- Research identifies links between gut bacteria, inflammation and brain changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
- Findings reveal that Alzheimer’s symptoms can be transferred via the gut microbiota.
- This study represents an important step forward in understanding of Alzheimer’s disease.
18 Oct 2023
02 Oct 2023
Fonterra, the New Zealand-based global dairy producer, and APC Microbiome Ireland (APC), a world-leading SFI Research Centre based at University College Cork (UCC), have announced that they have entered into a new strategic research partnership.Read more
13 Sep 2023
Further 10 prestigious research fellowships at APC Microbiome Ireland on offerRead more
05 Sep 2023
APC Microbiome Ireland (APC), a world-leading SFI research centre, has secured its 5th prestigious ERC Award in 5 years. Dr Hilary Browne has been awarded €1.5m under the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant programme to lead a major study at the APC on spore forming gut bacteria as a tool to target harmful pathogens.Read more
18 Aug 2023
New research from APC Microbiome Ireland at University College Cork (UCC) highlights the importance of the gut microbiota in shaping brain development. Published in Brain, Behavior and Immunity, a leading international scientific journal, the study shows that disturbing gut microbes early in life has long-lasting impacts on the immune system and the brain.Read more
03 Aug 2023
- Study shows that children who are active outdoors in rural areas with frequent exposure to animals have better regulated immune systems.
- Exposure to different environmental factors during early life is believed to play a crucial role in training the immune system.
- A better understanding of the early life immune system may progress the development of interventions to modulate the immune response to support lifelong health.
01 Aug 2023
A recent webinar involving participants in the ongoing MiMIC study led by APC Microbiome Ireland and Teagasc was a storming success and received overwhelming positive response. The MiMIC project commenced in 2018 to identify the gut bacteria that are missing or depleted in infants born by Caesarean section or who have been exposed to antibiotics, with the aim of developing microbiome-based solutions to benefit infant health and developmenRead more
18 Jul 2023
Global leaders in nutritional products Health and Happiness Group and Arla Foods Ingredients have combined with APC Microbiome Ireland (APC), a world-leading Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre, to collaborate on a research project focused on diet and early-life cognitive development.
12 Jul 2023
Nestlé, the world’s largest food and beverages company, and APC Microbiome Ireland (APC), a world-leading Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre based in University College Cork (UCC), have announced a new collaboration that will focus on various aspects of the human microbiome that could ultimately benefit new product development with the potential to improve human health and wellness.
04 Jul 2023
Professor Ruth Massey, Principal Investigator with APC Microbiome Ireland, a world-leading SFI research Centre, and SALI Professor for Microbiome and Health Sciences at the Schools of Microbiology and Medicine, UCC, has been inducted into the prestigious European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). Ruth is the only female EMBO member working at an Irish research and academic institution and joins an elite organisation of more than 1,900 of Europe’s leading researchers.