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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...

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....


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...

Clostridium difficile

17th October 2016

IFR helps to combat serious gut infections with FMT

A collaboration between the NNUH and IFR has been crucial to the success of the Faecal Microbiota Transplants (FMT) to combat Clostridium difficile infection, but this also extends beyond, as we are interested in learning more about exactly what makes this treatment so effective,...

Big C, Norfolk's Cancer Charity

10th October 2016

Quadram Institute’s £400,000 boost from Big C

Norwich Research Park’s (NRP) planned Quadram Institute (QI) partners received a huge boost to help mark the launch of a £3 million fundraising campaign with an opening £400,000 donation from Big C. “This significant donation is a tremendous contribution and kick starts the appeal...


21st September 2016

New technique to beat the food fraudsters

Shoppers can be more confident that their burgers are the real deal following a new method of testing for meat fraud developed on the Norwich Research Park. Exploiting subtle differences in a key meat protein, the addition of just 1% of horse into a...


12th September 2016

International conference on food bioactives and health

The Institute of Food Research hosted a major international conference dedicated to the study of bioactives and health in September 2016. Bioactives are compounds found naturally in foods that have some active effect on our bodies, and they have attracted a lot of interest...


21st July 2016

Reaction to new vitamin D recommendations

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) today published new recommendations that everyone should consume 10micrograms of vitamin D daily, the equivalent of about 400 International Units (IU). The main way we get vitamin D is through our bodies synthesising it on exposure to...


21st July 2016

SIRTainly all the craze right now; should sirtuin bioactives be part of our diet?

Scientists led by Dr Naiara Beraza at the Institute of Food Research on the Norwich Research Park are investigating the mechanisms underpinning the supposed beneficial effects of the ‘Sirtfood Diet’. Sirtfoods burst onto the health and nutrition scene earlier this year, making a splash...

Scanning electron micrograph showing EHEC (red) adhering to human intestinal biopsy epithelium

11th July 2016

Little gut reaction to enterohaemorrhagic E. coli

A recently published study has found some evidence that enterohaemorrhagic E.coli(EHEC) may be able to evade or suppress our immune system. EHEC (aka E. coli O157) causes around 1200 cases of food poisoning in the UK every year. Symptoms are serious, ranging from diarrhoea...


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