Step change for screening could boost biofuels

Researchers at the BBSRC strategically-funded Institute of Food Research have developed a new way of rapidly screening yeasts that could help produce more sustainable...

PRO/AH/EDR> Salmonellosis, 2014 – USA: (NC) reheated pulled pork

Salmonella -- Worldwide/UnknownPulled pork served at a church convention is most likely to blame for a salmonellosis outbreak that sickened nearly 70 people in...

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BBSRC and USDA-NIFA partner for animal disease prevention research

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BBSRC and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) have announced five jointly-funded research awards that total more...

Preferred candidate for next BBSRC Chair announced

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The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has announced Professor Sir Gordon Duff as the Government's preferred candidate to be the next Chair of...

New genomics-driven surveillance to track crop diseases

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UK scientists from The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC), John Innes Centre (JIC), The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL) and the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB)...

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Some smoothies are made to taste great. Others have a combination of antioxidants that can really benefit our health. This smoothie has both. It...

PRO/EDR> Botulism – Norway, UK (02): wound, drug-related

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Botulism -- Worldwide/UnknownThe Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH), or Folkhelseinstitutet, has reported an additional 2 wound botulism cases linked to contaminated heroin, bringing...

Bacteria ‘hotwire their genes’ to fix a faulty motor

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Scientists have found how simple bacteria can restart their 'outboard motor' by hotwiring their own genes. Unable to move and facing starvation, the bacteria...

Agriculture key to Caribbean food security and coping with climate change

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FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government how efforts to combat hunger and malnutrition in the Caribbean...