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Archive | December, 2012

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IFST Spring Conference 2013 – Securing the future supply of food:challenges and opportunities

The IFST 2013 Spring conference, being held jointly with IFR, will take place on 17-18 April 2013 in Norwich. We are pleased to announce that Marks and Spencer are our prime sponsor for the conference, which will highlight some of the key agricultural challenges facing the food chain and explore the most up-to-date food science and technology […]

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Dr. Bui Ba Bong and David Boxer

Vietnamese delegation fostering collaboration

The Institute of Food Research hosted visitors from Vietnam, lead by the Vice Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Bui Ba Bong. The delegation was interested in IFR’s research into food safety, food bioactives and exploitation of co-products from the food chain, with a view to future collaborations and learning from […]

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A biopsy of the human small intestine visualised with a confocal laser scanning microscope.

Computational model of intestinal crypt cells developed

The lining of the small intestine has a very complicated architecture, partly to increase the surface area through which it can absorb nutrients. It is covered in microscopic folds, called villi, with pits, known as crypts, between them. In these crypts are stem cells that drive the continual renewing of cells lining the surface. When this process […]

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Beneficial effects of dietary bioactive peptides and polyphenols on cardiovascular health in humans (BACCHUS)

Paul Kroon and Paul Finglas from the Institute of Food Research are leading a new collaborative project called BACCHUS, funded by the European Commission, that will help small businesses develop robust scientific evidence to back up health claims for new, innovative food and drink products that will help improve cardiovascular health. In past years, we have […]

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Dr Nigel Belshaw

New evidence for epigenetic effects of diet in healthy ageing

New research in human volunteers has shown that molecular changes to our genes, known as epigenetic marks, are driven mainly by ageing but are also affected by what we eat. The study showed that whilst age had the biggest effects on these molecular changes, selenium and vitamin D status reduced the accumulation of epigenetic changes, […]

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