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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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19th May 2022

How cranberries could improve memory and ward off dementia

A new study highlights the neuroprotective potential of cranberries for health. The research team from the University of East Anglia, working with scientists at the Quadram Institute, studied the benefits of consuming the equivalent of a cup of cranberries a day among 50 to...

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11th May 2022

Quadram scientists win policy impact award for global work on pandemic

Work led by Professor Rob Kingsley at the Quadram Institute to help countries in the developing world to track and hunt new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has won the UEA innovation and impact award for outstanding impact in policy and practice. Scientists at...

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4th May 2022

Faecal transplants reverse hallmarks of ageing

In the search for eternal youth, poo transplants may seem like an unlikely way to reverse the ageing process. However, scientists at the Quadram Institute and University of East Anglia have provided evidence, from research in mice, that transplanting faecal microbiota from young into...

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2nd May 2022

Coronavirus jams communication signals to immune cells in the gut

A computer model could help to reveal how some infectious diseases – including COVID-19 – trigger an overactive immune response in certain patients, which can drive inflammation and lead to serious complications or even death. The work, published in Nature Partner Journal Systems Biology...

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28th April 2022

Uncovering hidden genetic connections for personalised medicine

A new precision medicine tool discovers hidden genetic connections that could improve personalised medicine for IBD, and other complex conditions All humans carry genetic variations in their DNA, called Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) that can underlie susceptibility to diseases such as diabetes and cancer....

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22nd April 2022

Quadram scientist’s global work on hunting COVID variants shortlisted for impact award

Work led by Professor Rob Kingsley at the Quadram Institute to help countries in the developing world to track and hunt new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has been shortlisted for a UEA innovation and impact award. Scientists at the Quadram started sequencing the...

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20th April 2022

Bacteria linked to aggressive prostate cancer

Researchers at the University of East Anglia in collaboration with the Quadram Institute have found a link between bacteria and aggressive forms of prostate cancer. They identified five types of bacteria which were common in urine and tissue samples from men with aggressive prostate...

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11th April 2022

New network unites researchers investigating immunity and ageing

Professor Lindsay Hall is part of a new network of researchers working on the immune system, and how immunity changes with ageing. The CARINA (CAtalyst Reducing ImmuNe Ageing) Network has been funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences...

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24th March 2022

Positive evaluation of new method for rapid drug-resistant tuberculosis profiling

Drug-resistance is a major barrier to global efforts to reduce incidence of TB, which was the second leading infectious killer after COVID-191 in 2020. The lack of rapid, accurate and information-rich tests for DR-TB is exacerbating its spread; major healthcare organisations and Non-Governmental Organisations...

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