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7th International Symposium on Milk Genomics and Human Health Convenes at Davis

7th International Symposium on Milk Genomics and Human Health Convenes at Davis

by Stephanie Maroney — last modified Oct 22, 2015 01:24 AM

The 7th annual IMGC symposium featured panel discussion, individual paper presentations and poster sessions focused on issues regarding milk lactation, mammary gland regulation and development, and the effects of milk on infant development.

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Animal Studies Professor Juan F. Medrano Interviewed about RNA-Sequencing of Milk Cells

Animal Studies Professor Juan F. Medrano Interviewed about RNA-Sequencing of Milk Cells

by jiopark — last modified Jan 22, 2015 09:34 AM

Recently Professor Juan F. Medrano was interviewed about his team's exciting RNA-Seq milk cell transcriptome project. He and his team at the Department of Animal Science are working to improve oligosaccharides in bovine milk.

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CBS's SmartPlanet.com posts Dr. Bruce German's interview about the human breast milk study

CBS's SmartPlanet.com posts Dr. Bruce German's interview about the human breast milk study

by jiopark — last modified Jan 15, 2015 03:29 PM

A production team from SmartPlanet.com came to UC Davis to interview Bruce German about studies on human milk.

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Explore Your Research Potential at the Food and Health Entrepreneurship Academy

Explore Your Research Potential at the Food and Health Entrepreneurship Academy

by jiopark — last modified Jan 22, 2015 09:36 AM

The Center for Entrepreneurship at UC Davis is sponsoring a week-long intensive Food and Health Entrepreneurship Academy to help science and engineering students, graduate students, postdocs, and faculty develop commercial interest in their research relevant to foods for health.

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FFHI Affiliated Faculty Member, Carolyn de la Peña Publishes Book about Artificial Sweetners

FFHI Affiliated Faculty Member, Carolyn de la Peña Publishes Book about Artificial Sweetners

by jiopark — last modified Jan 22, 2015 01:31 PM

Carolyn de la Peña, director of the UC Davis Humanities Institute and Professor of American Studies, recently published the book "Empty Pleasures" about the history of artificial sweetners.

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FFHI Researchers Publish Papers in PNAS

FFHI Researchers Publish Papers in PNAS

by jiopark — last modified Jan 22, 2015 01:32 PM

PNAS has recently published two papers about milk bioactives written by FFHI researchers: one in August specifically about milk oligosaccharides and bifidobacteria. The other, an international collaboration between researchers in Italy, Ireland and UC Davis, is available online.

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FFHI Welcomes New Associate Director of Business Development

FFHI Welcomes New Associate Director of Business Development

by jiopark — last modified Jan 15, 2015 03:31 PM

Samara Freeman re-joins the Foods for Health Institute as the new Associate Director of Business Development. She will evaluate research and see how it can be developed into commercial activity. Dr. Freeman draws from her years of experience to foster partnerships with industry sponsors and bring research to the next level.

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Food Anthropologist Diana Kennedy Introduces New Cookbook at Robert Mondavi Institute

Food Anthropologist Diana Kennedy Introduces New Cookbook at Robert Mondavi Institute

by jiopark — last modified Jan 15, 2015 03:31 PM

The Robert Mondavi Institute hosted a special evening with cookbook author and Mexican food enthusiast Diana Kennedy, which included a series of lectures, food and wine pairings, and a signing of Kennedy's newest book, Oaxaca al Gusto.

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Milk Bioactives and Functional Glycobiology Programs Graduate David Sela Awarded Prestigious Kinsella Dissertation Prize

Milk Bioactives and Functional Glycobiology Programs Graduate David Sela Awarded Prestigious Kinsella Dissertation Prize

by jiopark — last modified Jan 22, 2015 12:36 PM

David Sela, a recent graduate of the Milk Bioactives and Functional Glycobiology Programs, in David Mills’ Lab in the department of Viticulture and Enology, has recently been awarded the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Kinsella Prize for his doctoral dissertation. A review paper on the same topic, the molecular and evolutionary linkage between breast milk composition and infant gut microbiota, has recently graced the cover of Trends in Microbiology (July 2010).

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Nanoscience Reapplied: A Breakthrough In Personalized Nutrition?

Nanoscience Reapplied: A Breakthrough In Personalized Nutrition?

by jiopark — last modified Jan 22, 2015 12:38 PM

The Foods for Health Institute has launching a translational research program applying the technologies of nanoscience to understanding the structures and functions of lipid particles. Within this program are projects developing: new technologies for the measurement of HDL function, composition, and structure, new HDL diagnostics that will lead to novel dietary approaches to decrease heart disease risk in individuals, an understanding of the functions of the newly identified lipid particles in human milk. FFHI director, Dr. Bruce German, heads the new Lipid Nanoparticle Program and describes its goals.

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New York Times Newspaper Publishes Article about FFHI's Milk Bioactives Program

New York Times Newspaper Publishes Article about FFHI's Milk Bioactives Program

by jiopark — last modified Jan 22, 2015 12:37 PM

Nicholas Wade, Science writer for The New York Times, recently interviewed FFHI researchers David Mills and Bruce German and reported on the important findings of the Milk Bioactives Program.

