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Latest Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Stories

2010-09-22 20:15:13

Researchers funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have established in mice the mechanism that detects and responds to the presence of bacteria in the womb - a discovery that opens up the possibility of new preventative treatments for diseases like pelvic inflammatory disease and Chlamydia.

2010-09-14 01:12:24

Researchers funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have discovered key plant enzymes that normally make the energy stored in wood, straw, and other non-edible parts of plants difficult to extract.

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2010-08-27 09:50:00

In what could be a major step forward in the battle to stop global food shortages, a team of UK scientists have successfully decoded the wheat genome and plan to make the DNA data of this vital crop available to farmers so that they, in turn, can improve their annual yield.

2010-07-16 13:25:24

New research being presented this week is giving scientists new insight into why a restricted diet can lead to a longer lifespan and reduced incidence of age-related diseases for a wide variety of animals.

2010-06-18 02:01:38

New research published today (17 June) by scientists funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) shows that malaria is tens of thousands of years older than previously thought.

2010-06-07 14:05:44

Researchers have discovered components of the bovine mastitis-causing bacterium, Streptococcus uberis that play a key role in the disease.

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2010-04-02 08:42:58

Scientists funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) at the University of Birmingham have discovered that a gene called DAF-16 is strongly involved in determining the rate of ageing and average lifespan of the laboratory worm C elegans and its close evolutionary cousins.

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2010-03-11 07:38:43

A puzzle that has baffled scientists for centuries – why some birds appear to be male on one side of the body and female on the other – has been solved by researchers.

2010-02-24 14:35:00

Scientists have pinpointed how a key hormone helps animals to recognize others by their smell

2010-02-15 07:47:43

Scientists funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the British Heart Foundation at the University of Oxford have developed a revolutionary way of capturing a high-resolution still image alongside very high-speed video - a new technology that is attractive for science, industry and consumer sectors alike.


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