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.
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.
Steve Visscher, deputy chief executive of BBSRC, said: "Wheat is one of the world's most important staple crops, but it is under great pressure at a time when we need to find ways to feed our growing global population while also adapting to climate.
It sounds like a surreal urban myth: birds in cities may be deliberately incorporating cigarette ends into their nests to ward off insect parasites. But scientists in Mexico offer compelling evidence that it is true.
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.
Iain Gray, Chief Executive of the Technology Strategy Board, said: "The collaboration between the funders is also an excellent example of cooperation between partners in the Global Food Security programme."