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Researchers have a nose for how probiotics could affect hay fever

A study has shown that a daily probiotic drink changed how cells lining the nasal passages of hay fever sufferers reacted to a single out-of-season challenge. However, it did not lead to significant changes in hay fever symptoms, although this challenge test may not have accurately represented natural allergen exposure. Our immune system must distinguish [...]

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IFR hosts transatlantic conference on ageing research

Over the last century, average life expectancy has increased by 30 years. In twenty years time, one in four  people will be over the age of 65. One of the greatest challenges facing us now is how to ensure that people can maintain good health as they age. The Institute of Food Research is hosting [...]

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Research opportunity pays dividends for Canadian graduate student

Justin McCarville, a master’s degree student in Applied Bioscience at the University Of Ontario Institute Of Technology has recently taken part in a three-month international internship at IFR, studying the immune response of the cells that line the gastrointestinal tract. [UOIT Announcement]  “When a chance to work with the IFR develops, you have to go [...]

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Not only living longer, but living healthier

[University of Bologna Press Release] IFR is a partner in a new EU-funded research project that is investigating how diet can help ensure that we remain healthy during old age. Immunological studies will feed into a study of how diet can affect a number of age-related conditions. People are living longer. Rising living standards, improved [...]

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