Adiponectin: Mother's fat sends "love letter" to baby via the Milk Express
Body fat is not just for buffering us from famine, keeping us warm during winter, and causing our self-recrimination during swimsuit season. Our body fat is also an integral part of our endocrine signaling system. The emerging literature offers compelling insights into maternal hormones, their transfer via milk, and their consequences in the developing neonate. Read More.
Do offspring inherit more than genes?
What if the saying "you are what you eat" became "you are what you and your parents ate"? The written slate of life's experiences may not be completely wiped clean between generations. How would this knowledge influence our behavior as humans? How would it change livestock production systems? Read More.
The Milky500: five hundred worthy proteins
The Indy 500 is perhaps the most famous car race in the United States. Unlike every other sporting competition in the world, the legendary 500 mile car race is celebrated with the victor drinking not Champagne, but rather a bottle of fresh milk! The latest research suggests that the term "500" may have more to do with the milk, than with the miles. Read More.
Multi-tasking milk oligosaccharides
Like the moms who produce them, human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) juggle many different tasks. As we continue to discover their functions, their to-do list continues to grow. In a recent review, Jantscher-Krenn and Bode list HMO's well-established jobs and shift the focus onto new ones. Read More.
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