Akkermansia: a probiotic of the future?

The most common probiotics hail from the genera Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. But today researchers have been identifying new genera of bacteria isolated from the healthy human gut that may become the probiotic of the future. (See here for a previous … Continue reading

Global FoodOmics: A Crowd-Sourced Window Into Microbes In Our Foods

Among the factors under our control, diet may be the most important determinant of our gut microbiota. Observations from the American Gut Project suggest that foods containing live microbes increase fecal bacterial diversity, which is generally associated with a healthy … Continue reading

Are Health-Boosting Benefits Hiding in Some of Your Favorite Foods?

Love yogurt, kefir, cheese, wine, beer, kimchi, and pickles? A new peer-reviewed paper supported in part by the California Dairy Research Foundation, reveals evidence that fermented foods, developed thousands of years ago for their ability to avoid contamination, may increase … Continue reading

14th International Symposium on Milk Genomics and Human Health

14th International Symposium on Milk Genomics and Human Health Program The three day event is being organized by the IMGC in collaboration with Laval University (Institute on nutrition and functional foods and STELA Dairy Research Centre, Dairy Farmers of Canada, … Continue reading

Highlights of the 13th Annual IMGC Symposium held in Davis, California

Highlights of the 13th Annual IMGC Symposium by Sam Westreich in SPLASH!® milk science update: October 2016 The International Milk Genomics Consortium (IMGC) held its 13th annual conference this past September 27–29, 2016, at the University of California, Davis. With … Continue reading