Fundamental bioscience news
Scientists have found how simple bacteria can restart their ‘outboard motor’ by hotwiring their own genes. Unable to move and facing starvation, the bacteria evolve a replacement flagellum – a rotating tail-like structure which acts like an outboard motor – by patching together a new genetic switch with borrowed parts.
Video explores achievements from BBSRC-funded science in the first two decades of the new millennium. This is the third in a series of three 20th Anniversary videos presenting impacts of BBSRC research.
Today, charity Action on Hearing Loss and BBSRC announced that they will invest a much-needed £4M into hearing research. This new funding will support 13 projects in total, investigating how the inner ear develops, and how it and our hearing changes as we get older.