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6th March 2023

Quadram Institute scientists take their research to Parliament

Dr Katharine Seton and Dr Eleftheria Trampari are attending Parliament to present their biosciences research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of STEM for BRITAIN on Monday 6th March. Katharine is investigating the immune response to gut...

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microscopy image showing bacteriophages on bacterial cells

21st February 2023

Quadram Institute phages expertise informs parliamentary select committee

Quadram Institute scientist Dr Evelien Adriaenssens has given written evidence to a House of Commons select committee on the use of bacteriophages to help tackle the global health challenge of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The House of Commons Science and Technology select committee issued a...

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An illustration of viruses.

13th February 2023

Taxonomy goes viral: a new set of consensus principles to classify the virosphere

Taxonomy goes viral: a new set of consensus principles to classify the virosphere The official body charged with virus classification has released four new principles that bring order to the viral world. This provides a unified framework that will enable all viruses to be...

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A microscopy image of separated chickpea cells containing resistant starch under the microscope. They are oval forms, with dark blue spheres inside.

10th February 2023

Bread made from a new type of flour keeps you fuller for longer

Bread made from a new type of whole cell pulse flour can lower blood glucose (sugar) levels and keep you fuller for longer, new research has found. A study published recently in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition by researchers from the Quadram Institute...

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Sir Patrick unveils a green plaque, from behind blue curtains at the Quadram Institute,

6th February 2023

Sir Patrick Vallance opens the Quadram Institute during Norwich Research Park visit 

  Sir Patrick Vallance, along with the Chief Scientific Adviser at the Food Standards Agency, Prof Robin May, visited the Quadram Institute and unveiled a commemorative plaque at the £75 million institute which first opened its doors in 2018/19. The Government Chief Scientific Adviser...

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30th December 2021

Warning on vitamin B12 deficiency for vegans and vegetarians

In the run up to Veganuary leading researchers are warning of the dangers of a quiet epidemic of vitamin B12 deficiency in people who follow increasingly popular plant-based diets. Plant-based diets (vegetarian or vegan) are becoming significantly more popular as people look to adopt a diet that...

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22nd December 2021

New research has helped unravel the role of a key molecule in cholestatic liver disease

Researchers from the Quadram Institute, University of East Anglia and Technische Universität Braunschweig found that, in mice, a key metabolic regulator triggers cells in the immune system to attack liver cells, progressing the disease. Uncovering the role of this molecule, called SIRT 1, opens...

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8th December 2021

How the body uses fat to fight infection

New research from the University of East Anglia and Quadram Institute reveals how our immune cells use the body’s fat stores to fight infection. The research, published today in the journal Nature Communications, could help develop new approaches to treating people with bacterial infections....

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17th November 2021

Beating biofilms: new study identifies essential genes for bacterial survival in the environment

Scientists from the Quadram Institute at the Norwich Research Park have made an important discovery into the workings of bacterial communities. Using a newly developed method, they have discovered the genes used by bacteria to live within complex communities called biofilms. This could lead...

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17th November 2021

Same day test identifies secondary infections in COVID-19 patients

A same-day test has been shown to successfully identify secondary infections for patients on intensive care in hours rather than days, according to research from Guy’s and St Thomas’ and the Quadram Institute. The DNA sequencing-based test was evaluated by doctors in the intensive...

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