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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

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

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

SCIENTIFIC SEMINAR

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

Summer Students 2016 – report from Grace O’Mahony

Dec 5, 2016
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

APC Engaging Peers and the Public

APC engaging peers and the public APC’s Education and Public Engagement team have had a busy few months. BIG Event/ STEM Communicators Conference at W5 Interactive Discovery Centre in Belfast APC hosted a workshop “All about Microbes: from the Microbiome to Antimicrobial Resistance More

Gold for Cork iGEM team

Nov 27, 2016
UCC team awarded gold medal at iGEM 2016 UCC’s iGEM team were awarded a Gold medal at the prestigious international iGEM (international Genetically Engineered Machine) Jamboree held recently in Boston. More than 600 teams from the top universities in the world, including MIT, Harvard, Stanfor More
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