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19th October 2023

Quadram Institute backs call for a research roadmap for ME/CFS in the UK

The Department of Health and Social Care’s interim plan identifies key problems surrounding low capacity and capability to respond to research needs, low awareness of need of research in ME/CFS, and low levels of funded research. Six rapid actions are proposed as part of...

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An illustration of silhouettes of family members holding hands and gut microbes

18th October 2023

Keeping it in the family

Scientists on the Norwich Research Park are looking to recruit family members, and their microbiomes, to a study into how we share microbes between us. The PEARL-AGE Study at the Quadram Institute and Earlham Institute is looking for families with as many members as...

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Three circular Petri dishes arranged in a triangle growing streaks of Staphylococcus capitis

4th October 2023

Tracking bacteria behind life-threatening sepsis in premature babies

A new study from the Quadram Institute and University of East Anglia into sepsis in neonatal babies has uncovered the secrets of the bacteria’s success in causing this life-threatening condition.

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A microscope image showing Section of hippocampus showing the granule cells (in green) projecting their dendrites towards the upper and lower layers

21st September 2023

Sweet memory: how sugar proteins in gut mucus offer protection against cognitive decline

Globally, around 50 million people are living with dementia, but the causes of conditions like Alzheimer’s disease are complex and not understood. A new study in mice from the Quadram Institute and University of East Anglia has uncovered a role for intestinal mucus in...

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Pea shoots biofortified with vitamin B12

21st September 2023

Plant-powered innovations: UK researchers boost B12 in pea shoots using aeroponics

This breakthrough could contribute to more sustainable and healthier diets, in line with the Eat Lancet Planetary Health Diet and the recent WWF Eat4Life dietary recommendations. Biofortification is the process of enhancing the nutritional value of crops through biotechnology, traditional plant breeding or agronomic...

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13th September 2023

Two new Trustees join Board of Quadram Institute Bioscience

Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB) is delighted to announce the appointment of two new members to its Board of Trustees. Quadram Institute Bioscience is one of the partners that forms the Quadram Institute, together with the University of East Anglia, the Norfolk and Norwich University...

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a circular dish filled with jelly. the left half of the jelly is red with darker patches. The right half is clear with purple coplured Salmoella bacteria growing in streaks in the top quarter

2nd August 2023

Know your enemy – how genomic sequencing can help ensure safe food

Scientists at the Quadram Institute have shown how genome sequencing can be used to better understand the causes, sources and risks posed by food poisoning bacteria

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Oxford nanopore sequencing on a computer.

26th July 2023

The World Health Organization supports the use of targeted sequencing to detect drug resistance in tuberculosis

The World Health Organisation today announced that a rapid sequencing solution being developed by Oxford Nanopore meets the class-based performance criteria to detect drug resistance after TB diagnosis, to guide clinical decision-making for drug-resistant TB treatment. This is among the first sequencing-based tests to...

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18th July 2023

Quadram scientists explore drug-resistant E.coli urinary tract infections in Norfolk

Researchers at the Quadram Institute have studied urinary tract infections (UTIs) in hundreds of NHS patients from across Norfolk in the first study of its kind for the region. Scientists studied one of the main bacteria which causes UTIs, E.coli, in samples taken from...

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A close up of chocolate

29th June 2023

How genetics, diet and gut health influence Alzheimer’s risk

Recent research has linked gut health to Alzheimer’s disease. And dietary compounds found in foods including fruits and vegetables, tea and dark chocolate, have been found to reduce Alzheimer’s risk. Now, the team want to better understand how these compounds, called polyphenols, influence the...

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