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New Research Projects Funded

Mar 2, 2017
New Research Projects Funded Dr Paul Cotter, APC Funded Investigator based at Teagasc,  has been awarded €603,909 by the Irish Government Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM)  for a research project “Generation of Functional Foods to promote the growth of newly identified More

The Board Games of Science

Science Board Games Suggestions By Emer Kelly, APC PhD student and co-founder of tabletopCork Playing board games has many documented benefits, such as promoting socialisation for Alzheimer’s sufferers, a reduction in depression in persons suffering from dementia, engaging children with au More

Excellence of APC Faculty Recognised

New Professorships at Cork Institute of Technology Three members of APC Faculty who are members of the Department of Biological Sciences at the Cork Institute of Technology were recently designated Professors.  In all 13 Institute staff members were deemed worthy of the title Professor by the More

The Ageing Brain and the Microbiome

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

Drunk Bugs

Drunk Bugs - the effects of alcohol on the gut microbiome by Veronica Peterson, PhD Student, Gut-Brain-Microbiota Axis, APC Microbiome Institute APC scientists have teamed up with Andrew Holmes at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Bethesda, MD, USA to investigate the link between gut 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

British Pharmacological Society Appointment

Feb 21, 2017
Dr Niall Hyland Appointed Vice President of the British Pharmacological Society APC Faculty member Dr. Niall Hyland, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, University College Cork,  has been appointed Vice President of the British Pharmacological Society (BPS) with responsibility for m 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
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