SPLASH! milk science update: March 2017

This month’s issue features mother’s milk that “trains” infant immune cells, dairy fat and lower risk of diabetes, sex-specific mother’s milk, and protective properties of dairy cheese on blood vessels.


SPLASH! milk science update: February 2017

This month’s issue features the potential of milk to treat pre-term and ill infants, the healing properties of milk, the connection between cows’ immune systems and milk production, and a cultural look at colostrum.


SPLASH! milk science update: January 2017 Issue

This month’s issue features recent findings about HIV drugs and human milk, a look at how genome technology may help dairy farmers, and new information about how dairy fats may relieve inflammation and boost calcium absorption.


SPLASH! milk science update: December 2016 Issue

This month’s issue features how Tasmanian devil milk may combat human superbugs, how dairy relieves the heat of chili peppers, how human milk sugar prevents intestinal infection, and how research reveals racial disparities in support for breastfeeding mothers.


SPLASH! milk science update: November 2016 Issue

This month’s issue features how high-fat yogurt lowers the risk of depression in women, how breastfeeding may help infants at risk of autism, how human milk helps preterm infants at risk of retinopathy, and how more serotonin in cows diminished milk fever.


SPLASH! milk science update: October 2016

This month’s issue features the highlights of the 13th annual IMGC Symposium, and articles on understanding the bacterial diversity of milk in storage and transport, how human milk boosts IQ into adulthood, and how paleogenetics offers us new insights into the history of agriculture.


SPLASH! milk science update: September 2016

This month’s issue features the link between human milk consumption and longer telomeres, a milk-like substance made by cockroaches, the slower digestion of dairy proteins, and the association of higher-fat yogurt with lower obesity.


SPLASH! milk science update: August 2016

This month’s issue features how dairy improves satiety, human milk improves long-term heart health for premature babies, human milk mercury levels are higher in the Amazon, and genomic selection improves the health and productivity of dairy cows.


SPLASH! milk science update: July 2016

This issue features superior hydration with milk, tolerizing to gut microbes with milk antibodies, whale lactation strategies, and human milk proteomics.


SPLASH! milk science update: June 2016

This month’s issue features double-powered milk-producing cells, a new way for milk to build bone, a one cow per poor family program, and when humans wean.


SPLASH! milk science update: May 2016

This month’s issue features the effects of cow’s milk-derived components on gut and brain development in neonatal piglets, an anthropologist’s perspective of weaning periods in non-human primates, the problems with current recommendations on full-fat dairy intake, and new on-farm technologies to improve fertility rates in dairy cows.


SPLASH! milk science update: April 2016

This month’s issue features combatting malnutrition with certain milk sugars, increasing breast milk production with herbs, suggestions from the recent edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and how trans fats from dairy may be healthier than other sources of trans fats.


SPLASH! milk science update: March 2016

This month’s issue features de-stressing with dairy, more about prolactin’s complex role in the human body, and how lactoferrin can be used to treat infections and develop flu vaccines for infants.


SPLASH! milk science update: February 2016

This month’s issue features milk as a sleep aid for the elderly, breast milk’s effect on infant’s circadian rhythms, fermentation of proteins in kefir, and how a lactation hormone also affects the intestines.


SPLASH! milk science update: January 2016

This month’s issue features global trends in milk consumption, protective effects of breastfeeding against cancer, and two studies showing how dairy may ameliorate arthritis.


SPLASH! milk science update: December 2015

This month’s issue features the DNA of ancient cattle, the role of dairy foods in macronutrient balance, the supplementation of breastfeeding mothers with vitamin D, and the influence of milk and potatoes on human history.


SPLASH! milk science update: November 2015

This month’s issue features: training for lactose digestion, breast size and milk supply, protection against cow’s milk allergy with probiotics, and highlights from 2015 IMGC symposium.


SPLASH! milk science update: October 2015

This month’s issue features using smartphones for milk protein analysis, what dolphins can teach us about dairy fats, the genetics of lactose tolerance, and producing human milk sugars for use in formula.


SPLASH! milk science update: September 2015

This month’s issue features how probiotics may work better with milk, helping pre-term babies fight fungal infection with milk sugars, kefir consumption, and breastfeeding rates among African American women.


SPLASH! milk science update: August 2015

This month’s issue features how mammary glands “remember,” how dairy helps dieters maintain muscle, carotenoids in breast milk, and a comparison of milk banks around the world.


SPLASH! milk science update: July 2015

This month’s issue features how human milk sugars protect against food allergies in mice, how milk may be the ultimate post-workout nutrition, making sense of dairy biosystems, and breast milk products of the future.


SPLASH! milk science update: June 2015

This month’s issue explores how a mother’s DNA alters the gut microbiome of her baby, lower vitamin D in children who avoid cow’s milk, the economics of breast milk banking, and predictions of a dairy cow’s performance using DNA.


SPLASH! milk science update: May 2015

This month’s issue explores how dairy consumption may protect brain health, differences in milk protein levels between humans and monkeys, genetic links to milk fat composition, and how a cow’s diet affects her milk fat.


SPLASH! milk science update: April 2015

This month’s issue features the regenerative powers of milk molecules, dairy and insulin resistance, breastfeeding and vitamin D deficiency, and an infection-fighting formula.


SPLASH! milk science update: March 2015

This month’s issue explores the unique sugars in platypus milk, the effect of dairy on gout, the impact of banning chocolate milk in schools, and the real-time response of breast milk to infant infection.


SPLASH! milk science update: February 2015

This month’s issue features a milk protein that may prevent HIV, the 1000 bulls genome project, improving brain development with certain milk fats, and how milk protein influences consumer height.


SPLASH! milk science update: January 2015

This month’s issue explores dairy’s effect on mortality, vouchers to incentivize mothers to breastfeed, clues from seals to solve premature milk loss, and improving infant formula with bovine osteopontin.


SPLASH! milk science update: December 2014 issue

This month’s issue features novel vitamin B12 absorption via dairy, a breast pump hackathon, dairy’s value for Samburu children, and chemical messages from our mother’s milk.


SPLASH! milk science update: November 2014 issue

This month’s issue features the highlights of the recent IMGC Symposium in Denmark, as well as articles on the memory of lactating rats, dairy for the lactose intolerant, and the initial microbial transfers from mother to offspring.


SPLASH! milk science update: October 2014 issue

This month’s issue features articles about milk sugars and immune development, bone health, protein and obesity risks, and genetic insights into milk production in cows.


SPLASH! milk science update: September 2014 issue

This month’s issue features articles about cultured milk and healthy skin, new tools to customize milk for premature babies, diabetes and breastfeeding, and the logistics of delivering dairy.


SPLASH! milk science update: August 2014 issue

This month’s issue features articles about the diversity of milk sugars in farmyard animals, how breastfeeding improves cardiac health in mothers, the search for dairy genes, and the consequences of a mother’s high fat diet on her young.


SPLASH! milk science update: July 2014 issue

This month’s issue features articles about night-time milking, the effects of dairy foods on cholesterol, the optimal amount of DHA in breast milk, and how milk polyamines affect gut health.


SPLASH! milk science update: June 2014 issue

This month’s issue features articles about prevention of tumor growth in mice by fermented milk, the influence of celiac disease on breast milk composition, fighting disease and health enhancement by bovine lactoferrin. Enjoy!


SPLASH! milk science update: May 2014 issue

This month’s issue features articles about antioxidants in dairy foods reducing inflammation in macular degeneration, the breakdown of human milk proteins in the infant stomach to produce peptides with potential biofunctions, the presence of beta-casomorphins in colostrum and breastmilk that affect serotonin receptors, and clinical studies showing a potential relationship between milk fat globules and cognitive development. Enjoy!


SPLASH! milk science update: April 2014 issue

This month’s issue features articles about antibodies in breast milk, omega-3 fatty acids, the value of monkeys in milk research, and neonatal growth and the genome. Enjoy!


SPLASH! milk science update: March 2014 issue

This month’s issue has stories of milk proteins that fight rotavirus, other milk proteins that relieve depression, the genetic troubles in selective breeding in cattle, and the benefits of milk fat digestion. Enjoy!


SPLASH! milk science update: February 2014 issue

This month’s issue features articles about sex-biased milk production, milk as brain food, lactation and cancer research, and milk’s valuable fats. Enjoy!


SPLASH! milk science update: January 2014 issue

Welcome to SPLASH! 2014! We’re jumping off into 2014 with articles about milk metabolites, milk and memory, the healing power of milk, and how rising environmental temperatures affect milk production in cattle.


SPLASH! milk science update: December 2013 issue

This month’s issue addresses the controversy surrounding pregnant moms drinking cow’s milk, how milk composition changes in response to an infant feeding, the breakthrough research regarding the genetic controls behind milk production, and the discovery of a gene that influences the level of protein in cow’s milk. Enjoy!


