Ted Dinan

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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(...)

‘This year the theme is Irish seaweed’,  Birgitta Hedin-Curtin, chairwoman of the Burren Slow Food Festival.

Two great reasons to head west next month: the Connemara Mussel Festival in Renvyle, Co Galway (May 3rd-5th), and the Burren Slow Food Festival in Lis(...)

For the past few months my sister Rosie has been making this granola. Anyone who tastes it just wants more. We’ve all been giving her empty jars that (...)

Time to pick your favourites and write your  timetable. Photograph: Ruth Medjber

We’re back with even more stage times for Electric Picnic 2018. The festival takes place this weekend, from Friday, August 31st, until Sunday, Septemb(...)

Theatre of Food at Electric Picnic. Photograph: Ruth Medjber

Theatre of Food celebrates its 10th anniversary at Electric Picnic with an expanded programme of events and the addition of two new stages, a Drinks T(...)

Many common psychiatric conditions, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, “are deeply connected on a genetic level”, scientists have discovered.(...)

One in every 10 people suffers from irritable bowel syndrome. File photograph: Getty Images

Scientists may soon be able to alleviate the pain experienced by thousands of sufferers of irritable bowel syndrome – by controlling the bacteria in t(...)

Festival directors Rory O’Connell and Darina Allen planning their Litfest 2017 weekend with  guest chefs Jacob Kenedy from Bocca Di Lupo in Soho, and    Richard Falk and Robin Gill of The Dairy in Clapham. Photograph: Joleen Cronin

Litfest: A Food and Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe, to give it its brand new title, is expected to draw in excess of 8,000 people to the Co Co(...)

Prof John Cryan (left), head of neuroscience at University College Cork, and Prof Ted Dinan, head of psychiatry at UCC, at the Gut Instinct: Art Food and Feeling exhibition in the Glucksman Gallery, UCC

Visual art and science are interlinked at an exhibition entitled Gut Instinct: Art, Food and Feeling, currently showing at UCC’s Glucksman Gallery. Th(...)

Dr Don Huber, professor emeritus of plant pathology at Purdue University; Darina Allen, manager of the Ballymaloe Cookery School; and  Prof Ted Dinan, professor of psychiatry and researcher at the APC Microbiome Institute at UCC at the Taste of West Cork Food Festival.   Photograph: Anne Minihane

What we know about bacteria and its role in the prevention of chronic diseases has changed dramatically in the past 10 years or so. For instance, scie(...)

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