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Mediterranean diet linked to ‘healthy ageing’

Feb 18, 2020
NU-AGE MedDiet causes microbiome changes linked to improvements in cognitive function and memory, immunity and bone strength Eating a Mediterranean diet for a year boosts the types of gut bacteria linked to ‘healthy’ ageing, while reducing those associated with harmful inflammation in older More

Actifensin and Nisin J

Feb 17, 2020
Bacteriocins found in sheep poo and on human skin Julie O'Sullivan and Ivan Sugrue  have added to APC's arsenal of new antimicrobials with discoveries of Nisin J, a new antimicrobial produced from staphylococcal bacteria found on human skin and actifensins produced by Actinomycetes isolated fr More

Science For Ireland

Feb 10, 2020
The Microbiology Society publishes a Position Statement on Irish Science As newly elected members of Ireland’s  33rd  Dáil  meet to discuss formation of a new Government, the Microbiology Society has published a position statement, “Science for Ireland: Propelling Research and Innovati More

Ireland’s Cricket team not immune to Delhi Belly

Travel takes a toll on the gut   A new study which followed Irish cricket players as they prepared for the 2016 ICC Twenty20 World Cup, found that the travel took a toll on their gut. For athletes who travel internationally to compete, avoiding gut distress symptoms (aka Delhi Belly) More

Bacteria have virus problems too!

APC researchers boost catalog of ssRNA viruses The first biological entity to have its genome fully sequenced (in 1976) was that of an RNA virus.  Unlike recent RNA viruses that have been in the news, this virus infects and kills a bacterium. In the intervening four decades, while many thousa More

Congratulations to our Famelab Cork Winners

Feb 7, 2020
APC Speakers come in 1st and 2nd in Cork Heat of Famelab Many congratulations to APC's Joe Pennycook and Simon Spichak who were awarded 1st and 2nd prizes at the recent Cork heat of Famelab.  Joe and Simon will participate in the National Final which takes place in Cork on 15 April 2020. More

Summer Student Bursaries at APC

Opportunities for undergraduates to spend  summer in APC Microbiome Ireland research labs Are you a student studying science, medicine or engineering in Ireland who will have completed 3 years of undergraduate study this year? Do you want to gain valuable laboratory research experience in a wo More

Raising Awareness of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dec 4, 2019
University College Cork, home of APC Microbiome Ireland, is turning purple this week to raise awareness of the issues faced by over 5 million people worldwide who live with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). And APC IBD researchers are distributing IBD information cards around campus with purple More

Nine “Highly Cited” APC Microbiome Ireland Researchers

Nov 19, 2019
Web of Science List 2019 includes 9 APC Microbiome Ireland Investigators The APC Microbiome Ireland SFI Research Centre is proud to announce that 9 of our investigators have been named Highly Cited Researchers, according to the Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list from the Web of Science Group, rel More

Celebrating Science Week 2019

Nov 11, 2019
Science for Everyone Science Week is upon us yet again and we have a busy week of events planned as part of Cork Science Festival. On Sunday 10th November we had our popular  Alimentary Adventures inflatable tunnel on site for the wonderful Celebrate Science event where we also hosted four very More