News Archive 2018
Prof Cryan & colleagues appear in RTE Documentary "Stressed"
'Stressed' a RTE production aired on RTE1 over two concectuive nights explored the science of stress.
Journalist Jennifer O'Connell travels to UCC to meet Prof Cryan and his team and chat with them about their current studies into stress and their advances in the development of psychobiotics. Psychobiotics have the potential to build up the brain, and even lead to reduced stress and anxiety levels. In the second installment of RTÉ's documentary Stressed, presenter Jennifer O'Connell replicated a study of Professor John Cryan's where she took a probiotic for 4 weeks, with clear results and benefits.
Dr Caitlin Cowan Caitlin postdoctoral researcher in Prof John F. Cryan’s lab puts Jennifer through the 'socially-evaluated cold pressor test'Colleague Prof Ted Dinan chats about current research findingsDr Gerry Moloney, analysing Jennifer's Cortisol levels
Watch the full programme on RTE Player https://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/stressed-30005277/10883641/
Further information about psychobiotics is contained in this recent book from the APC scientists who featured in the ‘Stressed’ documentary, Prof John Cryan and Prof Ted Dinan: The Psychobiotic Revolution: Mood, Food, and the New Science of the Gut-Brain Connection. It’s available in all good bookshops and also online.