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UCC scientists to develop ‘psychobiotic’ to treat depression 
Professors Ted Dinan and John Cryan, two UCC scientists who discovered a link between mood and bacteria in the gut, are planning to develop a new “psychobiotic” to treat depression…

Cryan Explains Gut Feelings, Thoughts and Behaviors
“What he did took guts.” “I had butterflies in my stomach the whole time.” Language is full of expressions suggesting a connection between our gastrointestinal system, emotions, thoughts and behavior. It’s a concept that may actually make neurobiological sense, according to Dr. John Cryan…

The Psychobiotic Revolution and Transformative Experience.
Your microbiome has a remarkable and, until now, sorely underestimated degree of control over your mind. But ultimately, you are the boss of them. You control what you eat and what you eat changes everything. As Anderson puts it, you can change your microbiome overnight, just by changing what you eat…

Understanding psychobiotics
Unusually for a neuroscientist, John F. Cryan knows a lot about gut bacteria. As part of the trans-disciplinary team at the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC) at University College Cork (UCC), Cryan works closely with gastroenterologists, microbiologists and psychiatrists among others to study the effects of gut bacteria on the brain…

What’s the secret to happiness? Turns out may well be your gut!
HERE’S a good quiz question, courtesy of UCC Professor John Cryan. “What weighs about 3lbs and influences everything we do?” No, it’s not the brain but the bacteria within your gut. As Prof Cryan puts it, “those pesky little critters might just be the master puppeteers of our brain and our bodies.”

Microbes can play games with the mind
The 22 men took the same pill for four weeks. When interviewed, they said they felt less daily stress and their memories were sharper. The brain benefits were subtle, but the results, reported at last year’s annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, got attention. That’s because the pills were not a precise chemical formula synthesized by the pharmaceutical industry. The capsules were brimming with bacteria…

Psychobiotics: How gut bacteria mess with your mind
We have all experienced the influence of gut bacteria on our emotions. Just think how you felt the last time you had a stomach bug. Now it is becoming clear that certain gut bacteria can positively influence our mood and behaviour. The way they achieve this is gradually being uncovered, raising the possibility of unlocking new ways to treat neurobehavioural disorders such as depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)…


Radio Interviews

Interview with Mary Eileen Williams on The Feisty Side of Fifty.

Interview with Julie Rose on her show Top of Mind.

Interview with Frankie Boyer on The Lifestyle Show. (starts at 16:20).

Interview with WINT Radio.

Interview with Danny Whittaker (starts about 12 minutes in).

Interview with Brian Vakulskas for KSCJ.

Interview on Kansas Public Radio
Conversations: Scott Anderson, “The Psychobiotic Revolution”

Interview on Warm 106.9 Radio