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Bacteria and phages

Mar 27, 2017
Endless cycles of evolution? What drives bacterial strain diversity in the gut? Although there are a number of possible explanations, a recent opinion piece published in TRENDs in Microbiology by Dr Pauline Scanlan, a Royal Society – Science Foundation Ireland Research Fellow at the APC Micr More

Oatmeal, healthy bugs and a happy heart

Mar 14, 2017
Oatmeal, healthy bugs and a happy heart by Paul Ryan, previous APC PhD student, now studying medicine APC Microbiome Institute scientists have confirmed that gut microbes play a role in heart health.  We also demonstrated that we should consume porridge regularly to get the benefits of oat More

The Ageing Brain and the Microbiome

Mar 2, 2017
APC and Suntory Wellness Scientists Reconsider Metchnikoff by Dr Karen Scott, Postdoctoral Scientist, Brain-Gut-Microbiota Axis, APC Microbiome Institute Over one hundred years ago, Elie Metchnikoff, a Russian scientist and Nobel laureate working at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, hypothesis More

Milk is more than a drink

Milk is more than a drink - Cremo highlights APC Collaboration by Dr. Bernard L. Roy, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Cremo SA, Switzerland The APC Microbiome Institute and Cremo have been working together on collaborative projects since 2012 with the common vision of the maintenance of hea More

APC scientists contribute to BBC health programme 

Feb 1, 2017
Paul Cotter features in "Trust me, I'm a Doctor " What are fermented foods and which are best for improving our gut health? This is one of the questions addressed in the first episode of the new series of  “Trust me, I’m a Doctor” which was broadcast on BBC2 TV at 8pm on Wednesday 1 More

RIA Gold Medal for Fergus Shanahan

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

Breast feeding is particularly important for babies born by C-section

Jan 18, 2017
The microbiota of babies born by c-section can be optimised by breastfeeding By Dr Cian Hill, Prof Catherine Stanton and Prof. Anthony Ryan APC scientists have found that breast feeding is particularly important for babies born by Caesarean section, and especially those born early (<35 we More

APC at Congreso Futuro, Chile

Jan 10, 2017
APC at Congreso Futuro, Chile Prof. John F. Cryan  on panel "Bacteria - enemies or allies" Prof. John Cryan (Dept. Anatomy & Neuroscience and APC Microbiome Institute) was a guest speaker at the Futures Congress http://www.congresodelfuturo.cl/, which took place between from 9th -15th J More
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