CABI and Kew combine to create world's largest collection of fungi
CABI and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, are merging their fungal reference collections. 1.2 million specimens including mushrooms, moulds and other microfungi will be merged to create the largest and most comprehensive collection of fungi in the world.
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Identity crisis for Liberian plague insect
Joined-up action by FAO, IITA and CABI has been instrumental in figuring out the identity of the insect that is devouring crops and contaminating water supplies in northern Liberia.
(3 February 2009)...more
Thomson Reuters partners with CABI to expand life sciences content
The Healthcare and Science business of Thomson Reuters today announced that ISI Web of Knowledge now includes Global Health and the Global Health Archive from CABI. The comprehensive database of public health information will provide users with global and regional public health coverage.
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Global Effort on Invasive Species - Australian support to be considered
The Crawford Fund is to hold a workshop to raise awareness of the threat of invasive species, with a particular focus on CABI's forthcoming Invasive Species Compendium (ISC).
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CABI and Royal Holloway form new drug discovery venture – Surrey Biotech
This partnership has been established in order to identify new classes of antibiotics from natural products. These new antibiotics would be used in a clinical setting against newly emerging and known pathogens that are resistant to existing antimicrobials.
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In search of biological control agents for Himalayan balsam
CABI scientists travel to India searching for biological control agents to combat Britain's devastatingly invasive weed Himalayan balsam. The plant is native to the Himalayan range, making India the perfect place to study the natural interactions between the plant and its environment.
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Following in Darwin's footsteps: unearthing Chile's hidden world
Two crop protection scientists from CABI embark upon a journey to extreme environments in Chile. They are on a mission to find fungi and nematodes (microscopic worms) that could be used to make natural pesticides.
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CABI launches biofuels social networking site
To facilitate informed debate on biofuels, CABI has launched a social networking website.
(29 April 2009)...more
Free access to world-renowned public health database to assist swine flu effort
CABI today has announced free access to its specialist Global Health database – the definitive database for public health information – www.cabi.org/globalhealth
(1 May 2009)...more
CABI launches enhanced life sciences delivery platform
CABI has launched a new and improved version of its database platform CAB Direct, incorporating the leading bibliographic databases in life science information – CAB Abstracts and Global Health.
(9 June 2009)...more
The new and improved VetMed Resource has now launched
CABI's VetMed Resource, the most comprehensive online veterinary information service, now has a new look.
(1 July 2009)...more
Ovid expands publishing partnership with CABI to offer new ebook collections
Ovid now offers seven collections of more than 420 ebooks from CABI.
(22 July 2009)...more
BBC Radio 4 interview on the natural control of Japanese knotweed
Interview with CABI scientist Dr Dick Shaw, on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme, discussing the potential to control the invasive plant Japanese knotweed in the UK using a tiny bug. (YouTube video)
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CABI appoints four board members
CABI is pleased to announce the appointment of four new members to its board: Mr Andrew Bennett, Dr Don Merino, Professor Owusu-Bennoah and Mr John Ripley.
(11 August 2009)...more
Climate change brews up trouble for coffee growers
Governments need to regain control over their agriculture to combat climate change, says CABI's Peter Baker in an opinion piece for SciDev.Net.
(11 August 2009)...more
Global summit on food security
CABI will be hosting a global food summit on Tuesday 20 October 2009 in London.
(6 October 2009)...more
Wasting away: pest and diseases eat into food security
In many developing countries between 40-50% of crops are lost to pests, diseases and inadequate storage before they reach the market. Addressing these losses with available solutions is an important focus for immediate measures to address food security.
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CAB Abstracts hits six million records
CABI's life sciences bibliographic database, CAB Abstracts, has reached six million records. This important milestone means that users have a complete perspective of international research through access to an ever increasing number of key scientific articles.
(29 November 2009)...more
Introduction to pandemic influenza
New book prepares students and health professionals for the next large-scale influenza outbreak. With concern over another H1N1 (swine flu) outbreak looming in the lead-up to the Northern Hemisphere's coldest months, influenza preparedness on national and international levels is of vital importance.
(7 December 2009)...more
New book – Improving animal welfare: a practical approach
Edited by Temple Grandin, the academic world's best known autistic scholar and leading voice on animal welfare issues.
(8 December 2009)...more
Out of Africa - a clear and present danger to world coffee?
CABI launches the final report of a seven-year study on coffee wilt disease at the Common Fund for Commodities' (CFC) 20th anniversary event.
(14 December 2009)...more