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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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Reptiles face risk of extinction

Reptiles face risk of extinction | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Almost a fifth of the world's reptile species are at risk of extinction, according to scientists.
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Laser intended for Mars used to detect 'honey laundering'

Laser intended for Mars used to detect 'honey laundering' | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
A laser tool funded by the European Space Agency to measure carbon on Mars has been reappropriated to detect fake honey
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Horse meat scandal: 'food prices have to go up', says former Tesco executive

Horse meat scandal: 'food prices have to go up', says former Tesco executive | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Shoppers will have to pay more for food following the horse meat scandal, experts have warned, as supermarkets admit they cannot guarantee quality without putting up prices.
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Colourful 'solar glass' means entire buildings can generate clean power

Colourful 'solar glass' means entire buildings can generate clean power | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
British firm develops colourful, transparent solar cells that will add just 10% to glass buildings' cost
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PeerJ leads a high-quality, low-cost new breed of open-access publisher

PeerJ leads a high-quality, low-cost new breed of open-access publisher | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Mike Taylor: A one-off fee allows researchers to publish as many papers as they like. The first PeerJ articles appear today
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ROTHAMSTED MENTION: Early warning system to detect tree diseases crossing the sea

ROTHAMSTED MENTION: Early warning system to detect tree diseases crossing the sea | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
An early warning system developed to detect plant diseases carried by the wind could help prevent the spread of devastating outbreaks similar to ash dieback from blowing across the sea from the continent.
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BBSRC MENTION: 'Grow your own' hip replacements in a decade

BBSRC MENTION: 'Grow your own' hip replacements in a decade | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
‘Grow your own’ hip replacements could become available within a decade, according to British scientists working on a new type of prosthetic that would become an organic part of the body.
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MS treatment: Clinical trials due as human stem cells research shows promise

The first clinical trials of a revolutionary approach to treating multiple sclerosis with stem cells derived from the patient’s own skin could begin soon following research showing that it works well on laboratory mice, scientists said.
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Ancestor of humans and all other mammals was small furry insect eater

Ancestor of humans and all other mammals was small furry insect eater | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Scientists reconstruct the animal that gave rise to every placental mammal following the extinction of the dinosaurs
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BBSRC MENTION: Key protein revealed as trigger for stem cell development

"A natural trigger that enables stem cells to become any cell-type in the body has been discovered by scientists"

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BBSRC MENTION Study finds how bacteria detect and ingest new DNA

BBSRC MENTION Study finds how bacteria detect and ingest new DNA | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it

"A new study by researchers at Imperial College London has identified how Neisseria meningitidis, a type of bacteria that causes life-threatening meningitis and septicaemia, is able to detect and ingest new DNA"

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BBSRC MENTION: Finding malaria’s weak spot

"A ground-breaking imaging system to track malarial infection of blood cells in real time has been created"

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Solar superstorms: UK must brace itself, say engineers

Solar superstorms: UK must brace itself, say engineers | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Particles and radiation from a superstorm could lead to blackouts and put one in 10 satellites out of action
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Anxiety drug found in rivers changes fish behaviour

Anxiety drug found in rivers changes fish behaviour | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Normally shy perch became bolder and more independent when exposed to a drug called oxazepam for treating anxiety
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MIT-developed genetic circuits have logic and memory functions

MIT-developed genetic circuits have logic and memory functions | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Synthetic biologists at MIT have developed "genetic circuits" that can perform basic logic functions in living cells
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RCUK MENTIONS: Scottish science can go it alone, but at what cost?

RCUK MENTIONS: Scottish science can go it alone, but at what cost? | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Kieron Flanagan: An independent Scotland would set its own science policy, but the costs of going it alone should not be underestimated
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Urban light speeds sexual maturity

Urban light speeds sexual maturity | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
A study has found that nocturnal artificial light in urban areas makes European blackbirds develop reproductive systems up to a month earlier than birds living in woodlands.
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Scientific breakthrough in study of the genetics of myopia

Scientific breakthrough in study of the genetics of myopia | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Scientists believe they may be able to discover why children who spend much of their time indoors rather than playing outside are more likely to develop short-sightedness following a breakthrough study into the genetics of myopia.
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TIM BENTON, ROTHAMSTED MENTIONS: The Sentry Conference coverage - Science sceptics, the forces of nature & the great GM debate

TIM BENTON, ROTHAMSTED MENTIONS: The Sentry Conference coverage - Science sceptics, the forces of nature & the great GM debate | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
US farmer and agricultural prices researcher Daniel Basse is a pioneer and supporter of genetically-modified (GM) crops.
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BBSRC MENTION: Doctors get a lucky break: Fractures could be repaired using lightweight plastic bones and stem cells

BBSRC MENTION: Doctors get a lucky break: Fractures could be repaired using lightweight plastic bones and stem cells | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Artificial bone created using stem cells and a new lightweight plastic could soon be used to heal broken limbs, according to scientists.
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UK 'lags behind' on DNA forensics

UK 'lags behind' on DNA forensics | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Cross-border co-operation on terrorism and crime will be compromised unless the UK updates the technology it uses for DNA profiling, experts warn.
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ROTHAMSTED MENTION: Rothamsted plans GM winter wheat field trial

ROTHAMSTED MENTION: Rothamsted plans GM winter wheat field trial | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Britain could get its first field trial of autumn-sown GM wheat, if plans by Rothamsted Research come to fruition.
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Scientists testing for 'giant gene'

Scientists testing for 'giant gene' | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Scientists in Belfast want to establish if the genetic blip which saw an 18th Century Irishman sprout to more than seven-and-a-half feet is widespread in the area he was from.
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BBSRC MENTION: More than £6M funding awarded to enhance development of biopharmaceuticals

More than £6M of funding has been awarded to enhance the development of biopharmaceuticals.
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BBSRC, ROSLIN, TGAC MENTIONS: Boost for genomics research

OVER £1.1M of new investment has been awarded for ARK-Genomics, a high-throughput DNA sequencing facility based at The Roslin Institute.
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