2014 Archive

16 December 2014

Antibiotic resistance is a gut reaction

Scientists from the IFR and the University of East Anglia have discovered how certain gut bacteria can protect themselves and others in the gut from antibiotics.

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15 December 2014

Probing the structure of saliva’s protective film

IFR scientists have shown how common chemicals found in foods and oral hygiene products can alter the structure of the protective film produced by human saliva

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1 December 2014

IFR Announces Test for Detecting Horse Meat

Scientists at IFR have developed a fast, cheap alternative to DNA testing as a means of distinguishing horse meat from beef. 

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26 November 2014

The trouble with Campylobacter

The Food Safety Centre at IFR is helping battle the Campylobacter problem affecting poultry 

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14 November 2014

Total Food 2014 Conference

Over 100 delegates attended the BBSRC-sponsored Total Food 2014, an international conference on the sustainable exploitation of agri-food co-products and related biomass. Hosted by the Institute of Food Research, under the auspices of the Royal Society of Chemistry (Food Group), the conference presented the latest research on how to extract potentially valuable compounds from food chain wastes.

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14 November 2014

New peptide identification method to cope with unexpected modifications

A new method has been published to help identify peptides that overcomes problems from protein modifications 

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13 November 2014

How Campylobacter exploits chicken ‘juice’ highlights need for hygiene

A study from the Institute of Food Research has shown that Campylobacter’s persistence in food processing sites and the kitchen is boosted by ‘chicken juice.’ 

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6 November 2014

Norwich scientists showcase musical talents for Big C

Talented scientists and staff from across the Norwich Research Park are coming together on Thursday 27th November to stage a one night only musical extravaganza.

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17 October 2014

Scientists in Twitter conversation for Black History Month

To mark Black History Month 2014, IFR scientist Charlotte Armah is taking part in a live Twitter conversation on her life in science, and her experience of diversity within UK science.

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16 October 2014

Hail to the ale yeast

An image of a traditional British ale yeast strain from the National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) has been shortlisted as a finalist in the in the BBSRC’s Images with Impact competition. 

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