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Archive | December, 2013

Professor Keith Waldron in the Biorefinery at IFR

New funding puts Norwich at the heart of green technologies

With over £5.5 million of funding over five years, researchers at the Institute of Food Research and the John Innes Centre will help make the UK a world leader in industrial biotechnology.  Four of 13 new national ‘Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy’ announced by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) will be co-led […]

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The swirling coloured patterns caught in this snapshot of the surface of a soap bubble are caused by variations in the thickness of the liquid film, revealing the highly mobile nature of a surfactant covered interface. Image courtesy of Paul Gunning

New method for quantifying stability of emulsions

A recent paper on using atomic force microscopy to study and measure properties of oil droplets, such as those in food emulsions, was featured on the back cover of the journal Soft Matter. Understanding, at the molecular level, more about emulsions, and how fats and oils behave during digestion is an important part of IFR’s research […]

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Should we still take vitamin D supplements?

A new systematic review of evidence, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, suggests that low levels of vitamin D levels are a consequence of ill health, rather than a cause of it, casting strong doubt on the value of vitamin D supplements. Daniel Lock and his PhD supervisor Nigel Belshaw are investigating the effects of vitamin D […]

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