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2nd March 2017

Quadram Institute reaches major construction landmark

The construction of the Quadram Institute, Norwich Research Park’s state-of-the-art new centre for food and health research, reached a significant stage in March with the final cement pouring. George Freeman MP, chair of the Prime Minister’s Policy Board and former UK Minister for Life Sciences,...

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Simon Carding

7th February 2017

ME/CFS talks held in Norwich

An event held in Norwich in January 2017 gave the public a chance to hear about some of the biomedical research being undertaken on the debilitating condition ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis). The event was hosted in conjunction with Invest in ME Research, a charity promoting biomedical...

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Bifidobacterium breve

25th January 2017

New evidence of how gut microbes affect Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Scientists have uncovered a new mechanism linking bacteria in the gut to Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). They have found that certain bacteria release molecules that interact with the lining of the gut to influence a process known as epithelial cell shedding. This shedding process...

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24th January 2017

Finding new cancer drugs in the neighbourhood

In the search for new drugs to combat cancer, it might be worth calling on the neighbours. Computational biologists have looked at the complex networks of interacting proteins that drive cancer formation, and found that targeting the neighbours of cancer-causing proteins may be just...

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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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