2016 Archive

6 December 2016

New study unravels critical genes to understand human diseases and support drug discovery

A network analysis of proteins that are most important in responding to environmental signals highlights potential targets for drugs and provides better information on the genetic basis of diseases.

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5 December 2016

Scientists spend a week at Westminster

Two scientists from Norwich Research Park have taken part in a Royal Society scheme to bring the worlds of politics and science closer together. 

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29 November 2016

Omnipath sends strong signal

Published in Nature Methods, the Omnipath data resource and Pypath software offer an unprecedentedly clear view on signalling pathways in living systems

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4 November 2016

Diversity in C. botulinum germination

A new study from the Institute of Food Research has filled a gap in our knowledge of germination of Clostridium botulinum

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26 October 2016

Landmark alliance launched to support the growth of the UK bioeconomy

The Norwich Research Park Biorefinery Centre has joined a new alliance of similar established R&D centres, called BioPilotsUK. 

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17 October 2016

Norfolk hospital and science partnership cure patients of debilitating gut infection

A treatment programme for Clostridium difficile (C.diff) was announced this week during International Infection Prevention Awareness Week 17-21 October. 

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17 October 2016

IFR helps to combat serious gut infections with FMT

A collaboration between the NNUH and IFR has been crucial to the success of the Faecal Microbiota Transplants (FMT) to combat Clostridium difficile infection

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16 October 2016

New research group aims to characterise microbiome molecular interactions

Jan Claesen has joined IFR to lead a research group aiming to characterise functionally molecular mechanisms that control bacterial community structure and dynamics in the human microbiome. 

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10 October 2016

Quadram Institute’s £400,000 boost from Big C

Norwich Research Park’s planned Quadram Institute partners received a huge boost to help mark the launch of a £3 million fundraising campaign with an opening £400,000 donation from Big C.

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21 September 2016

New technique to beat the food fraudsters developed

A new method of testing for meat fraud has been developed at the Institute of Food Research

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