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  • Cold temperatures, a potential ally against cancer

    Exposure to cold temperatures can reduce tumour growth by slowing down the glucose metabolism of cancer cells. 

    • Publication date : 2022/09/28
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Thin Ice: the very first weight loss clothing line

    According to its creator, refrigerated clothes 'hacks' human metabolism to trick the body into burning up to 1,000 extra calories a day.

    • Publication date : 2015/09/07
  • Cooling to heal

    Therapeutic hypothermia cools the body of patients who have suffered brain damage to a moderate temperature (between 32°C and 34°C) in order to slow the deterioration process.

    • Publication date : 2014/11/24
  • Novel energy-saving cryogenic equipment for walnut kernel peeling

    In a recent study, a prototype cryogenic equipment was designed to peel walnut kernel more efficiently than by immersion in liquid nitrogen. 

    • Publication date : 2021/04/28
    • