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News from 2016


Could disease 'tolerance' genes give new life to UK ash trees? press release

Mass insect migrations in UK skies press release

Research councils lay foundations for ambitious new research programmes for global health BBSRC press release

Gut cells are gatekeepers of infectious brain diseases, study finds press release

Forming a second line of plant defence – capturing disease-resistant DNA press release

A new secretariat for the International Research Consortium on Animal Health news

Season's greetings from BBSRC news

Artificial fish gut project launched press release


A change of heart: epigenetic basis of disease heart growth uncovered press release

Damaged salad leaves can 'massively stimulate' Salmonella presence in bagged salads news

Researchers identify missing links that connect human DNA variation with disease press release

Fish oil supplements may improve muscle function in older women press release

£19M awarded to deliver industry-led PhD training through collaborative partnerships BBSRC press release

Bioscience benefits from ministerial announcement on UK-India collaboration news

Evolution of Ebola virus resulted in increased human infectivity press release

UK-India: 20 years of research collaboration feature


Stakeholders' perceptions of BBSRC published in new ComRes report news

Scientists from across the UK discuss new frontiers in crop research BBSRC press release

MRSA uses decoys to evade a last-resort antibiotic press release

Over 6,000 British food companies set to push culinary boundaries following innovation boost BBSRC press release

John Innes Centre scientists solve 60 year old Septoria mystery press release

Earlham Institute launches first CyVerse-UK hub for 'big data' analysis press release

Professor Melanie Welham: Me, BBSRC and the future of UK bioscience feature

£5M awarded for new UK-Brazil joint projects in advanced biofuels and biorefinery research BBSRC press release

Novel fungicides laboratory to play part in ensuring global food security press release

Institute of Food Research helps combat serious gut infections press release

Migration routes hold key to bird flu spread, global study finds press release

BBSRC Chief Executive discusses frontier bioscience at Houses of Parliament BBSRC press release

Scientists discover how we sense 'stiffness' press release 

BBSRC website disruptions news

Warming temperatures can reduce marine diversity but increase freshwater species – showing climate change responses are likely habitat-dependent press release

Scientists discover mechanisms of shape-shifting sea cucumbers press release

Experts embark on project to save the world from "bananageddon" press release


BBSRC announces newest Council member news

Earlham Institute embraces green HPC for collaborative genome analysis at Icelandic data centre Verne Global press release

Research on stress hormone effects on the brain reveals unexpected findings press release

'Food System Resilience' Programme Coordination Award made to support knowledge exchange and translate research outputs BBSRC press release

Launch of Shanghai laboratory bolsters UK-China scientific collaboration press release

Peeling back the layers: scientists use new techniques to uncover hidden secrets of plant stem development press release

What can satellite data do for aquaculture? feature 

New technique to beat the food fraudsters developed press release

Computers learn to spot deadly food poisoning bacteria press release

Satellite data delivers early warning signals for shellfish farmers BBSRC press release

Precision medicine breakthrough for Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia press release

Dying tumour cells release intracellular ions in a last-ditch attempt to block the immune system press release

Tropical crow species is highly skilled tool user press release 

Seek and you shall find – bees remain excellent searchers even when sick press release

European Research Council awards €1.5M to arm cereals against pathogens and diseases press release

John Innes Centre scientists create new training resource to break down barriers to wheat research press release

Scientists discover link between bacteria and supposedly non-infectious diseases press release

Better off alone: biodiversity among soil microbes can be bad news for crops press release


Enterprise Fellowships awarded to support research commercialisation news

£3M awarded to boost sustainable agriculture BBSRC press release

DNA Foundry propels Earlham Institute into precision genomics press release

Under the sea: the ShellEye project (trailer) video 

Research alliance to improve aquaculture and livestock breeding press release

Can't stand the heat? Study reveals how we work out if we're too hot press release

Kx financial analytics technology tackles 'Big Data' crop research at biotech leader Earlham Institute press release

Announcement on Horizon 2020 funding news

Cancer drug for mums-to-be may curb baby girls' future fertility press release

Major pathogen of barley decoded: new avenues for control press release

Tool-bending birds prompt 'clever crow' rethink press release

£4.5M Newton Fund to tackle antimicrobial resistance BBSRC press release

Brains of overweight people 'ten years older' than lean counterparts at middle-age press release

£9M funding to optimise UK food supply and tackle global food security BBSRC press release

Labrador study offers vets clues on why dogs' tails lose their wag press release


A step closer to understanding the 'switch' that triggers flowering in plants press release

£3M awarded to address diet-related health issues BBSRC press release

Update to BBSRC requirements for proposals for collaborative grants news

Evidencing the Bioeconomy BBSRC press release

Humans and wild birds collaborate to get precious resources of food press release 

Salad days – tomatoes that last longer and still taste good press release

£4M awarded for new UK-Brazil joint projects in wheat research BBSRC press release

New sun cream compound offers unprecedented protection against UVA radiation press release

Missing link in epigenetics could explain conundrum of disease inheritance press release

Solving a plant-based Rubik's cube puzzle press release

Flagship DNA facility sets sights on advances in science BBSRC press release

RCUK statement on international collaboration post EU referendum news

BBSRC to launch new international travel award scheme news

Dolly at 20 quiz! video 

Cravings for high-calorie foods may be switched off in the brain by new supplement press release 


