Category: Blog

July 2, 2019

The Antimicrobial Resistance Apocalypse Author: Dhrati Patangia, APC Microbiome Ireland Date: 2nd July, 2019The human microbiota is the collection of all the microbes living within and on the human body. Most of these microbes live in our gastrointestinal tract. These bacteria in our body are like super-heroes owing to the work they do to help…

June 27, 2019

The microbiome is more than just bacteria-what about bacteriophages? Author: Lorraine Draper, APC Microbiome Ireland Date: 21st June, 2019When we think of the microbiome, we usually think of all the bacteria that live inside us, in our digestive system, or live in the soil around us, or in our oceans. But bacteria are not alone,…

June 26, 2019

World Microbiome Day & Antimicrobial Resistance Author: Melissa Raassina & Rebecca Morehouse Date: 26th June, 2019In celebration of World Microbiome Day, we’re discussing all things microbes and antibiotic resistance! Many people are asking, what happens if antibiotic resistance continues to spread? And how can we prevent antibiotic resistance from spreading further? Why? Antimicrobial resistance, more…

June 6, 2019

Antibiotic resistant bacteria – can the microbiome provide an answer? Author: Colin Hill, APC Microbiome Ireland Date: 6th June, 2019Antibiotics are amazing. They are the most successful medical discovery of all time. Used appropriately, they are life-savers. They control life threatening infections, they permit surgeons to perform operations, they have added over 20 years to…