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23rd November 2020

Genomics helps understand COVID-19 in care homes

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has hit the residents of care homes harder than any other part of the population. We know the oldest people in our society have borne the brunt of deaths from COVID-19 but what can genome sequencing usefully do to help safeguard...

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18th November 2020

Year in Industry student’s experience sets sights on science career

James Lovatt is an undergraduate student from London, studying Biological Sciences at the University of East Anglia. A keen sportsman and actor, who has taken part in professional productions at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as well as many TV shows, James also has a...

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16th November 2020

CLIMB Receives Honours in 2020 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards

The Cloud Infrastructure for Microbial Bioinformatics (CLIMB) project has been recognised in the annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards, presented digitally during the virtual 2020 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC20) via HPCwire.com. CLIMB was recognised with the...

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16th November 2020

Quadram Institute gets extra Government funding for the fight against COVID-19

Scientists at the Quadram Institute in Norwich will be using newly announced additional government funding to increase its coronavirus genomic epidemiology work through the COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) consortium. The Department for Health and Social Care’s Testing Innovation Fund has backed the COG-UK consortium...

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1st November 2020

What are the risks and benefits of a plant-based diet?

Blog by Federico Bernuzzi, Year 3 PhD, MSc Usually when people refer to a plant-based diet, the first thing that comes to mind is a vegan diet. Veganism advocates the removal of all animal products in one’s lifestyle, be it in one’s diet, the...

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29th October 2020

A bacterial virus helped the spread of a new Salmonella strain

Researchers at the Quadram Institute have implicated a toxin-carrying virus in the emergence of a new strain of Salmonella in pigs.

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27th October 2020

New John Innes Foundation Fellowship helps research the development of healthier starch

Researchers working to develop crops with healthier, more resistant starch at the Quadram Institute and John Innes Centre are partnering with the John Innes Foundation, who will be funding a two-year collaborative research programme. This two-year Fellowship will support the work of Principle Investigator...

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26th October 2020

Wrinkly ‘super pea’ could be added to foods to reduce diabetes risk

A type of wrinkled ‘super pea’ may help control blood sugar levels and could reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, suggests a new study. The research, from scientists at Imperial College London, The John Innes Centre, Quadram Institute Bioscience and the University of...

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21st October 2020

Can an apple extract a day keep the doctor away?

Apples are one of the UK’s favourite fruits, with each of us eating on average 2 or 3 of them every week. Their appeal is celebrated annually on Apple Day, October 21st, and traditions like apple wassailing show our passion for apples traces back...

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20th October 2020

Norwich Science Festival

This year the Norwich Science Festival At Home brings you a mini-programme of science activities and talks into your home. From 24th to 28th October, you’ll be able to explore everywhere from the depths of the oceans to outer space, and learn about creatures...

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