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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Oct 4, 2016
What if mackerel could fight superbugs?
This was one of the “big questions of Irish science” posed by Science Foundation Ireland as part of their #sciencerising PR campaign associated with Science Week 2016. Mackerel is the source of formicin, a new antimicrobial recently iden More