Welcome to IMGC's monthly newsletter. We find and translate the best, recent discoveries in milk science and human health.
Save Time, Read SPLASH!
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
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.
Building Baby's Brain: Milk does the Heavy Lifting
Milk makes a baby grow, including the baby’s brain. Scientists have recently discovered two proteins in human milk that help a baby's brain grow and develop. Read More.
Dr. Danielle Lemay, Executive Editor Prof. Daniela Barile, Associate Editor Prof. Katie Hinde, Associate Editor Dr. Ross Tellam, Associate Editor Prof. Johan van Arendonk, Associate Editor Caitlin Kiley, Copy Editor & Science Writer