2014 Archive

3 October 2014

Norwich Research Park receives £12.5M investment for next generation of scientists to lead the revolution in bioscience

Research institutions on Norwich Research Park, including IFR, receive an additional £12.5M from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) for its doctoral training programme, confirming the Park’s status as a world-class centre of excellence for bioscience

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2 October 2014

Anglia Capital Group poised to capitalise on region’s rapid growth sectors with move to Norwich Research Park

Centrum, Norwich Research Park’s research, innovation and business hub is the ideal location for the new private investor network, giving the company direct access to the movers and shakers at the Park and beyond

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30 September 2014

Effects of Brassica on human gut Lactobacilli

If you are aged 18-50 and live within 40 miles of Norwich, then we need your help on the ‘Effects of Brassica on human gut Lactobacilli’ study.

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29 September 2014

New Fellowship tackling Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr Jo Brooks has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Clinical Training Fellowship, to fund her PhD studies on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). IBD affects over 250,000 people in the UK, and includes a range of incurable and debilitating conditions such as Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

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17 September 2014

Schools’ giant jellies set for Norwich

The Institute of Food Research is issuing its annual challenge to schools to see who can use their food physics skills to build the tallest possible jelly. 

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16 September 2014

Updated food composition reference book published

A new edition of the leading reference on food nutrient composition has been published

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12 September 2014

Botulism’s genetic triggers found

IFR scientists have discovered genes that are crucial for germination in the foodborne bacteria Clostridium botulinum.

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10 September 2014

New insights into botulism toxin

A recent study led by IFR has uncovered newinformation about the genes Clostridium botulinum uses to produce its toxin.

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4 September 2014

New technology to help combat food fraud

IFR, working with Oxford Instruments, has developed a new, rapid testing regime based upon benchtop NMR that can distinguish between different species of animal, based on fatty acids extracted from cuts of meat.  This machine provides a fast and relative low cost solution to identify meat fraud and can easily be introduced into the early stages of the meat food chain.

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19 August 2014

Orange Juice and Cardiovascular Disease Study

We need your help on the Orange Juice and Cardiovascular Disease Study. We want to find out if drinking different types of orange juice (Blood orange and standard orange juice) has an effect on the risk of developing heart disease.

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