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18th December 2019

International collaboration targets Salmonella Typhi

Despite continued history as one of the major water-related diseases, much is still unknown about the biology of the bacterial agent of typhoid fever, Salmonella enterica ssp. enterica serovar Typhi (S. Typhi), particularly in relation to factors governing its persistence and fate in the environment. This pathogen...

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17th December 2019

£100K award from Breast Cancer Now to study whether gut bacteria could help prevent spread of breast cancer

Leading researchers from the Quadram Institute and the University of East Anglia (UEA) have been awarded £100,000 by charity Breast Cancer Now to investigate whether bacteria in the gut could be manipulated to help prevent the spread of breast cancer. With new funding, Dr...

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16th December 2019

Diagnosing infections earlier in preterm babies with real time genomic analysis

By harnessing next generation sequencing techniques, the team from the Quadram Institute and the Earlham Institute (EI) have shown that they can rapidly and reliably identify the microbes present in a preterm baby’s stool sample that may cause life-threatening conditions such as sepsis or...

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10th December 2019

Developing gut cell network analysis to understand intestinal diseases

A team of scientists from the Norwich Research Park have applied network analysis to the study of cells in the gut that are crucial to health. By employing their methods to organoids grown from human gut cells, they hope to disentangle the complex gene...

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7th December 2019

Lindsay Hall receives research accolade

Dr Lindsay Hall has received the Wain Medal from the University of Kent. The accolade is annually given to an outstanding UK-based young scientist doing research in biochemistry. The University of Kent established the annual medal and award in memory of Professor Louis Wain...

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2nd December 2019

UK Charity Pledges £500,000 for Research into ME in Norwich Research Park

UK Charity Invest in ME Research is pledging £500,000 for continued research into the disease myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME or ME/CFS) in Norwich Research Park, UK (NRP). This major investment builds on the foundations already made for a UK/European Centre of Excellence for ME research...

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28th November 2019

First PEARL baby born

The first babies have been born to mothers participating in the PEARL Study. This landmark study at the Quadram Institute aims to understand how the transmission of beneficial microbes from mother to baby affects health. Mothers less than 22 weeks pregnant have been enrolling...

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21st November 2019

Alison Mather recognised for AMR research with Emerging Leaders Prize

Dr Alison Mather has been recognised at the Medical Research Foundation’s third annual Emerging Leaders Prize, that celebrates outstanding scientists who are making a significant impact in the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR).  Antibiotics transformed healthcare in the 20th Century and are still considered...

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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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