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microscopy image showing bacteriophages on bacterial cells

27th July 2022

The Phage of Enlightenment: new study to uncover role of bacteriophages in the microbiome

Bacteriophages in the microbiome are the focus of a new project at the Quadram Institute that will uncover how they interact with the gut to influence health. Dr Evelien Adriaenssens has received funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to study...

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26th July 2022

Quadram communications team shortlisted for top public relations awards

The Quadram Institute communications team has been shortlisted for two prestigious Chartered Institute of Public Relations awards. The team at the Quadram Institute on the Norwich Research Park has been shortlisted for the awards in the Chartered Institute of Public Relations Pride Awards 2022....

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28th June 2022

Maternal microbiome promotes healthy development of baby

Researchers studying mice have found the first evidence of how a mother’s gut microbes, the maternal microbiome, can help in the development of the placenta, and the healthy growth of the baby. Scientists from the Quadram Institute, University of East Anglia and University of...

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23rd June 2022

Quadram Institute scientists support Big C Nourish & Nurture Programme

Food scientists at the Quadram Institute are supporting Big C’s new 12-week patient-centred nutrition and wellness intervention programme for individuals living with cancer. The Quadram Institute on Norwich Research Park is home to the UK’s National Capability for food data and to leading scientists who research the...

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20th June 2022

Major investment for faecal microbiota transplant facility in Norwich

A pioneering faecal microbiota treatment implemented locally by scientists and NHS doctors at the Quadram Institute for people with recurrent infections of a superbug will benefit from a £500,000 investment in new facilities. Faecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) – is a National Institute for Clinical...

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7th June 2022

Physiology graduates contribute £22.6 billion to the UK economy every year

A new report launching in Parliament today and featuring a case study from Dr Priscilla Day-Walsh from the Quadram Institute shows that physiology graduates contribute £22.6 billion to the UK economy ever year. This is equal to supporting 777,200 jobs. In the first independent...

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7th June 2022

Quadram Institute hosts new Food Safety Network tackling £9 billion food safety challenge

Food poisoning is a major health challenge costing the UK up to £9 billion each year. To help tackle the problem, the Food Standards Agency and Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have invested £1.6m into a new Food Safety Research Network, hosted...

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A medical illustration of drug–resistant, nontyphoidal, Salmonella sp. bacteria. Original image sourced from US Government department: Public Health Image Library, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

2nd June 2022

Genomic surveillance spotlights Salmonella in Brazilian poultry

Researchers have used genome surveillance for Salmonella on Brazilian chicken to better understand the impact on global public health of intensive poultry farming. Scientists from the Quadram Institute, University of East Anglia, UK Health Security Agency, Animal and Plant Health Agency in the UK and...

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25th May 2022

Gene editing for more nutritious crops

Researchers from the Quadram Institute have today welcomed the Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill announced by the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The legislation will support the efforts of scientists to develop the future foods we need to help overcome the...

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granule cells (labelled in green) laying in the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus

24th May 2022

How do microbes living in our gut modulate brain and behaviour?

Researchers from the Quadram Institute working with colleagues from the University of East Anglia have uncovered from studies in mice the role of a key member of the gut microbiota influences communication between the gut and the brain. The study provides evidence of how...

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