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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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UK calls for 'good' biofuel plants

UK calls for 'good' biofuel plants | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Government to offer £25m prize for most viable demonstration of making liquid fuel from non-food plants
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BBSRC/IFR mention: Eating broccoli retunes metabolism

BBSRC-funded researchers at the Institute of Food Research have obtained the first evidence from human studies of how diets rich in glucosinolates, such as glucoraphanin found in broccoli, can 're-tune' cellular processes that get disrupted as we age.

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IFR mention: Special broccoli can help beat chronic disease

IFR mention: Special broccoli can help beat chronic disease | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
A “SUPER” broccoli can help fight chronic diseases from Type 2 diabetes to heart disease.
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BBSRC mention: Cell fate secrets revealed

University of Edinburgh scientists have shed light on a critical stage of cell fate differentiation, a discovery which will influence fundamental cell biology and potentially aid our understanding of stem cell biology.

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Could you eat test-tube meat?

Could you eat test-tube meat? | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
With a 'cultured’ burger being served up next week, Michael Hanlon predicts we will soon forget we had any bones to pick
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BBSRC mention: Dundee, Edinburgh unis uncover bacteria ‘raincoat’

RESEARCH led by scientists at two Scottish universities has discovered that bacteria form their own “raincoat” to help protect them from the changing environment in which they live.
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BBSRC funded: Plants reveal their secrets: Scientists have worked out why some grow tall and some wide

Scientists have discovered why some plants grow tall and upright and others spread out wide, in a breakthrough that could revolutionise agriculture, potentially boosting crop production worldwide.
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Rothamsted mention: Radar antennae reveal how disease and pesticides are harming bees navigation

Rothamsted mention: Radar antennae reveal how disease and pesticides are harming bees navigation | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Honey bees are being fitted with tiny radar antennae to find how disease and pesticides are effecting the insects as they hunt for food.
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BBSRC mention: Plymouth University bug expert Pete Smithers on getting a taste for insects

BBSRC mention: Plymouth University bug expert Pete Smithers on getting a taste for insects | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
BRACE yourself for a few of Pete Smithers' favourite things.He loves crickets, locusts, meal worms, wax moth larvae, leaf-cutter ants and ant pupae – as food.Pete, one of Britain's leading...
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Rothamsted mention: Cultivations and chemicals needed to control blackgrass

Rothamsted mention: Cultivations and chemicals needed to control blackgrass | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
A combination of cultivations and chemicals is needed to control blackgrass which has rapidly becoming the arable growers' number one weed problem.
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Genetic secrets of oil crop revealed

The genome of one of the world's key commercial crops, the oil palm, is sequenced by researchers.
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BBSRC funded (£): History of back pain? Dachshunds know it’s a long story

Miniature Dachshunds, whose backs are two-thirds longer than their shoulder height, had double the risk of slipping a disc
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BBSRC funded: Blue wave of death caught on camera

BBSRC funded: Blue wave of death caught on camera | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
A wave of blue fluorescence spreads through a flatworm in its final hours, revealing the chemical trail of death – but the mechanism is a surprise
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Process turning waste to biofuels works on paper

Researchers from the Institute of Food Research have successfully produced bioethanol from waste paper, as part of efforts to turn waste into valuable products.

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Urine stem cells used to create teeth - Telegraph

Urine stem cells used to create teeth  - Telegraph | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Stem cells obtained from urine could allow us to regrow lost teeth, according to scientists.
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Rothamsted mention: Adding value to arable

Rothamsted mention: Adding value to arable | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it

The University of Reading and Rothamsted Research have been awarded £235,000 to develop a process for the production of ferulic acid from wheat bran.

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Chestnut study examines pest threats

Chestnut study examines pest threats | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Horse chestnut trees infested with foliage-damaging leaf miners are not at greater risk from a disease that often kills infected trees, a study shows.
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Rothamsted mention: Herbicide scores highly in blackgrass test

Rothamsted mention: Herbicide scores highly in blackgrass test | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Oilseed rape growers will have a new tool in the fight against annual grassweeds this autumn after active ingredient clethodim received full UK approval.
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NFU claims extreme weather poses biggest threat to British farming

NFU claims extreme weather poses biggest threat to British farming | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Erratic swings from floods to heatwaves and drought caused by climate change is devastating harvests, says NFU president
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Special report: 'In vitro' beef - it's the meat of the future

Special report: 'In vitro' beef - it's the meat of the future | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
A week tomorrow, at an exclusive west London venue, the most expensive beefburger in history will be nervously cooked and served before an invited audience.
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GFS mention, Tim Benton quote: Water security vital to food future

A new report is painting a startling picture of where food prices are heading.

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False memory planted in mouse's brain

False memory planted in mouse's brain | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
The feat will help to reveal how more complex false memories, such as of sexual abuse or alien abduction, can arise in people
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GFS mention/Tim Benton quote: Exports could dry up if water is bought back

GFS mention/Tim Benton quote: Exports could dry up if water is bought back | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
FORGET the "down down" catchcry. It looks like food prices are heading up up. A new report is painting a startling picture of where food prices are heading.
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Flooding in winter to get worse, scientists warn

Britain should brace itself for more severe flooding during the winter in the future, a new study has warned.
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BBSRC funded: Death Happens More Slowly Than Thought

BBSRC funded: Death Happens More Slowly Than Thought | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Researchers might be able to stop the biochemical death process under certain circumstances. Continue reading →
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