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2011-03-31 07:10:00

SEATTLE, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Glencoe Software, a leading provider of image data management tools for life science and biopharmaceutical research and a member of the Open Microscopy Environment Consortium, is proud that its founder Professor Jason Swedlow and the whole OME Team have been named this year's BBSRC Innovator of the Year.

2011-03-09 16:38:19

A study published today (09 March) in Proceedings of the Royal Society B by researchers at Rothamsted Research (an institute of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council), and the universities of Lund (Sweden), Greenwich and York, reports the surprising finding that night-flying moths are able to match their songbird counterparts for travel speed and direction during their annual migrations but they use quite different strategies to do so - information that adds to our...

2011-03-02 21:39:07

New research, funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 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.

2011-02-24 18:58:14

Scientists have published results that will forever change the way researchers view the interplay between gene expression, DNA replication and the prevention of DNA damage.

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2011-02-10 10:25:00

A study published today in Psychological Science, examines how the brain processes pain and concludes that what you look at can influence how much pain you feel.

2011-02-03 00:00:43

The Technology Strategy Board is to manage two further funding competitions as part of the £21.5 million Regenerative Medicine Programme. (PRWeb UK) February 2, 2011 The Technology Strategy Board is to manage two further funding competitions as part of the £21.5 million Regenerative Medicine Programme. Regenerative Medicine Programme: Tools and Technologies will see the Technology Strategy Board, the Medical Research Council (MRC), the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research...

2011-02-03 00:00:43

The Technology Strategy Board – in partnership with Defra, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the Scottish Government – is launching a collaborative research and development competition with up to £15 million available to invest in projects focusing on the challenge of Sustainable Protein Production. (PRWeb UK) February 2, 2011 The Technology Strategy Board – in partnership with Defra, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research...

2011-02-02 12:54:23

Researchers report that an arctic relative of the grouse has evolved to cope with its extreme environment by moving efficiently at high speeds or when carrying winter weight.

2011-02-01 21:55:36

Researchers funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have revealed a novel molecular mechanism that triggers plant infection by Pseudomonas syringae, the bacteria responsible for bacterial speck in tomatoes.

2011-01-13 17:45:24

Chickens genetically modified to prevent them spreading bird flu have been produced by researchers at the Universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh.


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