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11th November 2019

Salmonella – how the body fights back

Quadram Institute scientists have contributed to new research led by the University of East Anglia that shows how the human body powers its emergency response to salmonella infection. A study, published in the journal PNAS, reveals how blood stem cells respond in the first...

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5th November 2019

Giving billions of live bacteria to boost the gut health of premature babies

Boosting the milk of premature babies with healthy bacteria may have helped halve the number of serious gut problems and infections, according to new research led by the Norfolk and Norwich Univeristy Hospital. Researchers at NNUH, the Quadram Institute and University of East Anglia...

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5th November 2019

FOLIUM Science and Quadram Institute join forces in the fight against antimicrobial resistance

FOLIUM Science has developed unique technology, called Guided Biotics™, that can selectively remove undesirable and pathogenic bacteria from the food chain. Working together in an Innovate UK-funded project, FOLIUM Science and Professor Rob Kingsley from the Quadram Institute are optimising the Guided Biotics™ product to reduce...

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28th October 2019

Quadram Institute is partner in important new funding for bioscientists of the future

The funding award means the Norwich Research Park Doctoral Training Partnership (NRPDTP), with additional funding from Partners and Associate Partners, will be able to offer at least 32 PhD studentships per year for the next five years starting in October 2020. The NRPDTP is...

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21st October 2019

Selfish strategy boosts bacteria’s microbiome prevalence

As well as providing new information about the symbiotic relationship we have with our gut bacteria, uncovering this pathway may also provide new targets for biomarkers or therapies for conditions linked to imbalances in the microbiota. Our digestive tract is home to trillions of...

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9th October 2019

QI welcomes Cynthia Whitchurch

We are pleased to welcome Professor Cynthia Whitchurch FAA to the Quadram Institute. Cynthia is setting up a research group investigating the lifestyles of bacteria, and how these make them more infectious or resistant to antimicrobials. Cynthia has joined us from the ithree institute...

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8th October 2019

The Quadram Institute at the Norwich Science Festival

The Norwich Science Festival is back and bigger than ever. The Festival offers inspirational exhibitions, sensational shows and an abundance of hands-on science activities for all ages and all levels of knowledge, plus a dedicated learning programme for schools, youth groups and home educators....

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1st October 2019

Unexpected microbiome collapse after admission to intensive care

Potentially harmful microbes overwhelm the healthy gut microbiota in intensive care patients, research led from the Quadram Institute has found. Research published in the journal Microbial Genomics assessed how the diversity and makeup of the gut microbiome varied during patients’ time in the intensive...

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25th September 2019

Whole genome sequencing benefits for surveillance of bacteria behind gastroenteritis

A new study into Clostridium perfringens, one of the UK’s leading causes of gastroenteritis, has shown how whole genome sequencing can improve its surveillance and control of the disease.

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Norwich Research Park

20th September 2019

£5 million programme to study benefits of a plant-based diet

The University of East Anglia will lead a pioneering nutrition research programme to see how a plant-based diet can be beneficial for people’s health. The ‘Edesia: Plants, Food and Health’ project will see PhD researchers from across the Norwich Research Park work to unravel...

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