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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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New Study reveals unusual enzyme activity of gut bacteria

In an exciting new study published yesterday in the journal Nature Communications GHFS Research Leader Dr Nathalie Juge and her team have revealed an unusual enzymatic activity in gut bacteria Ruminococcus gnavus. Below Nathalie blogs about the study, and how it could ultimately offer insights beyond correlations between Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and changes in […]

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