Men’s Brains Age Faster; Gut Influences Mental Health; Turning Plastic into Car Parts

The balance of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria in our gut has a huge influence on our mental well-being, scientists are realising [Credit:
In this week’s #CoolScientist slot on The Morning Show with Declan Meehan we discussed how men’s brains – on average have been found to be almost four years older than women’s; the growing evidence that bacteria in our gut play a huge role in our mental health; how researchers at Limerick Institute of Technology are converting single use plastic bottles into parts for car and tractors.