SPLASH! milk science update: NOVEMBER 2012 Issue

Did you miss the IMGC Symposium in October? Or were you overwhelmed by all of the amazing science presented? This month, we provide a brief summary of the work presented at this year’s meeting, along with articles about the health value of the glycolipids found in milk, recent groundbreaking research in stem cell research (hint: if it’s in this newsletter, milk is involved!), and the very real possibility of beta-lactoglobulin-free milk. What does all of this mean? Scroll down to find out!

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Buttermilk as a source of protective glycolipids

Buttermilk as a source of protective glycolipids

Is fat really bad for you? Or could some fat actually be good for your tummy? The common answer might be, "That's impossible." But is it? It turns out that one type of milk fat only recently being studied may actually be beneficial for intestinal health. Read More...

Human milk contains PLURIPOTENT stem cells

Human milk contains PLURIPOTENT stem cells

Last month during the Bi-Annual Meeting of the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation in gorgeous Trieste, Italy, one could hear a pin drop when Dr. Foteini Hassiotou presented her and colleagues' ground-breaking work on human stem cells in breast milk. Read More...

Designer cows may help improve human health

Designer cows may help improve human health

Designer jeans are fashioned to suit the individual needs of each human body shape. A good pair of well-cut jeans makes all the difference--they can be tailored to make a person comfortable at an informal BBQ, or a theatre premiere. The versatility of the primary design of jeans allows a good fit for one and all, and this is the key to their perpetual success. Like jeans, the same basic design for milk is used by each mammalian species; milk is formulated differently to suit the specific needs of the young of each species. Read More...