Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, (BBSRC) was established in 1994 as a non-departmental public body which receives its funding from the UK Department of Innovation, Universities and Skills. The objective of the BBSRC is to support scientific institutes and university research departments. Its mission is to promote and support high level basic research, strategic and applied research and to fund postgraduate training in the biological sciences, including animal, plant, environmental and human research.

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New pain relief targets discovered

Scientists have identified new pain relief targets that could be used to provide relief from chemotherapy-induced pain. BBSRC-funded researchers at King's College London made the discovery when researching ...

Apr 17, 2014
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How do microneedles deliver drugs?

It's been quite a couple of years for Dr Ryan Donnelly from the School of Pharmacy at Queen's University Belfast (QUB), who this week speaks at the BioIndustry Association (BIA) UK Bioscience Forum. At the ...

Oct 11, 2013
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Health benefits of vitamin D dependent on type taken

New research has shown that vitamin D3 supplements could provide more benefit than the close relative vitamin D2. The findings published in the June edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition could potentially lead t ...

May 31, 2012
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Scientists find new pieces of hearing puzzle

Researchers funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have gained important new insights into how our sense of hearing works. Their findings promise new avenues for scientists to understand ...

May 08, 2012
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Vitamin D could help combat the effects of aging in eyes

Researchers funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have found that vitamin D reduces the effects of ageing in mouse eyes and improves the vision of older mice significantly. The researchers ...

Jan 17, 2012
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'Octopus' provides cancer breakthrough

A breakthrough in understanding a biological process that causes many common cancers including lung and breast cancer opens up a whole new realm of possibilities for the development of improved cancer drugs. ...

May 13, 2011
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