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Latest Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Stories

2011-08-29 13:08:11

An international team of scientists, funded in the UK by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), has sequenced the genome of a Chinese cabbage variety of a plant called Brassica rapa, a close relative of oilseed rape.

2011-08-16 21:08:48

Researchers funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have discovered a new mechanism controlling ageing in white blood cells.

2011-08-10 22:11:12

Working out the structure of a complex formed when a protein binds to DNA has proved to be key in understanding how an antibiotic-producing organism controls resistance to its own antibiotic, and may be an example of how other antibiotic producers regulate export to prevent self-toxicity.

2011-08-01 19:44:19

Researchers funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have taken a step towards producing better vaccines against Bluetongue – an important disease of livestock - after successfully assembling the virus outside a cell.

2011-07-25 15:41:16

Researchers funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) at the John Innes Centre have made a discovery, reported this evening (24 July) in Nature, that explains how an organism can create a biological memory of some variable condition, such as quality of nutrition or temperature.

2011-06-27 21:23:41

Scientists have tested a predatory bacterium – Bdellovibrio – against Salmonella in the guts of live chickens.

2011-06-10 12:27:43

Research published in PLoS Genetics today (9 June) provides insights into how an important fungal disease is able to evade wheat's defences.

2011-06-09 14:19:26

Researchers funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)-led Integrated Biorefining Research and Technology (IBTI) Club have identified an enzyme in bacteria which could be used to make biofuel production more efficient.

2011-04-01 13:22:55

Research being presented today (01 April) at the UK National Stem Cell Network annual science conference provides another piece in the puzzle of why it can be so hard to produce large numbers of the same type of cell in the lab – a process that is vital for scaling up stem cell production for therapeutic use.

2011-03-31 13:40:47

A type of adult stem cell is now proving itself more versatile for research and therapies thanks to revolutionary 3D experiments.