Gut bugs: a study of older people found that those who had less diverse diets tended to have less diverse populations of bacteria in their gut, and this was also linked with poorer health

Diversity is the spice of life. And it seems the same goes for your gut bugs – as we get on in years, at least. That’s the finding of the Eldermet stu(...)

Rebecca Wall, a researcher with the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, with Dr Catherine Stanton: “Teagasc has a very big collection of bacteria cultures,” says Dr Stanton

Heart disease is a leading cause of death in Ireland with approximately 10,000 people dying from it each year, according to the Irish Heart Foundation(...)

Faecal transplant. Yes, it means what it says. It involves taking faeces (let’s be blunt, poo) from a healthy person and transplanting it into (...)

Unexpected consequences: Francis Crick and James Watson in Cambridge in the 1950s. Photograph: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Archives

Sixty years ago this year an important thoroughbred stallion was conceived, one that would later prove to carry an exceptional set of genes. Al(...)