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The Gut-Brain Axis Dietary, Probiotic, and Prebiotic Interventions on the Microbiota 2nd edition  

19 Feb 2024


New publication The Gut-Brain Axis Dietary, Probiotic, and Prebiotic Interventions on the Microbiota 2nd edition, has been published by Elsevier/ Academic Press, and edited by researchers Dr Niall P. Hyland and Prof Catherine Stanton from APC Microbiome Ireland, a world leading SFI Research Centre, University College Cork and Teagasc. The authors presented a copy of the book to Coral Black, University Librarian at University College Cork, where it can be accessed as a resource in the library for students and researchers.

The new volume brings together outstanding authors not only from around the world, but also from a breadth of scientific disciplines including neuroscience, microbiology, gastroenterology, nutrition, mental health, and exercise biochemistry.  The 2nd edition is a timely update to the first reflecting the pace at which the microbiome field has accelerated since the 1st edition was published over five years ago. New models have been developed allowing further exploration of the microbiome-gut-brain axis, providing more mechanistic insight than ever before, as we begin to see the evolution of investigative and pre-clinical findings translate into human trials.  Reflecting this progress, the 2nd edition includes a case study on such translational success.


Although the publication is targeted toward a scientific and medical readership, introductory chapters such as Correlating the Gut Microbiome to Health and Disease provide an accessible resource for those looking for an introduction to the microbiota-gut-brain axis.  The 2nd edition re-examines the microbiota-gut-brain axis across the lifespan, from early life to aging and brings up-to-date viewpoints and perspectives on how the microbiome interacts with the gut and the brain.  In this new edition, we have introduced new chapters on Parkinson’s disease, psychosis, and exercise as well as exploring dietary polyphenols to maintain a healthier brain and we also specifically consider paediatric nutrition.

To conclude the 2nd edition, we defer to two world renowned highly cited researchers in the field, Professors Gerard Clarke and John F. Cryan, who reflect on breakthroughs in this area of microbiome science, identify open questions, and provide future perspectives.


Niall Hyland is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physiology at University College Cork in Ireland and a Funded Investigator at APC Microbiome Ireland. Dr Hyland has over 20 years’ experience in gastrointestinal physiology and enteric neuroscience and his fields of interest include enteric physiology and pharmacology, the brain-gut axis, and microbiota-host interactions. He received a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Ulster and PhD in Pharmacology from King’s College London. Dr. Hyland was a visiting fellow at the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Louisiana State University Medical Center, USA and completed postdoctoral training at the University of Calgary, Canada. He returned to Ireland in 2007. He has represented Ireland on the Steering Committee of the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motilty and is an Honorary Fellow of the British Pharmacological Society.


Catherine Stanton is a Senior Principal Research Officer at Teagasc Moorepark Food Research Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, Ireland, a Research Professor at University College Cork, College of Medicine and Health, and one of the original Principal Investigators of APC Microbiome Ireland. Her research program addresses development of innovative dairy foods and probiotics that influence human health and the developing gut microbiota in early life. She has led numerous national and international grants, including the coordination of a number EU projects on various aspects of probiotics for human and animal applications.


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