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3rd July 2014

Year 10 students gets Insight into the life of a scientist

15 year old student Phoebe Ellwood from Framingham Earl High Scoool has been spending the week on the Year 10 Science Camp, which is designed to give an inspirational insight into life as a scientist at the Norwich Research Park. She spent part of...

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26th June 2014

Cutting sugar intake

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN)  has today published its draft report on Carbohydrates and Health. Public Health England (PHE) have also published a response, ‘Sugar Reduction: Responding to the Challenge.’ Ian Johnson, from the Institute of Food Research, is a member of the...

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17th June 2014

Optimising mushroom spawn production in Uganda

Scientists at the Institute of Food Research are helping in the expansion and diversification of mushroom cultivation in Uganda. A new two year project ultimately aims to improve the diets of Ugandans, increase the incomes of local farmers and create a sustainable trade through...

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16th June 2014

Don’t wash raw chicken – Food Safety Week 2014

The Institute of Food Research fully backs the Food Standards Agency’s call for people to stop washing raw chicken, to reduce the risk of contracting Campylobacter. The message, being launched in Food Safety Week, is a crucial part in a strategy to reduce the...

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5th June 2014

Bacillus cereus

Bacillus cereus are bacteria that cause serious illness in humans. Many cases of illness related to Bacillus cereus are caused by eating contaminated foods. The recent tragic cases involving babies in neonatal units are extremely unusual, as it appears the infections were through intravenous...

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28th May 2014

Inspiration for a life in science

Dr Charlotte Armah has taken part in a project recording the life stories of British researchers with minority ethnic heritage, which have been released as a series of video interviews by the Royal Society and the British library today. The videos aim to highlight...

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28th May 2014

What happens when we eat – IFR explains at the Big Bang Fair

IFR’s stand at this year’s Big Bang Science Fair was themed around the ‘Incredible Journey’ food takes through your body. In this video, produced by IET.TV and the IET, IFR’s Joanne Doleman explains what happens when we eat. The IFR stand ran a range...

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23rd May 2014

Planned New Food & Health Research Centre at the Norwich Research Park

A world-leading new centre for food and health research is planned for the Norwich Research Park. Funding partners include the Institute of Food Research (IFR), the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH), the University of East Anglia (UEA), and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences...

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22nd May 2014

Green and yellow – straw from oilseed as a new source of biofuels

The bright yellow fields of oilseed rape are a familiar sight at this time of year, but for scientists what lies beneath is just as exciting. Researchers at the Institute of Food Research are looking at how to turn straw from oilseed rape into...

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5th May 2014

What fuels Salmonella’s invasion strategy?

Certain strains of Salmonella bacteria such as Salmonella Typhimurium (S. Typhimurium) are among of the most common causes of food-borne gastroenteritis. Other strains of Salmonella such as S. Typhi are responsible for typhoid fever, which causes 200,000 deaths around the world each year. Ensuring...

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