Recent News from the Foods for Health Institute
FFHI scientists have found that mother’s milk is not only nourishing to infants, but also protects them against pathogens and other invaders. This is because complex sugars found in breastmilk feed specific protective microbes that inhabit the infant gut. Now, this team has shown these same sugars can also be obtained from cow’s milk.
FFHI researchers are part of an important paper in Cell, which offers novel approaches to address childhood malnutrition through nourishing gut microbes with milk compounds.
Bethany Henrick, Associate Director of Scientific Programs at the Foods for Health Institute co-authors in Frontiers in Immunology.
Bruce German, Director of the Foods for Health Institute, was among several faculty asked to predict the future of their particular fields of research and expertise in the new year.
UC Davis News reports on findings that fortified, lipid- or fat-based nutritional supplements provided during pregnancy to women in Bangladesh reduced stunting, abnormally low weight and small head size in babies born to these women, reports a team of University of California, Davis, researchers who led the international project.
UC Davis News highlights the Food, Ag & Health Solution Summit, organized by the World Food Center and Innovation Institute for Food and Health.
2015 is the International Year of Soils and for the commemoration of World Food Day, the Sacramento Farm to Fork Speaker Series brought an author and medical doctor whose work unites these themes.
Bruce German, Director of the Foods for Health Institute, explains the collaborative and shared vision of Davis and Dublin as leaders in food and health research.
Steven Frese, a former postdoctoral researcher in the lab of David Mills, begins a new position in Research and Development with Evolve Biosystems in Davis, CA.
The UC Davis Foods for Health Institute (FFHI) welcomes Bethany Henrick, Ph.D. as Associate Director of Scientific Programs.