Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Pig wasting syndrome costing farmers millions

Stark new figures show that a common pig virus, present on 99 per cent of pig farms has major economic implications for individual farmers and the pig industry as a whole, costing British farmers as much as £84 per pig (if ...

dateMar 26, 2013 in Other
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Scientists overcome nanotech hurdle

When you make a new material on a nanoscale how can you see what you have made? A team lead by a Biotechnology and Biological Sciences research Council (BBSRC) fellow has made a significant step toward overcoming this major ...

dateAug 13, 2008 in Bio & Medicine
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Beetles play an important role in reducing weeds

Researchers funded by the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the French Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) have found that ground beetles reduce the amount of weed seeds in the ...

dateJul 25, 2011 in Ecology
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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 ...

dateFeb 25, 2009 in
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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 ...

dateMar 31, 2011 in Cancer
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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 ...

dateMar 02, 2011 in Biotechnology
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