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Archive | February, 2014

Dr Nathalie Juge

New funding to understand how beneficial bacteria break down carbohydrate

Dr Nathalie Juge has received just under £490,000 to work out at the molecular level how the beneficial bacteria in our guts break down insoluble dietary carbohydrate and host glycans – carbohydrates associated with proteins in the mucus layer that lines the gut. This is part of a larger project to be led by Professor […]

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How bacteria communicate with us to build a special relationship

Communication is vital to any successful relationship. Researchers from the Institute of Food Research and the University of East Anglia have discovered how the beneficial bacteria in our guts communicate with our own cells. This is a key step in understanding how our bodies maintain a close relationship with the population of gut bacteria that […]

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New insights into how our guts fight off invaders

Researchers at the Institute of Food Research and the University of Leeds have uncovered a mechanism our bodies use to fight off invading bacteria like Salmonella. It may also help to maintain the balance of good bacteria in our gut. The lining of our gut is a battleground where we have to constantly fight to […]

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Evolutionary approach to tackling Salmonella

The Institute of Food Research is pleased to welcome Dr Rob Kingsley as a new research leader in its Gut Health and Food Safety programme. Rob’s interests are in understanding how bacteria interact with the host, how they move through the food chain and how they cause disease. Rob is focusing on Salmonella, one of […]

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