UCC researchers make breakthrough (IMAGE) University College Cork Caption Researchers at APC Microbiome in UCC have discovered the potential to reverse aging in the brain – Pictured are Professor John Cryan, Dr. Marcus Boehme, Katherine Guzzetta, Dr. Thomaz Bastiaanssen. The UCC researchers at APC Microbiome Ireland, a world leading SFI Research Centre, have found that aging-associated changes in the immune system of old mice were reversed by the transfer of gut microbiota from the young mice. The researchers saw improved behavior of older mice in several cognitive tests for learning, memory and anxiety. Credit Clare Keogh Usage Restrictions No restrictions. License CC0 Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.