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19th February 2021

Addressing the vitamin B12 insufficiency pandemic

New findings could improve the biomanufacturing of B12, a crucial vitamin that is missing from vegan diets and one which remains prohibitively expensive. Vitamin B12 is an essential micronutrient which plays a role in supporting red blood cell production, energy, metabolism and nerve function,...

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4th February 2021

Anti-inflammatory effects behind fruit and veg compound uncovered

Quercetin, found in onions, apples, tea and other leafy vegetables, alters metabolic processes in vascular cells in a way that would protect against inflammation. Inflammation is a natural process used by the body to protect itself against immediate harm, but if it is prolonged...

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29th January 2021

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 within the last 2 weeks, to help understand more about the virus. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19), caused...

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11th January 2021

New flour brings health power of pulses to our daily bread

Researchers from the Quadram Institute and King’s College London have shown that replacing wheat flour with a new ingredient derived from chickpeas improved the glycaemic response of people eating white bread. The ingredient uses specially-developed milling and drying processes that preserves cellular structure, making...

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microscopy image of Salmonella biofilm

11th January 2021

Researchers provide new insights into how antibiotic resistance develops

Researchers at the Quadram Institute on the Norwich Research park have shown how the development of antibiotic resistance by bacteria can have ‘side-effects’ for them including affecting their ability to cause disease. Antibiotic resistance remains one of the greatest challenges to global health with...

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14th December 2018

Award recognises fruitful collaboration with Jiangsu Province, China

Professor Arjan Narbad from the Quadram Institute on the Norwich Research Park has received a prestigious award by China’s Jiangsu Province. The competitive award is presented to foreign nationals who have made significant contribution or formed successful collaborations with Jiangsu Province. Arjan was nominated...

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14th December 2018

Different bacterial strains vary in their ability to restore the microbiome after antibiotic treatment

A new study from the Quadram Institute and Jiangnan University has highlighted how different strains of probiotic bacteria differed in their ability to restore the microbiota of mice that had received antibiotics. Antibiotics are administered to combat disease-causing bacteria, but their effects are indiscriminate...

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Oscar Gonzalez

10th December 2018

Speed-breeding: from space to the benchtop

Scientists from the Norwich Research Park recently announced how they’ve adapted speed-breeding technology originally developed by NASA to improve the productivity of crop plant breeding programmes. Here Oscar Gonzalez from the Quadram Institute blogs about his role in this project. Oscar worked with colleagues...

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8th December 2018

State-of-the-art endoscopy centre opens at Quadram Institute

The Gastroenterology department at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) has moved some of its services to the state-of-the-art Quadram Institute and welcomes its first patients on Monday 10th December. The multi-million pound facility on Norwich Research Park will be home to a...

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Dr Alison Mather

8th November 2018

Alison Mather recognised as one of the UK’s Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness 2018

Alison Mather has been named as one of 50 female leaders in healthcare business in the UK. Produced by BioBeat, 50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness 2018 emphasises the current role of women in leading, inspiring and innovating to ensure new technologies and treatments...

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