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20th February 2015

Is food a possible route of Clostridium difficile infection?

A recent article published by IFR’s Emeritus Fellow Dr Barbara Lund and Professor Mike Peck in the journal “Foodborne Pathogens and Disease” reviews the question whether food may be a route of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). C. difficile is a major cause of illness...

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9th February 2015

New resource to study the mechanism and regulation of autophagy to fight human disease

Tamás Korcsmáros, Computational Biology Fellow at The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) and the Institute of Food Research (IFR), has led the development of an Autophagy Regulatory Network (ARN) online resource to further research in this human cellular process, to help combat cancer and neurodegenerative...

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5th February 2015

Reining in the Yeast Tree of Life

Members of IFR’s National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) have joined forces with computer scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) to validate novel approaches to constructing a tree of life. Finding evolutionary trees that best describe how species or sub-species are related...

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4th February 2015

Emily Completes Management Diploma in Record Time

Emily Smith, Programme Manager of the Gut Health and Food Safety Strategic Research Programme at The Institute of Food Research (IFR), has completed a management course at Fife College in record time. Emily began the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Diploma in Programme and Project...

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4th February 2015

New yeast species marks milestone for collection

The National Collection of Yeast Cultures at the Institute of Food Research has added the 4,000th yeast strain to its publicly-available collection. ‘NCYC 4000’ was found at the bottom of a collapsed magma chamber on Santa Cruz, one of the Galápagos Islands. It was...

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2nd February 2015

Heroes of Food Research celebrated in Norwich

The Institute of Food Research is holding an exhibition celebrating its Heroes of Food Research – you! The event at the Forum on Tuesday 10th February is highlighting the crucial role that volunteers play in food research. The very best evidence for the beneficial...

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26th January 2015

The importance of nutrition in food security

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Commons Select Committee has recently  published its report into Food security, focused on demand, consumption and waste. The report highlights the health impacts of poor diet and over-consumption. The Committee’s Chair, Anne McIntosh said “Despite efforts to promote...

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15th January 2015

Complexities in improving health through what we eat

Whilst there is no doubt that reducing excessive levels of salt, fat and sugar in the diet will have benefits on the nation’s overall health, how we achieve this needs to be based on the best available scientific evidence. We believe that this is...

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13th January 2015

European Parliament passes legislation allowing GM member state opt out

We need inexpensive, safe and nutritious foods to feed the world’s growing population, and should consider all options that could help overcome challenges to maintaining our food supply. Genetic modification is just one of these options, but it has the potential to produce nutritionally...

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8th January 2015

Leading scientist to develop new Centre for Food and Health and to head the Institute of Food Research

The Institute of Food Research is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Ian Charles as its new Director and to lead the programme to develop the UK’s new Centre for Food & Health to be based at the Norwich Research Park. Professor Charles...

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