Bifidobacterium longum APC1472, it also has huge implications for people with type 2 diabetes, notably in helping to control blood glucose, according research findings published on Friday.  Photograph: iStock

A strain of bacteria identified in UCC has potential to be used as a probiotic to reduce appetite in obese people and to ease “stress eating” associat(...)

There is growing evidence microbes in the gut can play a key role in regulating brain functions, particularly emotional processing and behaviour.

Researchers based at UCC have shown “a prebiotic” compound found in fruits and vegetables promotes growth of beneficial microbes in the gut and may pr(...)

Scientists in Cork have discovered a drug that increases appetite, in a development they believe may point the way to a drug that can trigger weight loss. File photograph: Getty Images

Scientists in Cork have discovered a drug that increases appetite, in a development they believe may also point the way to a drug that can trigger wei(...)