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RIA Gold Medal for Fergus Shanahan

Feb 1, 2017
Lifetime Scholarly Contribution Recognised by RIA Professor Fergus Shanahan, Director, APC Microbiome Institute, and Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at University College Cork has been awarded a Royal Irish Academy Gold Medal along with Professor Louis Cullen, TCD. The meda More

Feed your Microbes-Block your Stress

Jan 24, 2017
APC  Scientists Uncover Dietary Mechanism to Reverse the Effects of Stress by Prof John Cryan Hippocrates said “Led food be thy medicine” and efforts are increasing to develop dietary strategies to target stress-related disorders such as depression and anxiety. There is growing evide More

APC Co-hosts International Meeting on Bile Acids

Dec 19, 2016
Bile Acids in the Small Intestine and Colon: Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Therapeutic Opportunities Dr Cormac Gahan (APC Microbiome Institute) and Dr. Stephen Keely (RCSI) were co-recipients of Catalyst Award funding from Science Foundation Ireland to host an International Conference on B More

Green pastures deliver superior dairy products

Dec 13, 2016
The scientific evidence for “Origin Green” by Tom O'Callaghan, PhD student,  Prof Catherine Stanton and Prof Paul Ross The vast majority of cows in the world are fed indoors and see little of the lush pastures that we are so used to here in Ireland. Ireland’s dairy and meat herds are More


Dec 6, 2016
Healthy Aging – Focus on Caregiver Stress and Cognition Caring for a relative with dementia comes with an underappreciated cost to the health of the caregiver. This important and unpaid work may contribute considerable stress to the caregiver. The health impacts of caregiving are the focus More

Gut Instinct

Nov 25, 2016
APC and the  Glucksman probe gut-brain link   APC’s John Cryan has teamed up with the Glucksman Gallery for the Gut Instinct exhibition which opened at the gallery on 24th November and runs until 19 March 2017.  Be sure to visit and watch out for the associated scientific programm More

Public Forum CARING Perspectives

CARING Perspectives: Living with Dementia and the Caregiver Experience Who cares for the caregivers? This is one of the questions that was on the agenda of a public symposium  held on Monday 28th November, 2016 at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, UCC, from 2-6pm. The symposium provided a number More

APC Faculty Awarded €1.8m Research Funding

Oct 21, 2016
SFI SIRG and CDA funding announced APC researchers have been awarded almost €1.8m through Science Foundation Ireland’s Starting Investigator Research Grant (SIRG) and Career Development Award (CDA) Programmes.  The SIRG and CDA awards help early and mid-career researchers to develop essent More

Metagenomic Analysis of Kefir

Oct 6, 2016
Does kefir promote health? Kefir is a dairy beverage produced when kefir grain is added to milk to initiate a natural fermentation. The grains are known to contain a vast range of beneficial microbes, and APC has published some new insights into their health promoting properties (http://msyste More