Tag Archive for 'Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council'

Neonicotinoid & mite pesticide used together adversely affects bee brain

March 30th, 2013 by University of Dundee

Two studies have highlighted a negative impact on bees’ ability to learn following exposure to a combination of pesticides commonly used in agriculture. Scientists found that the pesticides, used in the research at levels shown to occur in the wild, could interfere with the learning circuits in the bee’s brain. They also found that bees […]

Strawberries are good for you

July 4th, 2012 by University of Warwick

Strawberries, the traditional summer treat associated with Wimbledon could be serving up some unexpected health benefits. University of Warwick scientists have been studying the beneficial effects of strawberries on our cardiovascular health, particularly around how they prevent the development of heart disease and diabetes. Professor Paul Thornalley from Warwick Medical School heads the team that […]

June conference in London on meeting the global food security challenges of the future through science and innovation

May 9th, 2011 by Inside Government

Inside Government has organised a conference on “Meeting the Global Food Security Challenges of the Future through Science and Innovation” on Thursday 28 June 2011 in central London.  Conference registration begins at 9 am with the first address at 9.30 am.  The conference finishes at 4.10 pm.  The conference venue is to be confirmed in […]