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4th March 2016

Discovery of mechanism for transfer of botulinum neurotoxin genes

A new study has shown how Clostridium botulinum could potentially transfer their deadly neurotoxin genes to other bacteria. This highlights the need for constant vigilance in identifying new threats to food safety. The botulinum neurotoxin is the most potent known, and has been much...

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19th February 2016

Norwich to be home to the Quadram Institute, a new Food & Health research centre

The Quadram Institute is the name of the new centre for food and health research to be located at the heart of the Norwich Research Park, one of Europe’s largest single-site concentrations of research in food, health and environmental sciences.  Building of a new...

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Tamas Korcsmaros

3rd February 2016

Autophagy – A review of techniques

The third edition of “Guidelines for the use and interpretation of assays for monitoring autophagy” was recently published in the leading journal Autophagy,featuring TGAC’s Autophagy Regulatory Network resource and co-authored by Dr Tamas Korcsmaros, Computational Biology Fellow at The Earlham Institute and the Quadram...

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15th January 2016

More weapons but less ammo: benefits and drawbacks of selenium supplementation for immunity

A more thorough evaluation of selenium supplementation is needed, to better understand its benefits to our immune system, and the risks. This is the finding of a new study from the Institute of Food Research, and funded by the Food Standards Agency, which has...

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15th January 2016

New research quantifies Clostridium botulinum spores in raw food materials

A study from the Institute of Food Research has provided new evidence on the background levels of spores of Clostridium botulinum in raw food ingredients that is helping the food industry deliver safe chilled foods more sustainably. Botulism is a serious form of food...

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20th December 2012

IFST Spring Conference 2013 – Securing the future supply of food:challenges and opportunities

The IFST 2013 Spring conference, being held jointly with IFR, will take place on 17-18 April 2013 in Norwich. We are pleased to announce that Marks and Spencer are our prime sponsor for the conference, which will highlight some of the key agricultural challenges facing the...

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19th December 2012

IFR Gangnam Style

This video was produced by the staff and students  for Christmas 2012, who wanted to get across their passion and enjoyment for working at IFR and in food research. They wanted to produce something humorous that appealed to young people and showed that as well...

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14th December 2012

Vietnamese delegation fostering collaboration

The Institute of Food Research hosted visitors from Vietnam, lead by the Vice Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Bui Ba Bong. The delegation was interested in IFR’s research into food safety, food bioactives and exploitation of co-products from the...

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13th December 2012

Computational model of intestinal crypt cells developed

The lining of the small intestine has a very complicated architecture, partly to increase the surface area through which it can absorb nutrients. It is covered in microscopic folds, called villi, with pits, known as crypts, between them. In these crypts are stem cells that drive...

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12th December 2012

Beneficial effects of dietary bioactive peptides and polyphenols on cardiovascular health in humans (BACCHUS)

Paul Kroon and Paul Finglas from the Institute of Food Research are leading a new collaborative project called BACCHUS, funded by the European Commission, that will help small businesses develop robust scientific evidence to back up health claims for new, innovative food and drink products...

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