Fostering Innovation event crowns the cream of British bioscience feature 

How genes are selected to create diverse immune cell receptors press release

Lost hormone found in starfish press release

Naturally occurring protein discovered which boosts rice yield by 50% press release

Earlham Institute – Decoding living systems for a better world news

BBSRC supported scientists are among those recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list 2016 news


£17M announced to support industrial biotechnology news

£5M to understand the role of nutrition in health and disease news

MRC announces cross-Council awards worth nearly £10M to tackle antibiotic resistance press release

People in the driving seat as minister announces £3.9M urban regeneration partnerships news

Genes for nose shape found press release

Bioscience impact and innovation competition winners announced news

Initial appointments made to GCRF Strategic Advisory Group news

Research Councils UK statement on publication of the 'Success as a Knowledge Economy' White Paper news

Germs: the cause of type 1 diabetes? press release

Over £40 million pledged in new bid to tackle global challenges BBSRC press release

How can you tell if an animal is happy or sad? feature 

Researchers discover first safe way to deliver drugs to the placenta press release

BBSRC publishes Delivery Plan for 2016 to 2020 news

Research Councils launch action plan to drive cultural change in equality, diversity and inclusion news


Bees research shows not all neonicotinoids are the same press release

Stem cells know how to open up and unwind press release

New gene-detecting technology brings new, resilient superwheat closer press release

New technique accelerates isolation of late blight resistance genes from a wild potato relative press release

The importance of resting phases in specialist immune cell development press release

Rothamsted Research granted consent for field trial of GM camelina news

A new breakthrough on ash dieback BBSRC press release

Research links heart disease with testosterone press release

New projects funded to improve animal health and welfare news

New insights into how the brain adapts to stress press release

Scientists discover how Chinese medicinal plant makes anti-cancer compound news

Uninfected or asymptomatic? Diagnostic tests key to forecasting major epidemics press release

12 ways that research is changing the food of the future feature 

2016 BBSRC Innovator of the Year finalists announced video 


Appointments to the BBSRC, ESRC and NERC Audit Committees news

BBSRC makes 24 new International Awards news

Enterprise Fellowships awarded to support research commercialisation news

Publication of RCUK Strategic Priorities and Spending Plan news

A well-connected brain is the key to healthy mental ageing BBSRC press release

Bee flower choices altered by pesticide exposure BBSRC press release

£2M pledged to safeguard Britain's trees press release

Research Councils' response to budget allocations announcement news

BBSRC researcher wins 2015 3Rs prize news

First gene for grey hair found press release


'Big data' helps discover key factors driving blood cell specification press release

Mirror mirror: Snail shells offer clues to origins of body asymmetry press release

The farms of the future feature 

Pigs' genetic code altered in bid to tackle deadly virus press release

Immunity gene fusions uncovered in plants press release

New investment builds on John Innes Centre invention press release 

New technique recreates gills to reduce the need for fish in experiments news

The Quadram Institute, a new £75M food and health research centre press release 

Raising a child changes immune systems more than gastroenteritis press release

Eating breakfast could help obese people get more active press release 

£7M research awards for control and eradication of bovine TB BBSRC press release

Breeding wildness back into our fruit and veg press release

Impacts from European Bioinformatics Institute highlighted in independent evaluation report press release

Global scientific community commits to sharing data on Zika press release

Prof Melanie Welham appointed BBSRC Chief Executive BBSRC press release

Mitochondria shown to trigger cell ageing press release

Scientists overcome hurdles for champion racehorses press release

Loss of wild flowers across Britain matches pollinator decline, first ever Britain wide study reveals BBSRC press release

Scientists disable infectious bacteria by removing protein press release

A study of the genetic code of bed bugs reveals that these human blood feeders are adaptive and hardy press release

Could plants help prevent flooding? video 

Oestrogens alleviate hyperactivity in 'autistic' zebrafish press release

Research Councils demonstrate the impact of their investments in latest impact reports news


Seaweed solution to stem cell transport and wound treatment press release

#BuildingTheBioeconomy: Healthier milk on the high street video 

#BuildingTheBioeconomy: Speeding up drug discovery video 

FACCE-JPI launches its updated Strategic Research Agenda news

#BuildingTheBioeconomy: Supporting the UK salmon industry video 

Unravelling chloroplast inheritance in wheat press release

First STARS awards target vulnerable skills in the life sciences news

Mum's in control – even before you're born press release

What is the bioeconomy? video 

Breakthrough could revolutionise regenerative medicine news

New method studies both DNA methylation and gene expression news

Postponement of call for sLoLa outlines news

Fatty acids from GM oilseed crops could replace fish oil press release

Physical attraction linked to genes that control height press release

Screening technique to reinforce fight against ash dieback BBSRC press release 

New vision and high level research strategy for UK Animal and Plant Health Research published news

Beating food poisoning with sensitive tests press release

Benefits and drawbacks selenium supplementation for immunity press release

Hitting a cell 'sweet spot': a delivery system for therapies press release

Plant power: Plants vs Petrol video 

DNA 'building blocks' pave way for improved drug delivery press release

Farm-science to inspire the public at Open Farm Sunday 2016 BBSRC press release

Crows caught on camera fashioning special hook tools press release 

Funding pages improved with user feedback news