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NSF Fellowship Has Milk Bioactives Program Student Dreaming Big

NSF Fellowship Has Milk Bioactives Program Student Dreaming Big

by Stephanie Maroney — last modified Oct 22, 2015 01:23 AM

Dave Dallas, a graduate student in the German Lab working on a new project of the Milk Bioactives and Children’s Health Programs, recently received an NSF fellowship. The fellowship will provide 3 years of funding for a project that span across multiple disciplines with the goal of studying milk digestion in premature infants.

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Pedianostics is Awarded “People’s Choice” Prize in Big Bang Business Competition

Pedianostics is Awarded “People’s Choice” Prize in Big Bang Business Competition

by jiopark — last modified Jan 22, 2015 12:38 PM

Pedianostics, an entrepreneurship venture spearheaded by Lorna de Leoz, was recently awarded the “People’s Choice” Prize in UC Davis’s Big Bang competition. Pedianostics, conceived of at the Food & Health Entrepreneurship Academy this past February, is an innovative venture aiming to create cutting-edge diagnostic tests for pediatric illnesses which currently have no effective diagnostics.

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Real-Life Solutions: Helping Premature Infants Fight Off Infections

Real-Life Solutions: Helping Premature Infants Fight Off Infections

by jiopark — last modified Jan 22, 2015 12:36 PM

Children’s Health and Functional Glycobiology Program researchers are currently testing new solutions for premature infants at risk of a potentially deadly disease of the intestine, necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Dr. Mark Underwood, a clinician and principal investigator of the collaborative research project aimed at preventing and treating NEC, explains the role of intestinal bacteria and oligosaccharides in this disease.

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Real-Life Solutions: Helping Premature Infants Fight Off Infections

Real-Life Solutions: Helping Premature Infants Fight Off Infections

by jiopark — last modified Jan 22, 2015 01:34 PM

Children’s Health and Functional Glycobiology Program researchers are currently testing new solutions for premature infants at risk of a potentially deadly disease of the intestine, necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Dr. Mark Underwood, a clinician and principal investigator of the collaborative research project aimed at preventing and treating NEC, explains the role of intestinal bacteria and oligosaccharides in this disease.

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Science with Promise: Working Toward Improving the Health of Children through a Gates Challenge Grant

Science with Promise: Working Toward Improving the Health of Children through a Gates Challenge Grant

by jiopark — last modified Jan 22, 2015 01:31 PM

The Gates Foundation has a clear mission: improving the condition of people worldwide by funding relevant research, boosting science that can help the world. In an effort to find nutritional solutions to the widespread problem of childhood malnutrition, the Gates Foundation recently awarded Milk Bioactives and Functional Glycobiology Program researchers of the Foods For Health Institute, with Dr. David Mills as Principal Investigator, a prestigious Gates Challenge Grant.

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Spotlight on Scientists: Dr. Sara Schaefer, New Associate Director of Educational Programs

Spotlight on Scientists: Dr. Sara Schaefer, New Associate Director of Educational Programs

by jiopark — last modified Jan 22, 2015 12:37 PM

Dr. Sara Schaefer is the new Associate Director of Educational Programs at the Foods For Health Institute. She received her doctorate in Nutritional Biology from UC Davis. Her past experience with developing and implementing educational programs in schools both at home and abroad, and her experience in the non-profit sector focusing on community nutrition have prepared her for her new role at the FFHI. Dr. Schaefer shares her plans for her Educational Programs work at the Institute.

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Spotlight on Scientists: Dr, Jaehan Kim of the Mills Laboratory

Spotlight on Scientists: Dr, Jaehan Kim of the Mills Laboratory

by jiopark — last modified Jan 15, 2015 03:32 PM

Dr. Jaehan Kim, a Senior Scientist in the Mills Lab, came to Davis from Korea to pursue his PhD in Food Science. At that time met his wife, Dr. Hyun Ju An, who was pursuing a PhD in Chemistry. Several years later, they have two children and are both Senior Scientists; Dr. Kim in the Mills Lab, and Dr. An in the Lebrilla Lab. Dr. Kim recently published a paper in the prestigious journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

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Spotlight on Scientists: Mariana Barboza

Spotlight on Scientists: Mariana Barboza

by jiopark — last modified Jan 22, 2015 12:39 PM

Mariana Barboza is a postdoctoral scholar in the Lebrilla Lab and Director of Glycoanalytical Research of the Foods For Health Institute’s Milk Bioactives and Functional Glycobiology Programs. Dr. Barboza’s research on the glycoprofiling of oligosaccharide consumption by intestinal bacteria was recently published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

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UC Davis Metabolomics at the Forefront of Cutting Edge Diagnostics

UC Davis Metabolomics at the Forefront of Cutting Edge Diagnostics

by jiopark — last modified Jan 22, 2015 12:39 PM

Foods for Health Institute researcher Carolyn Slupsky uses metabolomics, a powerful technique that measures multiple metabolites simultaneously, to discover novel biomarkers of disease, monitor effectiveness of treatments, and assess health status in a variety of health conditions. Her latest work focuses on detecting changes in the composition of intestinal microbiota and the effects of these changes on the health of individuals.

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