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6th December 2016

New study unravels critical genes to understand human diseases and support drug discovery

A network analysis of proteins that are most important in responding to environmental signals highlights potential targets for drugs and provides better information on the genetic basis of diseases. Throughout evolutionary history, there have been genetic elements that have duplicated – giving rise to...

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6th December 2016

Scientists spend a week at Westminster

Two scientists from Norwich Research Park have taken part in a Royal Society scheme to bring the worlds of politics and science closer together. The initiative, run by the Royal Society – the UK’s national academy of science – with support from the Government...

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29th November 2016

Omnipath sends strong signal

Combining the power of 27 data resources, Omnipath helps researchers see biological signalling pathways with unprecedented accuracy. Developed by researchers in the UK and Germany and published in Nature Methods, OmniPath offers a comprehensive, unified collection of literature-curated signalling pathways based on an...

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4th November 2016

Diversity in C. botulinum germination

A new study has filled a gap in our knowledge of germination of Clostridium botulinum, one of the most dangerous causes of food poisoning. C. botulinum bacteria produce a highly potent neurotoxin that if present in the body causes botulism, which often leads to...

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Food Waste

26th October 2016

Landmark alliance launched to support the growth of the UK bioeconomy

The Norwich Research Park Biorefinery Centre has joined a new alliance of similar established R&D centres, called BioPilotsUK. This alliance will seek to position Britain as a global leader in biorefining technology development and bio-based product manufacture – two key elements of the bioeconomy....

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18th October 2016

Norfolk hospital and science partnership cure patients of debilitating gut infection

A treatment programme for Clostridium difficile (C.diff) is being announced during International Infection Prevention Awareness Week 17-21 October. In the last year, the lives of 20 patients diagnosed with C. diff, a bacterium that infects the gut, have been transformed by the Norfolk and...

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Clostridium difficile

17th October 2016

IFR helps to combat serious gut infections with FMT

A collaboration between the NNUH and IFR has been crucial to the success of the Faecal Microbiota Transplants (FMT) to combat Clostridium difficile infection, but this also extends beyond, as we are interested in learning more about exactly what makes this treatment so effective,...

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Big C, Norfolk's Cancer Charity

10th October 2016

Quadram Institute’s £400,000 boost from Big C

Norwich Research Park’s (NRP) planned Quadram Institute (QI) partners received a huge boost to help mark the launch of a £3 million fundraising campaign with an opening £400,000 donation from Big C. “This significant donation is a tremendous contribution and kick starts the appeal...

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21st September 2016

New technique to beat the food fraudsters

Shoppers can be more confident that their burgers are the real deal following a new method of testing for meat fraud developed on the Norwich Research Park. Exploiting subtle differences in a key meat protein, the addition of just 1% of horse into a...

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12th September 2016

International conference on food bioactives and health

The Institute of Food Research hosted a major international conference dedicated to the study of bioactives and health in September 2016. Bioactives are compounds found naturally in foods that have some active effect on our bodies, and they have attracted a lot of interest...

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