2015 Archive

28 May 2015

New software being developed to help answer complex biological questions

A Norwich Research Park translational grant will help in the development of a multi-functional data integration software tool to improve metadata and network analysis efficiency

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21 May 2015

How our gut changes across the life course

Scientists and clinicians on the Norwich Research Park have carried out the first detailed study of how our intestinal tract changes as we age, and how this determines our overall health

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18 May 2015

Up to one third of people at risk from Campylobacter food poisoning during their lifetime

Food Standards Agency figures show that 1 in 3 people face the risk of Campylobacter food poisoning throughout their lifetime

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15 May 2015

Gut bacteria and mind control: to fix your brain, fix your gut!

Prof. Simon Carding describes our current understanding of the human gut and its relationship with its human host in this IFR public lecture

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13 May 2015

Spores for thought: study provides new insights into Clostridium spores

IFR researchers have established how bacteria emerge from spores, to understand how these bacteria germinate andproduce the deadly botulsim toxin

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13 April 2015

New evidence for how green tea and apples protect health

Scientists from the Institute of Food Research have found evidence for a mechanism by which certain food compounds could help protect our health.

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8 April 2015

Enriched broccoli reduces cholesterol

Including a new broccoli variety in the diet reduces blood cholesterol levels by around 6%, according to the results of human trials led by the Institute of Food Research.

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7 April 2015

Reading Salmonella's genetic secrets

To mark World Health Day's focus on safe food, Dr Rob Kingsley talks about his research into Salmonella

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30 March 2015

Battling biofilms in the fight against Campylobacter

A new study has highlighted a potential new way of battling the persistence of Campylobacter in the food chain.

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27 March 2015

New project to develop biofuels from paper waste

The Biorefinery Centre at the Institute of Food Research is to launch a new project, to investigate the feasibility of turning waste paper into biofuels.

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