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Latest Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Stories

dna single-cell technique
2014-07-22 03:30:21

Researchers develop new, powerful single-cell technique to study environmental effects on DNA.

Bloodsucking Parasite Threatens UK Honeybees
2014-06-27 03:23:24

Scientists have discovered how a bloodsucking parasite has transformed Deformed Wing Virus (DWV) into one of the biggest threats facing UK honeybees.

2014-05-22 12:47:07

Researchers have uncovered how proteins found in our blood can reduce damage caused to blood vessels as we age, and in conditions such as atherosclerosis and arthritis.

2014-02-25 14:10:03

In a three-year GM research trial, scientists boosted resistance of potatoes to late blight, their most important disease, without deploying fungicides.

First 3D Pictures Of Chromosome Structure Revealed
2013-09-25 15:40:45

A new method for visualising chromosomes is painting a truer picture of their shape, which is rarely like the X-shaped blob of DNA most of us are familiar with.

2012-07-23 10:53:32

A new technique will allow plant breeders to introduce valuable crop traits even without access to the full genome sequence of that crop.

2012-06-11 14:10:25

An international team of scientists, funded in the UK by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), has uncovered the structure of the protective protein coat which surrounds many bacteria like a miniature suit of armor.

2012-06-01 10:59:46

New research funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) has shown that vitamin D3 supplements could provide more benefit than the close relative vitamin D2.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.