2016 Archive

12 September 2016

IFR hosts international conference on food bioactives and health

The Institute of Food Research hosted a major international conference dedicated to the study of bioactives and health.

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5 August 2016

IFR Dragons’ Den Competition

The IFR Dragons’ Den final took place on the 7th July with the selected finalists pitching their ideas to a panel of judges and an audience of their colleagues from across the Norwich Research Park

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21 July 2016

Reaction to new vitamin D recommendations

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) today published new recommendations that everyone should consume 10 micrograms of vitamin D daily. 

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20 July 2016

SIRTainly all the craze right now; should sirtuin bioactives be part of our diet?

IFR Scientists led by Dr Naiara Beraza are investigating the mechanisms underpinning the supposed beneficial effects of the ‘Sirtfood Diet’.

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8 July 2016

Little gut reaction to enterohaemorrhagic E. coli

A new study has found evidence that enterohaemorrhagic E.coli may be able to evade or suppress our immune system.  

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8 July 2016

Do the Answers to ME/CFS lie within our Gut?

Researchers on the Norwich Research Park have published a review of evidence for a role of the gut microbiota and virome in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

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4 July 2016

New insights into how we fight bacterial infection

A new study has found a novel way in which certain bacteria are recognised and trigger our immune system.

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28 June 2016

UK-China Joint Centre for Probiotics Research

The Institute of Food Research and Jiangnan University have collaborated to initiate a UK-China Joint Centre for Probiotic Research.

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9 June 2016

Food Bioactives and Health Conference, September 2016

The Institute of Food Research is organising a conference exploring challenges and opportunities of demonstrating health benefits from bioactives.

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20 May 2016

Antimicrobial resistance – a global problem

Tackling the rise of drug resistant infections requires a truly global response

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