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Mother's genes can influences the bacteria in her baby's gut

Mother's genes can influences the bacteria in her baby's gut

Researchers at UC Davis have found that a gene, which is not active in some mothers, produces a breast milk sugar that influences the development of the community of gut bacteria in their infants.

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Researchers uncover hidden miracles in breast milk with links to cancer

Researchers uncover hidden miracles in breast milk with links to cancer

At UC Davis, collaborative research — linking scientists across the campus from multiple fields of expertise — has led to significant advancements in many areas, including our understanding of the benefits of breast milk.

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$6.9 million funds studies of health-boosting compounds in cow’s milk

$6.9 million funds studies of health-boosting compounds in cow’s milk

Research on milk glycans is funded for a total of $6.9 million from the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and the National Cancer Institute.

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Human Milk Project milestones

Human Milk Project milestones

The Human Milk Project is a successful research unit at UC Davis comprised of multi-disciplinary scientists that explore the structure and function of components of human milk.

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Mother's Milk, Miracle Food

Mother's Milk, Miracle Food

In the Fall 2014 issue of UC Davis Medicine magazine, journalists profile the work of human milk scientists and CHAMMP researchers at UC Davis.

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Distinct gut microbiotas and immune systems develop in breast-fed and bottle-fed rhesus macaques

Distinct gut microbiotas and immune systems develop in breast-fed and bottle-fed rhesus macaques

A new study by researchers from UC Davis, the California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) at UC Davis and UC San Francisco has shown that infant rhesus monkeys receiving different diets early in life develop distinct immune systems.

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Researchers discover new data about the body's responses to HIV infection

Researchers discover new data about the body's responses to HIV infection

CHAMMP researchers Lauren Hirao and Satya Dandekar were featured for their important discoveries on the behavior of HIV in the gut.

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Researcher Spotlight: Lauren Hirao

Researcher Spotlight: Lauren Hirao

Lauren Hirao is a postdoctoral scholar in the Medical Microbiology and Immunology Department, and a Center of Health for Advancing Microbiome and Mucosal Protection (CHAMMP) collaborator.

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Satya Dandekar on HIV pathogensis and gut mucosal immune defense

Satya Dandekar on HIV pathogensis and gut mucosal immune defense

Dr. Satya Dandekar gave a presentation as part of the Medical Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series, "Emerging Challenges in Microbiology and Immunology."

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All probiotics are not the same in protecting premature infants

All probiotics are not the same in protecting premature infants

UC Davis Health System News reports that researchers at UC Davis Children’s Hospital have found that treating premature infants with probiotics, the dietary supplements containing live bacteria that many adults take to help maintain their natural intestinal balance, may be effective for preventing a common and life-threatening bowel disease among premature infants.

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CHAMMP symposium afternoon speakers

CHAMMP symposium afternoon speakers

The afternoon session of the 2013 CHAMMP Symposium featured final presentations and a panel discussion addressing the symposium theme, “Advancing microbiome and mucosal protection in chronic inflammatory disease and development.”

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CHAMMP symposium morning speakers

CHAMMP symposium morning speakers

The 2013 CHAMMP Symposium opened with a welcome and introduction from Chancellor Linda Katehi, Dr. Satya Dandekar, and Dr. Frederick Meyers.

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RISE grant creates CHAMMP

RISE grant creates CHAMMP

The Center of Health for Advancing Microbiome and Mucosal Protection is the central hub for research activities related to the UC Davis Office of Research R.I.S.E. grant project "Protecting the Fragile Intestine."

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