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Dr Nathalie Juge

New study to investigate how we live in harmony with gut bacteria

A new project at the Institute of Food Research will look at the mechanisms our bodies use to live in harmony with the trillions of bacteria in our digestive system. Funding of £421,000 from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to Dr Nathalie Juge will produce new insights into how we maintain the […]

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Dr Nigel Belshaw

Epigenetics, folates and the human gut

IFR is exploring epigenetic changes in cells that line the human gut, which are linked to our vulnerability to developing cancer. Here, Professor Ian Johnson comments on DNA methylation, and on a new study from Nigel Belshaw’s group which suggests that prolonged exposure to increased, supra-nutritional doses of folic acid may cause these epigenetic changes […]

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International Workshop on Food and Gut Health

The Institute of Food Research, an institute of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), has hosted a three day workshop on food and gut health that brought together three leading organisations from the UK, France and the Netherlands to identify opportunities and priorities for trans-national cooperation in research, training and sharing of infrastructures.  […]

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