Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

'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. The results are ...

May 13, 2011
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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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New technique maps life's effects on our DNA

Researchers at the BBSRC-funded Babraham Institute, in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Single Cell Genomics Centre, have developed a powerful new single-cell technique to help investigate how the environment ...

Jul 20, 2014
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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 ...

May 31, 2012
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