If you wandered onto a set filled with cameras, mass spectrometers, and
detectors that enable scientists to see fragments otherwise invisible,
you may believe this is an episode of Crime Scene Investigation! In
reality, this is the scene of the new frontier of milk analysis. Read More.
Tales from an often-ignored community
milk contains bacteria. That much is known. Some studies (although not,
alas, the Human Microbiome Project) have even characterized the
bacterial community found in milk. But how does the composition of such a
community vary among women? And how might it change over the course of
lactation? Read more to find out.
How dairying shaped the human genome
Something amazing happened about 10,000 years ago - humans developed
organized agriculture, profoundly influencing the emergence of
civilizations in many regions of the world. This past year has seen an
explosion of revelations as scientists exploit the power of DNA
sequence information to discover the genetic adaptations of humans to
dairying. Read more about what they found.
When fat is fabulous: Milk and infant neurodevelopment
back, baby! After a pretty extensive smear campaign, fats are now
recognized necessities for a healthy, balanced, adult diet. But for
infants, fats have always been an essential constituent in mother's milk
and formula. Fatty acids are critical structural components of the
brain. Read more about how fats in milk affect infant neurodevelopment.
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 Anna Petherick, Associate Editor Caitlin Kiley, Copy Editor & Science Writer