A premature infant drinking from a bottle
In Search of the Best Milk Recipe for Preemies’ Gut Bacteria
Milk fortifiers of human origin show no evident advantage in the development of the gut microbiota of premature infants over fortifiers derived from cows, while the intake of the mother’s own milk does, two studies suggest.
In Search of the Best Milk Recipe for Preemies’ Gut Bacteria
In Search of the Best Milk Recipe for Preemies’ Gut Bacteria

Milk fortifiers of human origin show no evident advantage in the development of the gut microbiota of premature infants over fortifiers derived from cows, while the intake of the mother’s own milk does, two studies suggest.

Milk fortifiers of human origin show no evident advantage in the development of the gut microbiota of premature infants over fortifiers derived from cows, while the intake of the mother’s own milk does, two studies suggest.

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Rethinking Raw Milk, 1918
Ashley Yeager | Dec 1, 2018
Bacteriologist Alice Evans identified the pathogen that causes undulant fever, leading her to push for the pasteurization of milk.
Jumping Spiders Produce Milk to Feed Their Young
Diana Kwon | Nov 29, 2018
Without access to their mothers’ milk, Toxeus magnus offspring die within the first 10 days of life.
Week in Review: March 10–14
Tracy Vence | Mar 14, 2014
Whole-genome sequencing in the clinic; blood-based biomarkers predict future cognitive problems; how some pain meds inhibit bacterial growth; ResearchGate launches Open Review
Origins of Lactase Persistence in Africa
Ashley P. Taylor | Mar 13, 2014
Large-scale sequencing effort confirms several mutations that confer lactase persistence in Africans, while haplotype analysis sheds light on the trait’s origins.
More than Calcium
Tracy Vence | Jan 22, 2014
Ancient DNA analysis suggests that calcium and vitamin D deficiencies were not the only reasons that may have driven Neolithic Iberian people to drink milk.
Breast Milk Programs Memory Skills
Ed Yong | Dec 1, 2013
Mouse mothers can improve their pups’ memories by altering levels of immune chemicals in their milk.
Re-sensitizing Resistant Bacteria
Dan Cossins | May 2, 2013
Researchers use a protein-lipid complex found in human breast milk to increase the activity of otherwise-ineffective antibiotics against drug-resistant pathogens.
2012 Labbies Honorable Mentions
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2012
Check out other memorable images and videos that were submitted to this year’s Labby Multimedia Awards.