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Study: Bovine Milk Exosomes Contain microRNA and mRNA, and are Taken up by Human Macrophages

We reported previously that microRNA (miRNA) are present in whey fractions of human breast milk, bovine milk, and rat milk.

…In the current study, we used bovine raw milk and total RNA purified from exosomes (prepared by ultracentrifugation) and ultracentrifuged supernatants, and analyzed them using miRNA and mRNA microarrays to clarify which miRNA and mRNA species are present in exosomes, and which species exist in other forms.

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Study: Breast Milk Sold Online May Not Be 100 Percent Human Milk

CINCINNATI (CBS Cleveland) — Buying breast milk online to nourish infants could be a risky health choice, according to a new study.

LiveScience reports that customers seeking pure breast milk online may be disappointed to find that one in 10 samples contained traces of cow’s milk. 301 more words


Breast milk promotes a different gut flora growth than infant formulas

07 SEP 2012
DURHAM, N.C. – The benefits of breast milk have long been appreciated, but now scientists at Duke University Medical Center have described a unique property that makes mother’s milk better than infant formula in protecting infants from infections and illnesses. 620 more words

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High levels of DDT in breast milk

” more than 300 times higher than the level allowed in cow’s milk”

7 SEP 2012
The highest levels ever of DDT in breast milk have been measured in mothers living in malaria-stricken villages in South Africa. 678 more words

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Breastfeeding may protect infants from HIV transmission

27 AUG 2012
Compound in human milk associated with reduced transmission from HIV-infected mother to breastfed infant

An international team of researchers has found that certain bioactive components found in human milk are associated with a reduced risk of HIV transmission from an HIV infected mother to her breast-fed infant. 443 more words

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Breast milk may be protective against devastating intestinal disorder

Public Release: 9-Sep-2014

Growth factor found in breast milk may be protective against devastating intestinal disorder of newborn infants

Premature infants are at increased risk for a potentially lethal gastrointestinal disease called necrotizing enterocolitis, or NEC. 691 more words

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