2016 Archive

10 May 2016

International conference to focus on the impact of food on human microbes and health

Researchers will explore the link between food, the microbiome, and health, with a focus on increasing our understanding of how the food we eat influences the microbiome, and how harnessing this emerging knowledge could help to develop new therapeutics. 

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30 March 2016

Microevolution key to Salmonella’s success

A new study has shown how Salmonella rapidly “microevolves” during an epidemic, highlighting how whole genome sequencing is important in tracking pathogenic bacteria.

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24 March 2016

IFR Experiment in the Cathedral

IFR’s researchers met with hundreds of people of all ages during Norwich Cathedral’s Science Festival.

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4 March 2016

How probiotic protects against pathogen infection in the gut

A collaborative study by researchers on the Norwich Research Park has indicated how certain probiotic bacteria can help reduce infection by pathogenic E. coli.

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3 March 2016

Discovery of mechanism for transfer of botulinum neurotoxin genes

A new study has shown how Clostridium botulinum could potentially transfer their deadly neurotoxin genes to other bacteria. 

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15 February 2016

Norwich to be home to the Quadram Institute, a new multi-million pound Food & Health research centre

The Quadram Institute is the name of the new centre for food and health research that will integrate research teams from the IFR and UEA’s Faculty of Science and Norwich Medical School with the NNUHs’ gastrointestinal endoscopy facility under one roof. 

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3 February 2016

Autophagy - A review of techniques

The third edition of “Guidelines for the use and interpretation of assays for monitoring autophagy” was recently published , featuring the Autophagy Regulatory Network resource and co-authored by Dr Tamas Korcsmaros

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12 January 2016

New research quantifies Clostridium botulinum spores in raw food materials

A new study from the Institute of Food Research has provided information about the likely numbers of spores of Clostridium botulinum in raw food materials

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11 January 2016

More weapons but less ammo: benefits and drawbacks of selenium supplementation for immunity

A new study has found that selenium supplementation can have positive and negative effects on our immune system

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