News

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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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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