SPLASH! milk science update: APRIL 2012 Issue

Welcome to IMGC’s monthly newsletter. We find and translate the best, recent discoveries in milk science and human health.

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Imagine if you spent every minute of every day reading scientific articles that have the keyword “milk” associated with them. Suppose you read one article per hour, 24 hours a day. Even with this impossible regimen, you could not cover even half of the milk-related articles published each year. In 2011, there were over 20,000 journal articles published with the keyword “milk” in the PubMed, CAB Abstracts, Agricola, and FSTA databases. The purpose of “SPLASH! milk science update”, IMGC’s innovative newsletter, is to make it easier for you to stay up-to-date with the scientific literature. Much easier. Read More...

The Many Faces of Lactoferrin

Fresh out of the womb, a newborn baby is challenged with armies of disease-causing microbes. How does he survive this onslaught? In some parts of the world, he doesn't. Millions of babies die each year in the first few months of life from common infections. A recent publication by Barboza and colleagues unfolds how a major milk protein, lactoferrin, displays different "faces", depending on which pathogens are present. Read More...

The “ripened cheese” treatment for obesity and diabetes

Brie cheese lovers everywhere have reason to rejoice. Researchers from the University Catholique de Louvain in Belgium have found that eating ripened cheese decreases blood sugar levels and fat tissue in obese/diabetic mice. Read More...