“The group of microorganisms resident in our gut is known as the gut microbiota. It is a diverse ecosystem of bacteria and other microbes that has a really complex interaction with its host, ie ourselves.”

Who doesn’t enjoy a good old bodily fluid exchange? Well, you might think twice about it if you were told that the bodily fluid in question would be f(...)

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(...)

The Government is investing €36 million in research at a centre in Cork that will support more than 100 jobs. The Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, whic(...)

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 (...)