Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Study uncovers optimal ecology of bioinsecticide

Researchers at the University of Oxford and Royal Holloway University of London have discovered that the commonly used and naturally occurring bacterial insecticide Bt works best if applied to young plants ...

May 20, 2010
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Sweet success for sustainable biofuel research

Scientists have found a way to increase fermentable sugar stores in plants which could lead to plant biomass being easier to convert into eco-friendly sustainable biofuels. Their research is highlighted in the latest issue ...

Jan 25, 2010
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Immune defect is key to skin aging

Scientists funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have discovered why older people may be so vulnerable to cancer and infections in the skin. The team from UCL has shown in human volunteers ...

Aug 28, 2009
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Scientists mine drugs database for new diabetes treatment

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council have harnessed a new drug discovery tool to identify a new player in the body's insulin secretion process. This ...

Feb 22, 2009
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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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Octocopter to monitor crops

Rothamsted Research has obtained a high performance radio remote-controlled octocopter equipped with four distinct cameras, thanks to funding from The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council ...

Dec 02, 2013
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Who's eating my eggs

Nature, as the great poet Tennyson reminded us, is a violent place, or "red in tooth and claw", as he put it. One of the mechanisms animals use to avoid a bloody end is camouflage – blending in with the ...

Oct 23, 2013
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