SPLASH! milk science update: JUNE 2012 Issue

Don’t have time to read everything? We’ve added summary points for each article when you click on the “Read More” links below.

This month, we bring you a synthesis of recent papers in RNA sequencing of bovine milk cells, insights on the evolutionary biology of milk, important discoveries on the synergy of milk sugars with gut bacteria and gut cells, and surprising links between probiotics and happiness.

Enjoy!

Recipe for cow’s milk revealed by new DNA sequencing technology

Recipe for cow’s milk revealed by new DNA sequencing technology

Spock: "Captain, it's a unique liquid formulation taken by their young to accelerate growth and development, enhance deductive reasoning and it protects them from alien invasions." Kirk: "Can we use the replicator to make enough to save them?" Read More...

Dinosaur aunts, bacterial stowaways, and insect milk

Dinosaur aunts, bacterial stowaways, and insect milk

Milk is everywhere. From the dairy aisle at the grocery store to the explosive cover of the Mother's Day issue of Time magazine, the ubiquity of milk makes it easy to take for granted. But surprisingly, milk synthesis is evolutionarily older than mammals. Milk is even older than dinosaurs. Read More...