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News from 2016


£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

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 £40M 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

Opportunity to apply to BBSRC Pool of Experts, Strategy Advisory Panels and Follow-on-fund Committee 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

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

Publication of RCUK Strategic Priorities and Spending Plan news

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

First gene for grey hair found press release

BBSRC researcher wins 2015 3Rs prize news


'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 £81.6M 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

Crows caught on camera fashioning special hook tools press release 

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

Funding pages improved with user feedback news