control robotic arm

Mind over matter helps paralysed woman control robotic arm | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Doctors in Pittsburgh stunned at ability of patient who has reached levels of performance never seen before
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JIC MENTION: Ash fungus genetic data released

JIC MENTION: Ash fungus genetic data released | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
The first genetic data on the fungus afflicting British ash trees is released on the web to help research efforts.
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BBSRC/JIC MENTION: Ash dieback: scientists to utilise crowdsourcing in fight against fungus

BBSRC/JIC MENTION: Ash dieback: scientists to utilise crowdsourcing in fight against fungus | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Genetic data from infected trees to be posted on OpenAshDieback site, to find out causes and best plan of attack
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BBSRC FUNDED: Pheromone helps mice remember where to find a mate

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that male mice produce a pheromone that provokes females and competitor males to remember a preference for the place where the pheromone was previously encountered.
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BBSRC FUNDED: Delivering stem cells by post means more effective global treatment

BBSRC FUNDED: Delivering stem cells by post means more effective global treatment | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Findings from a new University of Reading study could lead to cheaper, wider and more effective stem cell research and treatment of disease.
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Scientific breakthroughs: From bone fragments to Higgs boson, the tiny finds with huge consequences

Scientific breakthroughs: From bone fragments to Higgs boson, the tiny finds with huge consequences | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
A technological tour de force that enabled scientists to unravel the entire genome of a Stone Age girl from a tiny fragment of finger bone has been recognised as one of the science breakthroughs of the year – awarded by Science journal.
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IAH MENTION: Twin attack could deliver universal flu vaccine

IAH MENTION: Twin attack could deliver universal flu vaccine | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Combining two approaches to preventing flu might create lasting immunity against novel types
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Fighting 'shaped human hand'

Fighting 'shaped human hand' | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
US researchers say that fighting may have contributed to the evolution of the human hand into a strong, buttressed structure when made into a fist.
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BBSRC FUNDED: Research grant to aid pest predators

HARPER Adams University has secured £180,000 to fund two new PhD studentships.
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Rapid spread of livestock virus

Rapid spread of livestock virus | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
A disease that can lead to lambs and calves being born dead or deformed has spread to every county in England and Wales.
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BBSRC FUNDED: Sensor allows plant hormone to be seen in plant tissues

Researchers have developed a sensor that allows the plant hormone, auxin, to be visualised in plant tissues.
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Virus rebuilds heart's own pacemaker

Virus rebuilds heart's own pacemaker | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
A pacemaker has been built inside a heart by converting beating muscle into cells which can control the organ's rhythm, US researchers report.
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Nasa crashes twin probes into moon

Nasa crashes twin probes into moon | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Scientists discover moon's crust is thinner than expected as probes end year-long mission to shed light on solar system
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Biofuels: fuelling our future with slime and cooking oil – video

A team of students from Bodmin College in Cornwall make biofuel from algae and waste cooking oil
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Swing voters want Tories to invest in green technology to save planet and boost economy

Swing voters want Tories to invest in green technology to save planet and boost economy | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
George Osborne's decision to put the economy before "green energy" is opposed by the public, including the voters the Conservatives need to woo in order to win an overall majority in 2015.
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BBSRC funded: Viruses cooperate or conquer to cause maximum destruction

Scientists have discovered new evidence about the evolution of viruses, in work that will change our understanding about the control of infectious diseases such as winter flu.
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BBSRC FUNDED: Automated design for drug discovery

A system of 'automated design' for new drugs could help develop the complex therapies needed for many medical conditions while also improving drug safety and efficiency, new research from the University of Dundee has shown.
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