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BBSRC-funded researchers at the University of St Andrews have discovered that crows, like humans, store their tools when they don’t need them. The study published today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society is the first to examine how non-human animals avoid accidental tool loss.
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New video: A rocket carrying technology developed with BBSRC support has blasted into space for use in experiments on board the International Space Station.
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24 ground-breaking projects have won a share of funding to develop their innovative ideas through the Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst.

The Catalyst was set up in January 2014 to support UK researchers and companies to work together to bring their biotechnology innovations to market and to help cement the UK’s position as a world leader in this sector.
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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. It complements BBSRC’s strategic framework for investment in Food, Nutrition and Health research over the next five years, also published today.
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Straw-powered cars could be a thing of the future thanks to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). A new study pinpoints five strains of yeast capable of turning agricultural by-products, such as straw, sawdust and corncobs, into bioethanol – a well-known alcohol-based biofuel.
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The 2015 Biotechnology Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES) for early career researchers is now open for entries.
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Nearly £5M has been awarded to two flagship research projects into antimicrobial resistance (AMR), in one of the largest UK public grant investments in this area, according to the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
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The most virulent strains of Streptococcus suis, the leading cause of bacterial meningitis in adult humans in parts of southeast Asia and in pigs around the world, are likely to have evolved and become widespread in pigs at the same time as changes in rearing practices, according to research from an international consortium published today in the journal Nature Communications.
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A study commissioned by BBSRC, EPSRC, Innovate UK and the Industrial Biotechnology Leadership Forum identifying opportunities for investment in UK scale up facilities in industrial biotechnology and bioenergy has been published today.
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Universities, Science and Cities Minister Greg Clark today announced the appointment of Sir Gordon Duff as the new chair of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
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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. The framework is one of several topic-specific documents which expand upon BBSRC’s recently refreshed strategic plan.
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BBSRC is continuing with a successfully piloted fellowship scheme and will extend the eligibility criteria for another scheme following a fundamental review of its strategy of investing in fellowships.
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We are the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). Our aim is to further scientific knowledge, to promote economic growth, wealth and job creation and to improve quality of life in the UK and beyond.