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A new strategic framework for tackling Agriculture Food Security (AFS) launched today which will help researchers and stakeholders understand the key priorities within BBSRC's agriculture and food security portfolio. Agriculture and food security are both of economic importance to the UK and globally, and are a strategic priority for BBSRC to ensure the sustainable production of sufficient, safe, nutritious and affordable food to supply the world's growing population.


Fresh insights into how zebrafish repair their nerve connections could hold clues to new therapies for people with spinal cord injuries. Researchers have pinpointed key molecules that prompt damaged nerve fibres in the fish to regenerate themselves.


An effective vaccine protecting against all nine strains of African Horse Sickness Virus is a step closer, according to new research published in the journal Vaccine. The study, led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), used a type of vaccine that possesses all the benefits of a traditional vaccine with none of the associated risk factors.


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