News tagged with melons

Beta-carotene bioavailability of orange-fleshed honeydew

Eating fruits and vegetables is not often thought of as a "treatment." But according to researchers, there are more than 100 million people worldwide who have vitamin A deficiency, and for some of them, consuming fruits and ...

dateJul 02, 2014 in Other
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Melon-headed whale likely died of parasites

Pushing beached marine mammals back out to sea can pose health risks to humans, violates federal law and can actually do the animal more harm than good, according to marine experts who took part in a recent effort to save ...

dateMar 08, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Oranges and lemons: Spot the difference

A computer recognition system that is 99% accurate can identify different fruits and vegetables, even the particular strain of apples or plums, for instance. Research to be published in the International Journal of Applied ...

dateMar 07, 2013 in Computer Sciences
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Melon genome sequenced

A consortium of nine research centres has obtained the melon genome, a horticultural specie with high economic value around the world. It is the first time that a Spanish initiative that unites private and state-run centres ...

dateJul 02, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Bitter melon extract attacks breast cancer cells

The extract from a vegetable that is common in India and China shows promise in triggering a chain of events that kills breast cancer cells and prevents them from multiplying, a Saint Louis University researcher has found.

dateFeb 23, 2010 in Cancer
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Invasive Nettle Moth Triggers Hawaii Research

( -- Like children everywhere, kids in Hawaii love to run barefoot through tall grass. But an invasive pest called the nettle moth caterpillar can take the fun out of this simple childhood pleasure, according ...

dateNov 19, 2009 in Ecology
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