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Reducing strawberry weight loss, bruising

Strawberries are very fragile and highly susceptible to mechanical injury during commercial production. Growers interested in ways to increase profits and reduce product loss are seeking improved handling and temperature management techniques.



Reducing yield loss for crops under stress

Plant researchers are taking a long look at stress in order to improve crop productivity, especially when faced with issues of climate change.



Loss of gene function increases cancer aggression

Prostate cancer cells are more likely to spread to other parts of the body if a specific gene quits functioning normally, according to new data from researchers.



Greenland glaciers ice loss

Scientists who study the melting of Greenland's glaciers are discovering that water flowing beneath the ice plays a much more complex role than they previously imagined.



Nitrogen loss threatens desert plant life

As the climate gets warmer, arid soils lose nitrogen as gas, reports a new Cornell study. That could lead to deserts with even less plant life than they sustain today, say the researchers.



World will miss 2010 target to stem biodiversity loss

The world will miss its agreed target to stem biodiversity loss by next year, according to experts convening in Cape Town for a landmark conference devoted to biodiversity science.



Brain response food may aid weight loss

A difference in brain activity patterns may explain why some people are able to maintain a significant weight loss while others regain the weight, according to a new study.



Plant-based, low-carb diets promotes weight loss and medical health

Overweight individuals who ate a low-calorie, low-carbohydrate diet high in plant-based proteins for four weeks lost weight and experienced improvements in blood cholesterol levels and other heart disease risk factors, according to a report.



Different genes cause loss of body parts

New research shows that when two species of stickleback fish evolved and lost their pelvises and body armour, the changes were caused by different genes in each species.



Protein-protein interaction explains vision loss

The mystery of genetic disease is only partially solved with the identification of a mutated gene. Often, the patterns of disease vary in type and severity among those who are affected.



Job loss can make you sick

In the face of rising unemployment and businesses declaring bankruptcy, a new study has found that losing your job can make you sick.



Devastating loss of phosphorus from soil

Crop growth, drinking water and recreational water sports could all be adversely affected if predicted changes in rainfall patterns over the coming years prove true, according to research.



Insights into progressive hearing loss

In parallel studies in human and mouse, two groups of researchers have come to the same conclusion: that a new kind of gene is associated with progressive hearing loss.



Understanding hair loss

After six years of research, scientists have succeeded in identifying a gene that is responsible for a rare hereditary form of hair loss known as Hypotrichosis simplex.



Desserts can be thawed and served in under 15 minutes without loss of taste or texture

Desserts made from authentic American recipes, just thaw and serve without loss of taste or texture, and ready for sale in under 15 minutes. Rubbish, we hear you say!



From modern loss in weight control to spicy crisps

In modern food processing most products require a specifically designed manufacturing process.



Exercise can slow onset of Alzheimer’s memory loss

Keeping active can slow down the progression of memory loss in people with Alzheimer’s disease, a study has shown.



Faecal blood loss with aspirin

Faecal blood loss has been measured using autologous erythrocytes labelled with radioactive chromium for several decades, using generally similar methods.



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