Aug 21, 2017
APC Microbiome Institute hosts a Festival of Neurogastroenterology
This week sees the APC Microbiome Institute host a festival of neurogastroenterology in University College Cork, culminating with NeuroGASTRO 2017 (August 24-26th; http://www.neurogastro2017.org/), the flagship conference of the More
Jul 28, 2017
New App from APC
by Marc McCarthy, APC Research Support Officer
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I am proud to announce that Mind Your Microbes (APC’s newest iPad App) has been release More
Using next gen sequencing to detect pathogenic strains in food products
By Aaron Walsh, PhD student, APC Microbiome Institute, Teagasc Food Research
Foodborne pathogens are responsible for millions of illnesses annually. The rapid detection of pathogenic strains in food products is essent More
Jun 20, 2017
APC Scientists Uncover Critical Role for Microbes in Mediating Gut Pain
by John Cryan
APC Scientists have shown that, at least in mice, gut bacteria play a key role in regulating abdominal pain and its associated changes in the brain and spinal cord.
Visceral pain is a global term used to More
May 27, 2017
Fergus Shanahan and John Cryan elected to Royal Irish Academy
Professor Fergus Shanahan and Prof John Cryan were among eighteen new members elected to the Royal Irish Academy, Ireland’s leading body of experts in the sciences and humanities.
Since 1785 membership of the Academy More
Congratulations to the APC Winners at Irish Laboratory Awards 2017!
APC Microbiome Institute researchers were well represented among the winners of this year's Irish Laboratory Awards.
- "Scientist of the Year" Prof Catherine Stanton
- "Food Laboratory of the Year" and "Commercial Laborat More
May 19, 2017
World IBD Day is today (May 19th 2017). The Main Quadrangle in University College Cork, and many famous landmarks worldwide, will be lit in purple to raise awareness about Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, which are Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD).
Forty thousand people in Irela More
May 18, 2017
A Role for the Microbiome in Regulating Fear Responses
New research from the APC has shown that the microbiome regulates fear responses and modifies the brain function of adult mice.
The research shows at least in animal models, that major disturbances in communication between the gut micro More
May 3, 2017
How bacterial viruses can change medicine as we know it
Science Foundation Ireland and the Irish International Business Network (IIBN) are partnering together to deliver an evening of insight into the world of bacterial viruses – the most abundant entities on earth.
Bacterial viruses, or p More
Francesca Bottacini receives FEMS-ESMID Award
Many congratulations to Dr Francesca Bottacini who has received a FEMS-ESMID Award.
The FEMS-ESCMID Award is a joint initiative with the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) to foster and recogniz More