Recent Publications

Stimmen aus dem bauch

Germany's 3sat television features Professor Cryan's research work in their Hitech Series ' Stimmen aus dem bauch' exploring the science of the gut.

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Dr Yvonne Nolan's research profiled by Siliconrepublic

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Neurogastroenterology recent publications

Neurodegeneration recent publications

Louise M Collins, Aisling M Gavin, Sinead Walsh, Aideen M Sullivan, Sean L Wyatt, Gerard W O'Keeffe, Yvonne M Nolan, André Toulouse. Expression of endogenous Mkp1 in 6-OHDA rat models of Parkinson's disease. SpringerPlus 2014, 3:205

Collins, L.M., O'Keeffe, G.W., Long-Smith, C.M., Wyatt, S.L., Sullivan, A.M., Toulouse, A., Nolan, Y.M. (2013) Mitogen-activated protein kinase phosphatase (MKP)-1 as a neuroprotective agent: promotion of the morphological development of midbrain dopaminergic neurons. Neuromol Med. 15:435-46. PMID: 23584919.

Neuroimmunology recent publications

Developmental Neuroscience - Regeneration recent publications


Behavioural Neuroscience recent publications

  • Chambers F, Murphy N, Nolan YM, Murphy O. (2014) ‘William, a 15-year-old sport-crazy Millennial in Ireland’ In: Pedagogical Cases in Sport, Exercise and Movement.  Kathleen Armour (Ed.). Routledge.
  • O'Leary OF, Dinan TG, Cryan JF (2014) Faster, better, stronger: Towards new antidepressant therapeutic strategies. Eur J Pharmacol. 2014 Aug 1.

    doi: 10.1016/j.ejphar.2014.07.046. [Epub ahead of print]

Anatomy Education Research recent publications

  • Lone M, Vagg T, Theocharopoulos A, Cryan JF, Mckenna JP, Downer EJ, Toulouse Development and Assessment of a Three-Dimensional Tooth Morphology Quiz for Dental Students. Anat Sci Educ. 2018 Oct 30. doi: 10.1002/ase.1815. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30378278.
  •  Lone M, McKenna JP, Cryan JF, Downer EJ, Toulouse A. A Survey of tooth morphology teaching methods employed in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Eur J Dent Educ. 2018 Aug;22(3):e438-e443. doi: 10.1111/eje.12322. Epub 2018 Jan 15. PubMed PMID: 29334421.
  •  Lone M, McKenna JP, Cryan JF, Vagg T, Toulouse A, Downer EJ. Evaluation of an animation tool developed to supplement dental student study of the cranial nerves. Eur J Dent Educ. 2018 Aug;22(3):e427-e437. doi: 10.1111/eje.12321. Epub 2017 Dec 30. PubMed PMID: 29288542.
  •  Javaid MA, Chakraborty S, Cryan JF, Schellekens H, Toulouse A. Understanding neurophobia: Reasons behind impaired understanding and learning of neuroanatomy in cross-disciplinary healthcare students. Anat Sci Educ. 2018 Jan;11(1):81-93. doi: 10.1002/ase.1711. Epub 2017 Jun 19. PubMed PMID: 28628732.
  • Lone M, McKenna JP, Balta JY, O'Mahony SM, Cryan JF, Downer EJ, Toulouse A. Assessment of Thiel-Embalmed Cadavers as a Teaching Tool for Oral Anatomy and Local Anesthesia. J Dent Educ. 2017 Apr;81(4):420-426. doi: 10.21815/JDE.016.012. PubMed PMID: 28365606.

Recent Press Cuttings

Filling the void: our difficult relationship with food

Do you reward yourself with a slice of cake for a job well done, or reach for the biscuit tin in stressful moments?


Filling the void: our difficult relationship with food
Do you reward yourself with a slice of cake for a job well done, or reach for the biscuit tin in stressful moments?

Harnessing the potential of new brain cells

Stimmen aus dem bauch

Germany's 3Sat TV hitech science documentary comes to Cork to meet Professor J Cryan and discusses research advances taking place in the understanding of the science of the gut

3SAT Stimmen aus dem bauch

UCC lecturer honoured for MS research

UCC NEWS ITEM 26.09.13 and THE   04.10.13

UCC’s Dr Eric Downer has received a Neuroscience Ireland Early Career Investigator Award for his pioneering research into the cannabinoid system and how it can contribute to treating multiple sclerosis.

Dara O Briain's Science Club

Series 2 Invisible Worlds 6/6

Dara and the team probe shine a light on the hidden worlds around - and within - us. Alok Jha travels to Cork to meet Professors John F Cryan and Paul O’Toole at the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC) at UCC to shine a light on some of the more mysterious and usually hidden worlds that surround us.

‘Psychobiotics’ offer potential in improving mental health, researchers find


Psychobiotics’ offer potential in improving mental health, researchers find

Irish scientists leading street drug research

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

STREET drugs, such as ecstasy (MDMA) and cannabis, are being examined for their medicinal value.

Anatomical Society Best Image 2013

Dr Kieran McDermott and Dr Janelle Pakan win the Anatomical Society Best Image Prize 2013

Title: Embryonic Spinal Cord. Description: Confocal image of nestin (red) positive radial neuroepithelial cells dorsally and co-localized nestin (red) and BLBP (green) positive radial glial cells ventrally in an 40 micron transverse section of the E14 rat spinal cord. Cell nuclei are labelled with bisbenzimide (blue)

Gut feeling about better health

 ..research by Prof John Cryan at UCC suggests a link between bugs in the gut and levels of chemical(...)


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