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25th March 2021

Quadram scientist receives two prestigious international partnerships

Quadram Institute scientist Dr Alison Mather has been granted two prestigious international partnership awards to build collaborations with researchers in New Zealand and The Netherlands. The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) funded four-year programmes, which fall within their Global Highlight area of...

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22nd March 2021

Uncovering how physical structure of dietary fibre underpins its benefits to health

Eating enough dietary fibre is important for gut health and is associated with lower risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. Most UK adults need to eat more dietary fibre to reach the target intake of 30 g per day. Dietary fibre...

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18th March 2021

New defence against viral lung infections discovered

Researchers have uncovered a previously unknown arm of the immune defence system that protects the lung from lethal viral infections. Respiratory diseases caused by viruses such as influenza A and SARS-CoV-2 cause damage not just through their own actions, but also from collateral damage...

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10th March 2021

Defining the Parkinson’s microbiome strengthens links to gut health

Researchers from the Quadram Institute have carried out a meta-analysis of the gut microbiome in Parkinson’s disease, giving the clearest picture to date of the changes associated with the condition. By re-analysing data from ten different studies, a common pattern of changes in the...

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5th March 2021

New building named after microbiologist Dr Ella Barnes OBE completed on Norwich Research Park

The £5m Ella May Barnes building, providing state-of-the-art laboratories and workspace at Norwich Research Park, is complete and has been handed to South Norfolk Council. It is designed to attract and provide space for organisations interested in joining the region’s growing food, life and...

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19th February 2021

Addressing the vitamin B12 insufficiency pandemic

New findings could improve the biomanufacturing of B12, a crucial vitamin that is missing from vegan diets and one which remains prohibitively expensive. Vitamin B12 is an essential micronutrient which plays a role in supporting red blood cell production, energy, metabolism and nerve function,...

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4th February 2021

Anti-inflammatory effects behind fruit and veg compound uncovered

Quercetin, found in onions, apples, tea and other leafy vegetables, alters metabolic processes in vascular cells in a way that would protect against inflammation. Inflammation is a natural process used by the body to protect itself against immediate harm, but if it is prolonged...

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29th January 2021

Study into COVID-19 persistence in the gut is recruiting participants in Norwich

The Quadram Institute on the Norwich Research Park, working with the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, is looking to recruit participants who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 2 weeks, to help understand more about the virus. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19), caused...

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11th January 2021

New flour brings health power of pulses to our daily bread

Researchers from the Quadram Institute and King’s College London have shown that replacing wheat flour with a new ingredient derived from chickpeas improved the glycaemic response of people eating white bread. The ingredient uses specially-developed milling and drying processes that preserves cellular structure, making...

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microscopy image of Salmonella biofilm

11th January 2021

Researchers provide new insights into how antibiotic resistance develops

Researchers at the Quadram Institute on the Norwich Research park have shown how the development of antibiotic resistance by bacteria can have ‘side-effects’ for them including affecting their ability to cause disease. Antibiotic resistance remains one of the greatest challenges to global health with...

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