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Archive | May, 2014

Charlotte Armah

Inspiration for a life in science

Dr Charlotte Armah has taken part in a project recording the life stories of British researchers with minority ethnic heritage, which have been released as a series of video interviews by the Royal Society and the British library today. The videos aim to highlight the diversity of people working in science, and are extracted from […]

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Planned New Food & Health Research Centre at the Norwich Research Park

A world-leading new centre for food and health research is planned for the Norwich Research Park. Funding partners include the Institute of Food Research (IFR), the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH), the University of East Anglia (UEA), and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).  Researchers from IFR, UEA and NNUH will be […]

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Green and yellow – straw from oilseed as a new source of biofuels

The bright yellow fields of oilseed rape are a familiar sight at this time of year, but for scientists what lies beneath is just as exciting. Researchers at the Institute of Food Research are looking at how to turn straw from oilseed rape into biofuel. Preliminary findings are pointing at ways the process could be […]

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Salmonella Typhimurium

What fuels Salmonella’s invasion strategy?

Certain strains of Salmonella bacteria such as Salmonella Typhimurium (S. Typhimurium) are among of the most common causes of food-borne gastroenteritis. Other strains of Salmonella such as S. Typhi are responsible for typhoid fever, which causes 200,000 deaths around the world each year. Ensuring food is clear of contamination, and water is clean are key […]

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Vital role for farming in battling obesity

At the recent Nuffield Farming Arden Conference, Professor Tim Brocklehurst joined calls highlighting the roles that farmers can play in battling the obesity epidemic. Obesity related illness costs the NHS almost £20billion each year, and that figure is rising. Healthier diets could significantly reduce that, but so far the population as a whole hasn’t embraced […]

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