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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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Queen’s University Belfast’s Launches New £33m Global “Food-Fortress” - FoodIngredientsFirst

Food Ingredients First .com is edited and hosted by CNS Media BV, Arnhem, The Netherlands, the leading international publisher on food-ingredient and food product development
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The moth that made mobile phone companies sit up and listen: Insect with sharpest hearing in the world could revolutionise technology

The moth that made mobile phone companies sit up and listen: Insect with sharpest hearing in the world could revolutionise technology | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
The greater wax moth has the best hearing of any animal in the world – a discovery which has the potential to revolutionise microphone technology in everything from mobile phones to hearing aids.
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Rothamsted mention:Plants 'talk' through fungus network

Rothamsted mention:Plants 'talk' through fungus network | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Researchers show that plants can communicate the need to protect themselves from attack by aphids by making use of an underground network of fungi.
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Doubt cast on study of lead in rice

Doubt cast on study of lead in rice | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Surprising results of elevated levels of lead in US rice imports have been cast into doubt by follow-up studies and checks of the equipment initially used.
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New Bioenergy 'Toolkit' Launched - The Bioenergy Site

UK - BBSRC has launched a new toolkit to encourage researchers and the general public to engage in a national conversation about bioenergy.


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Rothamsted mention: Harpenden Scientists Awarded £250,000 For Sniffer Bee Research

Rothamsted mention: Harpenden Scientists Awarded £250,000 For Sniffer Bee Research | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
A research company in Harpenden's been given £250,000 to train bees to sniff out bombs at airports...
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Study: 3D printed ear made from calf cells and silver 'hears'

Study: 3D printed ear made from calf cells and silver 'hears' | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Nanotechnology engineers have 3D printed an ear from calf cells and silver nanoparticles that picks up radio signals at frequencies beyond human capacity
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White House warned on imminent Arctic ice death spiral

White House warned on imminent Arctic ice death spiral | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Nafeez Ahmed: National security officials worried by rapid loss of Arctic summer sea ice overlook threat of permanent global food shortages
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Pirbright mention: Bird Flu Poses 'Serious Threat,' Scientists Say

Pirbright mention: Bird Flu Poses 'Serious Threat,' Scientists Say | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it

A new strain of bird flu that is causing a deadly outbreak among people in China is a threat to world health and should be taken seriously, scientists said on Wednesday.

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Study links insecticide use to invertebrate die-offs

Study links insecticide use to invertebrate die-offs | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Dutch research reveals correlation between water polluted with imidacloprid and low numbers of aquatic insects
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Pirbright mention: New bird flu poses serious threat, scientists say

Pirbright mention: New bird flu poses serious threat, scientists say | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
LONDON (Reuters) - A new strain of bird flu that is causing a deadly outbreak among people in China is a threat to world health and should be taken seriously, scientists said on Wednesday.The H7N9 strain...
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H7N9 bird flu strain traced to Chinese markets

H7N9 bird flu strain traced to Chinese markets | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Chinese virologists have tracked down the source of the latest strain of avian influenza, which has killed 23 people so far
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Gene therapy for heart failure

Gene therapy for heart failure | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
The first British patients will undergo a new "gene therapy" for heart failure next month, giving hope to up to a million people in the UK who suffer from the condition.
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BBSRC-funding: UK scientists 'develop superwheat'

BBSRC-funding: UK scientists 'develop superwheat' | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
British scientists at a research centre in Cambridge say they have developed a new type of wheat which could increase productivity by 30%.
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Malaria hope: the resistant mosquito

Malaria hope: the resistant mosquito | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Researchers have found a bacterial infection that could help control malaria by making mosquitoes resistant to the parasite.
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Pregnancy flu 'link to baby bipolar'

Pregnancy flu 'link to baby bipolar' | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Flu during pregnancy may increase the risk of the unborn child developing bipolar disorder later in life, research suggests.
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Benefits of sun 'may outweigh risks'

Benefits of sun 'may outweigh risks' | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
The health benefits of exposing skin to sunlight may far outweigh the risk of developing skin cancer, according to scientists.
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Grey hair 'a thing of the past' after scientists discover why follicles become discoloured

Grey hair 'a thing of the past' after scientists discover why follicles become discoloured | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
A cure for grey hair could be available in the future after scientists said they had discovered the secret as to why follicles become discoloured as we grow older.
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Celia Caulcott quote, BBSRC/Rothamsted mentions: Food ATP will ‘struggle’ to attract small firms

It will be a “challenge” for the Food Advanced Training Partnership (Food ATP) to attract small food and drink firms (SMEs) to see the benefits of enrolling employees on to courses designed to improve their scientific understanding, according to...
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'Appalling irresponsibility': Senior scientists attack Chinese researchers for creating new strains of influenza virus in veterinary laboratory

'Appalling irresponsibility': Senior scientists attack Chinese researchers for creating new strains of influenza virus in veterinary laboratory | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Senior scientists have criticised the “appalling irresponsibility” of researchers in China who have deliberately created new strains of influenza virus in a veterinary laboratory.
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Rothamsted mention: Bee here now... But for how long?

Rothamsted mention: Bee here now... But for how long? | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Green campaigners achieved a significant victory this week when the European Union banned the use of certain pesticides which have been blamed for wiping out bee populations. So why is the British government against the ban?
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It's all in the brain! Scientists slow down ageing in mice

It's all in the brain! Scientists slow down ageing in mice | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
An almond-sized structure in the brain may hold the key to slowing down the rate of ageing throughout the entire body, a study suggests.
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Rothamsted mention: Transgenics: A New Breed of Crops

Rothamsted mention: Transgenics: A New Breed of Crops | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it

The next wave of genetically modified crops is making its way to market—and might just ease concerns over 'Frankenfoods'

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Pirbright mention: Scientists concerned at H7N9 bird flu outbreak that has killed 24 people

Pirbright mention: Scientists concerned at H7N9 bird flu outbreak that has killed 24 people | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Virus is causing severe disease in China, killing a fifth of those it infects
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Parasite 'resistant to malaria drug'

Parasite 'resistant to malaria drug' | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
New strains of the parasite that causes malaria are developing a resistance to the drug most widely used against the disease.
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