Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Making bone in the lab

Every year there are around 60,000 hip, 50,000 forearm and 40,000 vertebral fractures in the UK. At the Bone and Joint Research Group at the University of Southampton, Professor Richard Oreffo and team have made pioneering ...

dateAug 20, 2015 in Biotechnology
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How do bone cells grow in space?

Alvetex Scaffold technology, produced by Durham University spin-out company Reinnervate, allows cells to be grown in three dimensions (3D), overcoming problems with two-dimensional (2D) culture methods and offering a more ...

dateApr 15, 2015 in Space Exploration
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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.

dateSep 22, 2014 in Ecology
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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 (BBSRC). The custom-built ...

dateDec 02, 2013 in Other
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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 background – to ...

dateOct 23, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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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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New disease-resistant food crops in prospect

Researchers have uncovered the genetic basis of remarkable broad-spectrum resistance to a viral infection that, in some parts of the world, is the most important pathogen affecting leafy and arable brassica crops including ...

dateNov 18, 2010 in Biotechnology
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