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Salmonella

How Salmonella synchronises its invasion plan

A new study from the Institute of Food Research has uncovered a mechanism by which Salmonella bacteria organise the expression of genes required for infection. Salmonella bacteria are the leading cause of food borne illness in the EU. Part of what makes them so successful is their ability to invade our bodies, overcoming our natural […]

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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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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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Dr Arthur Thompson

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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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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Samonella

Researchers to identify the secrets of Salmonella’s survival

The Institute of Food Research, strategically funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), is to collaborate with the University of Sheffield to investigate how Salmonella survives during its lifecycle within our bodies, as a way of finding chinks in its armour that can be exploited to develop new therapies. Salmonella enterica serovar […]

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Dr Ana Fernández

Developing innovative processes to ensure fresh food is safe

IFR researchers have recently reviewed the use of cold atmospheric plasmas to inactivate Salmonella to assess their use by fresh or minimally-processed food producers. A growing demand for fresh produce is presenting a challenge to the food industry to supply safe food with minimal processing. It is crucial that these foods are supplied without microbial […]

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