September 14, 2016

Milk at Altitude: Exploring Health in the Himalayas


Milk at Altitude: Exploring Health in the Himalayas
Scientists agree that breast milk is good for babies, but E.A. Quinn believes there's a lot more to learn. Join Quinn on a recent research trip to a remote valley in Nepal, where she works with community partners to understand the health of mothers and infants under extreme conditions. How is human milk different in the Himalayan highlands than in the United States? What can these differences reveal about what moms and babies everywhere need to be healthy? Hear Quinn describe her fieldwork, what she's found out so far, and why she's so fascinated by this "incredible fluid." 

Image EA Quinn/Biomarkers & Milk Lab. Audio Free Music Archive: Aaron Ximm, Broke for Free, Dexter Britain, Chris Zabriskie, Jared C. Balogh, Ketsa