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British Pharmacological Society Appointment

Feb 21, 2017
niall-hylandbps_picture Dr Niall Hyland Appointed Vice President of the British Pharmacological Society APC Faculty member Dr. Niall Hyland, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, has been appointed Vice President of the British Pharmacological Society (BPS) with responsibility for meetings. The BPS is a More

APC scientists contribute to BBC health programme 

Feb 1, 2017
paulcottertrustmeimadoctordec2016 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

Royal Irish Academy-Gold Medals 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
johncryanteddinangutinstinctweb APC  Scientists Uncover Dietary Mechanism to Reverse the Effects of Stress 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 evidence that microbes in t More

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

Jan 18, 2017
infantmet2017microbiome The microbiota of babies born by c-section can be optimised by breastfeeding APC scientists have found that breast feeding is particularly important for babies born by Caesarean section, and especially those born early (<35 weeks), as it helps to develop a more “normal” gut microbiota (b More

Prof. John F. Cryan as Guest Speaker at the VI Futures Congress

Jan 10, 2017
congreso-futuro-090117_816x428 Prof. John F. Cryan to speak at Chilean Government-sponsored Congress of the Future. Prof. Cryan (Dept. Anatomy & Neuroscience and APC Microbiome Institute) has been  invited to participate as Guest Speaker at the VI Futures Congress on behalf of Her Excellency the President Michelle Bac More

APC Co-hosts International Meeting on Bile Acids

Dec 19, 2016
bile-acid-meeting-2016jfcryancgahanagollubeva 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
apc_test_img The scientific evidence for “Origin Green” 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 almost entirely pasture-based – an advantage clearly articulated in the “Ori More


Dec 6, 2016
caring-seminar-2 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

Summer Students 2016 – report from Grace O’Mahony

Dec 5, 2016
kensummerstudents2016dsc_0634 Summer Students 2016 – report from Grace O’Mahony I was funded by the Health Research Board to conduct research in the APC lab of Ken Nally for 2 months. I found the internship to be an immensely positive experience, as it was my first time working in a research lab. I applied for the pla More
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