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World-leading bioenergy researchers are coming together for the first UK multidisciplinary, integrated, science-led International Bioenergy Conference on 11th-13th March 2014 in Manchester, UK. This conference will highlight the latest in advanced bioenergy research and help to build collaborations across research disciplines…
BBSRC-funded researchers at the University of Cambridge have shown that viruses use aphids as pawns, discouraging the insects from permanently settling on already-infected crops and using this forced migration to spread infection to healthy vegetation. Aphids are sap-sucking insects that attack many different types of plants and are major transmitters of crop-infecting viruses.
BBSRC is helping to shed new light on variant Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease, as described on this article by Benjamin Thompson from the Society for General Microbiology. Despite more than a decade’s worth of research, many aspects of variant Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (vCJD) still remain a mystery.