Tag Archives | Arthur Thompson
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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Salmonella Typhimurium

New resources deliver insights into Salmonella’s virulence

Dr Arthur Thompson and his team at the IFR have uncovered new insights into how Salmonella is so well equipped to survive against our bodies’ defences. Building on a comprehensive survey of which genes are turned on in Salmonella, they have now extended the number of start sites defined for Salmonella genes and new non-coding RNAs. This [...]

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Assessing a new technique for ensuring fresh produce remains Salmonella-free

Researchers at the Institute of Food Research have tested a new technique to ensure fresh produce is free of bacterial contamination. Plasmas are a mix of highly energetic particles created when gases are excited by an energy source. They can be used to destroy bacteria but as new research shows, some can hide from its [...]

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European cooperation to reduce risks from persistent bacteria in food processing

Dr Arthur Thompson is a partner in a recently-funded 4 year COST Action (European Cooperation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research) coordinated by Dr. Hulya Olmez at TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Centre Food Institute, Turkey. The aim of this new Action is the mitigation of bacterial colonisation and persistence on foods and food processing [...]

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Salmonella

Understanding how bacteria come back from the dead

Salmonella remains a serious cause of food poisoning in the UK and throughout the EU, in part due to its ability to thrive and quickly adapt to the different environments in which it can grow. New research involving a team of IFR scientists, funded by BBSRC, has taken the first detailed look at what Salmonella [...]

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Salmonella

Next generation sequencing surveys Salmonella

Strains of Salmonella bacteria cause over a billion cases of illness worldwide each year, and over 500,000 deaths. Most infection occurs through contaminated food and water. As part of the strategy to find ways to reduce the effects of Salmonella, Dr Arthur Thompson and colleagues at the Institute of Food Research have produced the first [...]

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