SPLASH! milk science update: November 2013 issue

This month’s issue shares highlights from the 10th IMGC Symposium, addresses the complicated world of milk composition, tackles the issue of a “normal” infant breastfeeding pattern, and visits African cattle herds and their parasites. Enjoy!


SPLASH! milk science update: October 2013 issue

This month’s issue covers how milk supports muscle-building in elderly consumers, how kangaroo milk suggests new treatments for premature infants, the discovery of a simple property of breastmilk that protects against infant bowel disease, and the relationship between insulin and lactation. Enjoy!


SPLASH! milk science update: September 2013 issue

This month’s issue covers a breakthrough study on the expression of milk-making genes in humans, the genetic selection of the best dairy cows, an archeological discovery of ancient cheesemaking in Europe, and future opportunities in milk metabolomics.

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SPLASH! milk science update: AUGUST 2013 Issue

This month’s issue brings stories of how scientists use teeth to learn about weaning, the power of milk to rehydrate after exercise, the many antibacterial protein fragments in milk, and how mother’s milk composition changes with the newborn’s weight and gestation time.

We hope you enjoy these fascinating, true tales of milk!


SPLASH! milk science update: JULY 2013 Issue

This month’s issue brings news of recently discovered similarities between human milk and cow’s milk, a milk protein that battles cancer, the incredible diversity in lactation strategies, and the complicated transactions that occur with human milk sharing.


SPLASH! milk science update: JUNE 2013 Issue

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.

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SPLASH! milk science update: MAY 2013 Issue

This month’s newsletter tells the story of DNA-protein nets found in cow’s milk that trap and kill bacteria, the immense task of cataloging all bacterial species found in milk, how milk letdown evolved and the hormones responsible for this critical physiological response, and a review of Mary Roach’s new book.

We hope you enjoy this action-packed issue of SPLASH! milk science update!


SPLASH! milk science update: APRIL 2013 Issue

This month’s newsletter contains several articles about mother’s milk and immune responses. The topics include the role milk plays in fighting viral infections in infants, the relationship between guts, milk, and immunity, the role of epigenetics in milk production, and the changes mother’s milk can undergo in the presence of an infection.

We hope you enjoy this month’s issue!


SPLASH! milk science update: MARCH 2013 Issue

In this issue of SPLASH!, we discuss the optimization of fermented dairy products for health , the many pathogen-binding forms of milk sIgA, the important role of mice in lactation research, and how early life environment can affect lactation performance . It’s a great lineup!

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SPLASH! milk science update: FEBRUARY 2013 Issue

We are pleased to announce new additions to our editorial staff: Prof. Foteini Hassiotou, Dr. Jeroen Heck, Prof. Kevin Nicholas, Dr. Lauren Milligan, and Prof. Peter Williamson.

This month’s issue features heart-healthy cheese, milk microRNAs, milk-induced temperament, and protective sugars.

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SPLASH! milk science update: DECEMBER 2012 Issue

This month, many of our articles make links between human health and milk. We explore a glycan found in human milk that may help curb metabolic disease, how milk helps oral health, and how milk lymphocytes help protect infants from HIV. Additionally, did you know mammals aren’t the only ones that produce milk for their young? Read on to learn about these fascinating milk findings.

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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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SPLASH! milk science update: OCTOBER 2012 Issue

This month, we learn how milk composition varies when produced for male or female offspring, the risks and benefits of drinking raw milk, how milk digestion begins even before consumption, and, of course, the danger of cow burps!

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SPLASH! milk science update: SEPTEMBER 2012 Issue

This month, we bring you articles on how to measure milk quality, variations in the milk microbiome, the co-evolution of humans and dairy cows, and milk fat and brains.

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SPLASH! milk science update: AUGUST 2012 Issue

This month, guest writer Dr. Lauren Milligan reports on fats found in human milk. Our dedicated contributors deliver articles on perpetual lactation, how bacteria digest milk sugars, and a vision for the future.

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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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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!


SPLASH! milk science update: MAY 2012

We are delighted to announce the addition of professional science writer Anna Petherick to our editorial staff. You may already know her through her recently penned review of milk science for Nature.

This month, we bring you a synthesis of recent papers in milk proteomics, a primer on epigenetics in milk production, a review of the ever-expanding superpowers of human milk oligosaccharides, and tantalizing possibilities for mother-to-infant signaling via adiponectin.

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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.