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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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Antarctic lake yields 'new life'

Antarctic lake yields 'new life' | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Russian scientists say they have found a new type of bacterial life form in water from a buried Antarctic lake.
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Coronavirus kills 69-year-old man in Saudi Arabia

Coronavirus kills 69-year-old man in Saudi Arabia | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Latest case is the eighth death among 14 patients confirmed worldwide who have contracted the new Sars-like virus
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BBSRC mention/Doug Kell quote: Computer model to fight ash dieback

BBSRC mention/Doug Kell quote: Computer model to fight ash dieback | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Scientists working to protect the UK's ash trees from a deadly fungus are building a computer programme capable of predicting the spread of the disease.
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BioBricks founder on his shift from computer science to synthetic biology

Tom Knight, founding director of BioBricks, was pulled away from computer science and into synthetic biology after becoming fascinated by cell division and data storage
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DNA ancestry tests branded 'meaningless'

DNA ancestry tests branded 'meaningless' | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Commercial DNA tests that claim to tell people whether they are related to Richard III or descended from the Vikings are no more than "genetic astrology", scientists have warned.
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BBSRC Mention: £100K award to boost real-world impact of bioscience research

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BBSRC science mentioned at 9.16 and 21.54: BBC Radio 5 live - Future Food

BBSRC science mentioned at 9.16 and 21.54: BBC Radio 5 live - Future Food | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
A 5 live special exploring where your food may come from in the future.
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UK 'must adapt' for weather extremes

UK 'must adapt' for weather extremes | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Britain must become more resilient to both drought and flooding as the climate changes, the chairman of the Environment Agency warns.
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New ash dieback disease cases found

New ash dieback disease cases found | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
The first three cases of ash dieback in 2013 are found in Wales in young trees at sites in Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion.
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Podcast: Science Weekly Extra: the nexus debates – the water and energy connection

Podcast: Science Weekly Extra: the nexus debates – the water and energy connection | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it

The last of three nexus debates looking at the scientific, technological and social developments needed to sustain global energy and water supplies

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Rothamsted Mention: Global Worming

Rothamsted Mention: Global Worming | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
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It seems that us humans aren’t the only culprits in contributing to the problem of climate change. The humble earthworm could be having an impact too, according to findings reported in a new study.

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World cools on global warming as green fatigue sets in

World cools on global warming as green fatigue sets in | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Public concern about environmental issues including climate change has slumped to a 20-year low since the financial crisis, a global study reveals.
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Does the UK need to spend more on basic research?

Does the UK need to spend more on basic research? | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Kieron Flanagan: Recent interventions by high-profile scientists have reignited the debate about whether we spend enough on fundamental research in the UK, but all too often such debates generate more heat than light...
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Mice 'cured' of lung cancer with gene therapy

Mice 'cured' of lung cancer with gene therapy | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Mice with up to 200 tumours have been completely cured of lung cancer using a "gene therapy" technique, scientists claim.
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BBSRC/JIC Mention: Ash fungus genetic code unravelled

BBSRC/JIC Mention: Ash fungus genetic code unravelled | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
British scientists decode the DNA of the fungus attacking Europe's ash trees, offering hope that a way of stopping the epidemic can be found.
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BBSRC Mention: BioIndustry Association Welcomes Funding for Synthetic Biotechnology Companies

Welcoming today's announcement of £5.3 million funding for 15 business-led synthetic biotechnology projects

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Why food riots are likely to become the new normal

Why food riots are likely to become the new normal | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed: The link between intensifying inequality, debt, climate change, fossil fuel dependency and the global food crisis is undeniable
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BBSRC Mention: New research shows anti-wrinkle cream chemical works

(Medical Xpress)—University of Reading researchers have found that a chemical used in some anti-wrinkle creams can nearly double the amount of the protein collagen needed to give skin its elasticity.
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Food crisis will prompt GM foods rethink, says US aide

Food crisis will prompt GM foods rethink, says US aide | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
A food crisis may be necessary to make EU consumers understand the value of genetically modified food, a senior US government aide has warned.
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HIV baby 'cured' by treatment

HIV baby 'cured' by treatment | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
US doctors say they seem to have cured a baby born with HIV - the virus that causes Aids - through very early treatment with standard drug therapy.
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Our brains, and how they're not as simple as we think

Our brains, and how they're not as simple as we think | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
Neuroscience has entered the public consciousness, and changed the way we talk about ourselves. But much of what passes as knowledge is inaccurate, writes Vaughan Bell
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Rothamsted Mention: Beet crop potential for boosting black-grass control

THE opportunity in sugar beet herbicide programmes to use active ingredients that work against ACCase-resistant black-grass is the subject of a three-year trial funded by the British Beet Research Organisation.
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BBSRC Mention: Study maps human metabolism in health and disease

Scientists have produced an instruction manual for the human genome that provides a framework to better understand the relationship between an individual's genetic make-up and their lifestyle

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Thriving cancer's 'chaos' explained

Thriving cancer's 'chaos' explained | BIOSCIENCE NEWS | Scoop.it
The way cancer cells can make a completely chaotic mess of their genetic code in order to thrive has been explained by UK researchers.
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