Fundamental bioscience news
Video explores achievements from BBSRC-funded science in the first two decades of the new millennium. This is the third in a series of three 20th Anniversary videos presenting impacts of BBSRC research.
Today, charity Action on Hearing Loss and BBSRC announced that they will invest a much-needed £4M into hearing research. This new funding will support 13 projects in total, investigating how the inner ear develops, and how it and our hearing changes as we get older.
A team of biologists has identified a set of nerve cells in desert locusts that bring about ‘gang-like’ gregarious behaviour when they are forced into a crowd. Dr Swidbert Ott from the University of Leicester’s Department of Biology, working with Dr Steve Rogers at the University of Sydney, Australia, has published a study that reveals how newly identified nerve cells in locusts produce the neurochemical serotonin to initiate changes in their behaviour and lifestyle.