SPLASH! milk science update: JULY 2012 Issue

This month, we bring you new articles about one of the most influential dairy sires in history and how his genome is helping scientists unlock secrets about milk production, the immune properties of proteins found within milk exosomes, the link between the mind and the stomach, and a primer on glycoproteins and their role in milk.

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Milk vesicles uncovered

Milk vesicles uncovered

As dairy animals go, Holstein cows are record breakers. They produce more milk than any other breed or species, enough to fill a large tank truck over the course of their lifetimes. But the details of what's in their milk isn't entirely clear. Among the mystery ingredients are those that reside within exosomes, tiny membrane-bound packages that tote around proteins from their host cell. Read More...