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Barile Lab Graduate Students win 1st place and 3rd place at the The Sixth Annual Graduate Student Research Poster Competition  

Barile Lab Graduate Students win 1st place and 3rd place at the The Sixth Annual Graduate Student Research Poster Competition

Fourteen graduate students from the Departments of Food Science and Technology, and Viticulture and Enology participated in the competition on December 10, 2015. Joshua Cohen and Randall Robinson were the first and third place winners, respectively. Josh's poster was about a new Pilot scale isolation method for bioactive oligosaccharides from whey permeate. Randall presented his work in developing a novel, high-throughput method of oligosaccharide analysis by mass spectrometry.

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Barile Lab co-author a paper in Cell

Gut Microbes and Milk Compounds Tackle Childhood Malnutrition

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Barile’s lab member wins 3rd place at RMI poster competition  

Barile’s lab member wins 3rd place at RMI poster competition

Tian is a fourth year Ph.D. candidate in the Barile Lab. Originally from China, she joined UC Davis after obtaining her bachelor degree in Food Science and Technology from Jiangnan University. Her research interests are to understand the relationship between the chemical structure and biological properties of food components, especially the activity of functional carbohydrates as prebiotics, and to develop the efficient separation method for isolating the identified carbohydrates from complex food matrices. Her current research is related to identification and isolation of complex bioactive carbohydrate structures from various sources of food, including plants and dairy products. Tian’s poster, titled “Identification and Characterization of Potential Prebiotic Oligosaccharides in Coffee” was selected in 5th Annual Graduate Student Poster Competition hosted by the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science. The poster presented the analytical characterization of functional carbohydrates in brewed coffee, providing new possibilities for developing next generation selective prebiotics. This year there were 16 research posters, making the competition intense. Posters were evaluated on the research’s significance and implications, presentation of poster and interaction with judges, who were mainly industry members. Congratulations Tian!

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Breast milk reveals clues for health

An interdisciplinary team is decoding the mysteries of human breast milk, figuring out what makes it so good for babies — and hoping to capture that goodness to help improve other people's health, say, by boosting immunity in children in the developing world, and in cancer patients and the elderly.

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Toward Preemie Probiotics: Milk Processing Lab featured in Chemical & Engineering News

“Breast is best,” so the mantra on infant feeding goes. The evolutionary case for that logic is easy—human milk is designed to feed human infants. But unraveling the chemistry that underpins the benefits of breast feeding versus using infant formula is still an adventure in complexity.

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Meet the New Shields Chair: Dr. David Mills

“The endowment secures infinite dairy research at UC Davis. As the fund’s market value continues to grow, its earnings allow for the Chair to invest in students, faculty and research programs, all designed to advance California’s position in the global dairy industry,” says Mills.

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Barile lab featured in Northwestern Univeristy's Medill Reports

Children in developing countries who are dying from devastating intestinal diseases may be helped by promising research that is working with a very natural solution: milk.

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Dairy Research Institute Grant Supports Innovative Work by FFHI Researchers

Foods for Health Institute researchers will measure the effects of complex sugars from cow milk to improve the function of the gastrointestinal system. They will analyze valuable molecules in whey permeate – a dairy-industry byproduct. As part of a research grant funded by the Dairy Research Institute, Foods for Health Institute researchers will be investigating the effects of feeding different doses of bovine milk oligosaccharides (BMOs, or sugars from cow’s milk) for the purpose of modifying the gastrointestinal function in healthy people. The grant includes the collaborative work of Dr. Daniela Barile, Dr. Dave Mills, Dr. Angela Zivkovic, Dr. Jennifer Smilowitz, Dr. Carolyn Slupsky and Dr. Bruce German.

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Congrats to Dave Dallas, Kinsella Prize winner who has helped uncover secrets of human milk

Building on interdisciplinary studies conducted at UC Davis on the composition and protective qualities of human breast milk, Dallas characterized N-linked glycans, a component of human breast milk that is associated with beneficial health effects, but has undetermined functions. Dallas’ doctoral work identified 500 novel peptides, compounds never before identified in human milk.

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Wheys and Means: The New Model for Human Diet and Health

The goal of life sciences is to build an integrative view of diet and health and to apply this knowledge to improving health and preventing disease. To this end, it will be necessary to understand the targets in individual humans on which diet acts to actually improve their health and lower their risk of future disease. How could such targets be found?

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 R.I.S.E: Protecting the Fragile Intestine  

R.I.S.E: Protecting the Fragile Intestine

Several researchers from the Foods for Health Institute, and others were awarded a prestigious Research Investments in the Sciences and Engineering (R.I.S.E.) grant from the UC Davis Office of Research. The project "Protecting the Fragile Intestine: Integrating Microbiota and Mucosal Health" examines the important role of the intestine in promoting overall health.

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FST Professors funded by the Gates Foundation  

FST Professors funded by the Gates Foundation

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, will join in an international research effort to develop new ways to diagnose, treat and prevent malnutrition in infants and children around the world.

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