Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Breeding better grasses for food and fuel

Researchers from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Sustainable Bioenergy Centre (BSBEC) have discovered a family of genes that could help us breed grasses with improved properties for diet ...

Jan 17, 2012
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Big science from small insects

Anniversaries are often a time to look back. But after taking stock of the past, it can be just as important to look to the future.

Sep 22, 2014
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Scientists eavesdrop on the exciting conversations within cells

Scientists have discovered the secrets of a sophisticated molecule that plays a role in many aspects of human health from fertility to blood pressure; digestion to mental health. This has opened up the potential for discovery ...

Feb 25, 2009
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Attacking bowel cancer on two fronts

Stem cells in the intestine, which when they mutate can lead to bowel cancers, might also be grown into transplant tissues to combat the effects of those same cancers, the UK National Stem Cell Network (UKNSCN) annual science ...

Mar 31, 2011
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Worms strike see-saw balance in disease resistance

New research has shown that nematode worms have to trade-off resistance to different diseases, gaining resistance to one microbe at the expense of becoming more vulnerable to another. This finding, published in PLoS ONE today ...

Mar 02, 2011
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