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The Milky500: five hundred worthy proteins

By: Daniela Barile, Ph.D., Matthew Lange
Issue #2 | Date: 05 2012

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.

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Do offspring inherit more than genes?

By: Ross Tellam, Ph.D.
Issue #2 | Date: 05 2012

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?

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The Many Faces of Lactoferrin – variation is the name of the game!

By: Ross Tellam, Ph.D.
Issue #1 | Date: 04 2012

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.

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Save Time, Read “SPLASH!”

By: Danielle G. Lemay, PhD
Issue #1 | Date: 04 2012

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.

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