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Critical Questions

September 26, 2022

Researchers study human milk, pregnancy and COVID-19. This story appeared in the Fall 2022 issue of UC San Diego Magazine.

UC San Diego Research Collaborations Prompt Selection of South Africa for Lactation Conference

April 16, 2015

…South Africa for International Lactation Conference Conference to spotlight acute need for breastfeeding in developing countries In a country burdened by myriad infectious diseases and widespread poverty, the value of breastfeeding to improve infant health cannot be overstated. Such is the feeling of Lars Bode, an associate professor of pediatrics…

How Breast Cancer Usurps the Powers of Mammary Stem Cells

August 11, 2014

…mammary stem cells to create milk-producing cells essential to lactation. Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center have found that mammary stem cells associated with the pregnant mammary gland are related to stem cells found in breast cancer.

To Ward off Fatty Liver, Breast is Best for Mom

November 1, 2018

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Kaiser Permanente have discovered that mothers who breastfed a child or children for six months or more are at lower risk for developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) years later during mid-life. With no other current prevention options aside…

Unraveling the Complexity of Mother’s Milk

January 12, 2017

…for human milk and lactation research. In addition to leveraging UC San Diego’s strengths across disciplines—including developmental biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, nutritional sciences, biomedical technology, medicine and social sciences and education—the center will work closely with national and international partners. Collaborative studies will address how environmental variables such as diet, stress…

Pregnant Women on Antidepressants Less Likely to Breastfeed

March 8, 2012

Researchers at the California Teratogen Information Service (CTIS) Pregnancy Health Information Line, a statewide non-profit organization based at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, have found women exposed to certain antidepressants during pregnancy were significantly less likely to breastfeed their babies compared to unexposed women.

Breastfeeding Research Improves Lives and Advances Health, But Faces Conflicts

February 11, 2021

…are being cancelled and lactation services have been suspended in many places. Tensions abound Every parent knows that infant feeding is a complex issue, often evoking strong emotions based on personal experience. Difficult or negative breastfeeding experiences can fuel a defensive “breastfeeding denialism” attitude. Conversely, some breastfeeding advocates refuse to…

UC San Diego Launches New Human Milk Institute

October 25, 2022

Building upon a long history, the UC San Diego has launched a new Human Milk Institute to accelerate research into the biology and therapeutic potential of human milk to prevent or treat both infant and adult diseases. The new institute is believed to be the first of its kind in…

UC San Diego Human Milk Institute Names its Executive Director

October 2, 2023

UC San Diego Human Milk Institute names Mitra Hooshmand, PhD, as its Executive Director. Hooshman will lead strategy and operations at the innovative research institute.

Certificate Admissions Up at UC San Diego Extension

March 15, 2012

The number of continuing education students entering certificate programs at University of California San Diego Extension increased 19 percent last year, according to Elizabeth Silva, registrar and director of student services for the university’s continuing education programs.

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