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BBSRC, MRC and ESRC have published a vision for joint working in Food, Nutrition and Health research. The vision recognises that collaboration between Councils is crucial in this interdisciplinary research area.

BBSRC’s vision for bioscience for health has been published today. The strategic research framework sets out the vision over the next decade of BBSRC’s support for research and innovation to improve the health and welfare of humans and animals.

Older brains may be more similar to younger brains than previously thought. In a new paper published in Human Brain Mapping, BBSRC-funded researchers at the University of Cambridge and Medical Research Council's Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit demonstrate that previously reported changes in the ageing brain using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) may be due to vascular (or blood vessels) changes, rather than changes in neuronal activity itself.