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For the first time flowering plants have been successfully engineered to fix carbon like the blue-green algae do – this can potentially increase photosynthesis and yields in crop plants. Plants, algae and some bacteria capture light energy from the sun and transform it into chemical energy by the process named photosynthesis.
BBSRC and the Society of Biology are teaming up to engage with BBSRC postdoctoral researchers and build a community of bioscience research staff. This will begin with a networking and consultation event to be held on 6 October at Charles Darwin House in London, which aims to engage postdoctoral researchers in the biosciences with BBSRC and Society of Biology policy-making.
A new generation of new superfoods that tackle heart disease and diabetes could be developed following research into a protein that helps keep cells in our bodies healthy. BBSRC-funded researchers at the University of Warwick found that the protein, called Nrf2, continually moves in and out of the nuclei of human cells to sense the cell’s health and vitality.