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Targeting cancer

4th February 2018

World Cancer Day

Part of the Quadram Institute’s mission is to understand how diet and gut health relate to cancer, and other chronic conditions. With a better understanding of the complex interactions between diet, the gut microbiome, genetics and physiology we can provide better dietary advice, improved...

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Predicted protein structure of novel botulinum neurotoxin eBonT/J

12th January 2018

Discovery of a new source of world’s deadliest toxin

Researchers from the Quadram Institute have identified genes encoding a previously undiscovered version of the botulinum neurotoxin in bacteria from a cow’s gut. This is the first time that an intact cluster of genes for making botulinum neurotoxin have been found outside of the...

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15th December 2014

Probing the structure of saliva’s protective film

A study at the Institute of Food Research has shown how common chemicals found in foods and oral hygiene products can alter the structure of the protective film that human saliva produces. Saliva has a number of functions, one of which is to coat...

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5th December 2014

IFR announces test for detecting horse meat

Scientists at the Institute of Food Research on the Norwich Research Park have teamed up with Oxford Instruments to develop a fast, cheap alternative to DNA testing as a means of distinguishing horse meat from beef. Because horses and cattle have different digestive systems,...

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26th November 2014

The trouble with Campylobacter

The anticipated publication by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) of specific retailer’s levels of Campylobacter bacteria on chicken meat tomorrow has brought the issue back to the forefront of consumers’ minds. Campylobacter is the most frequent cause of bacterial foodborne illness in the UK,...

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14th November 2014

Total Food 2014 Conference

Over 100 delegates attended the BBSRC-sponsored Total Food 2014, an international conference on the sustainable exploitation of agri-food co-products and related biomass. Hosted by the Institute of Food Research, under the auspices of the Royal Society of Chemistry (Food Group), the conference presented the latest...

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14th November 2014

How Campylobacter exploits chicken ‘juice’ highlights need for hygiene

A study from the Institute of Food Research has shown that Campylobacter’s persistence in food processing sites and the kitchen is boosted by ‘chicken juice.’ Organic matter exuding from chicken carcasses, “chicken juice”, provides these bacteria with the perfect environment to persist in the...

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14th November 2014

New peptide identification method to cope with unexpected modifications.

Current methods of identifying proteins are based on breaking down proteins into constituent smaller peptides, and matching patterns of peptide fragments to corresponding patterns from known peptides, or to theoretical predictions of these patterns. Where a database match is not possible, de novo sequencing...

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17th October 2014

#Mylifeinscience – Charlotte Armah takes part in Twitter conversation for Black History Month

To mark Black History Month 2014, IFR scientist Charlotte Armah is taking part in a live Twitter conversation on her life in science, and her experience of diversity within UK science. Hosted by The Royal Society, the conversation follows on from a series of...

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16th October 2014

Hail to the ale yeast

An image of a traditional British ale yeast strain from the National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) has been shortlisted as a finalist in the in the BBSRC’s Images with Impact competition. Saccharomyces cerevisiae NCYC1026 is a strain used in brewing, and is one...

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