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28th July 2020

UK Charity Invest in ME Research Pledges £625,000 for Research into ME in Norwich Research Park

This major investment is an increase of the charity’s previous pledge of £500,000 that was announced in late 2019. This research builds on the foundations already made for a UK/European Centre of Excellence for ME research hub in Norwich Research Park. The new pledge...

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21st July 2020

Keeping hold or sharing your sweets: Sialic acid catabolism in bacteria

To understand the microbiome’s role in keeping us healthy, we need to understand what keeps it healthy, including its sources of nutrition. One source is sialic acid, a sugar-based molecule produced by the host organism in the mucus that lines the gut. In this...

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21st July 2020

Quadram Institute spin-out company The Smarter Food Company raises capital to help reduce risk of diabetes

The Smarter Food Company, a spin-out company from Quadram Institute Bioscience, has raised £1m in funding to accelerate the development of food products with health benefits.  Its first product will be a vegetable-based soup containing glucoraphanin, a naturally occurring compound found in broccoli. The...

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15th July 2020

Looking at how eating plant fibre affects your gut

Fibre is an important part of a healthy diet, but we don’t fully understand how it is handled by the body. In this blog, Dr Hannah Harris from the Quadram Institute talks about recently published collaborative work that looks to address this. A better...

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14th July 2020

New teaching resource launched to explain the microbiome as the Guardians of the Gut go online

Guardians of the Gut is a web-based resource that helps children learn about the microbes in our gut and how they help keep us healthy. Known collectively as the microbiome, these microbes are important for health from birth throughout life. As science learns more...

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7th July 2020

Microbiome miscommunication links to IBD

Outer Membrane Vesicles (OMVs) produced by certain gut bacteria have a key role in regulating the immune system that’s altered in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), according to a new research study comparing donated biopsy tissues from healthy people and IBD patients. Professor Simon Carding...

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30th June 2020

How to share knowledge in a pandemic

Blog by Dr Nabil-Fareed Alikhan, Quadram Institute Postdoc and Micro Binfie co-chair When a pandemic hits the world but your research develops across a community of peers around the globe, how do you share knowledge when physically meeting has become impossible? That’s been the...

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16th June 2020

New 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, to help understand more about the virus. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19), caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus has...

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Celia Caulcott

10th June 2020

New Chair and trustees appointed to Quadram Institute Bioscience

Dr Celia Caulcott succeeds Dr Tim Brears as Chair of the Board of Trustees of Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB). Dr Caulcott first joined the Board of Trustees in 2017, became Chair from 14 May 2020, and is joined by three new trustees. The new...

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21st May 2020

New tool to translate communications between the microbiome and the body

A new tool developed by scientists at the Quadram Institute and Earlham Institute is helping to translate the complex communication between the microbiome and the body. The tool will be valuable for researchers trying to understand microbes influence health, the changes that lead to...

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