Amino acid supplement is a key to reproductive health in dairy cows

University of Illinois researchers, including Phil Cardoso (pictured), found rumen-protected lysine improves uterine health in dairy cows during the transition period. Credit: University of Illinois Lysine is an essential amino acid for dairy cows, helping boost milk production when added to the diet at adequate levels. But could lysine benefit cows in other ways? A … Read more

How the body senses an essential amino acid

Cells in the liver are arranged in “lobules” of concentric rings of hepatocytes. Liver cells within the lobules vary in their sensitivity to the essential amino acid leucine. Credit Andrew Cangelosi/Whitehead Institute A new paper from Whitehead Institute researchers reveals how mice sense an essential amino acid called leucine, which many people get from eating … Read more