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How probiotic protects against pathogen infection in the gut

A collaborative study by researchers on the Norwich Research Park has indicated how certain probiotic bacteria can help reduce infection by pathogenic E. coli. Previous clinical studies have suggested that certain probiotic bacteria could prevent pathogenic bacteria from infecting the human gut. In particular, one common type of bacteria found naturally in our gut, the […]

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Microevolution key to Salmonella’s success

Research led by Dr Rob Kingsley from the Institute of Food Research has shown how Salmonella rapidly “microevolves” during an epidemic. It highlights how whole genome sequencing is important in tracking pathogenic bacteria.      Salmonella are one of the most common causes of bacterial disease in humans and animals. Part of their success comes from their […]

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Study points to how gut bacteria evolved host specificity

7 December 2016 The microbiota, the complex microbial community that we host in our gut, influences a number of different processes in our bodies, including metabolism and immunity. A change in the composition of the gut microbiota has been associated with a number of diseases. As we learn more about how these are linked, new […]

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Climate change and food safety – a complex and important issue

Changes in our planet’s climate are likely to have a number of implications for human health and welfare, including the safety of our food. Date 8 December 2015 The possible implications of climate change on availability and access to food (food sustainability) has been widely researched and debated. Climate change is generally seen as having […]

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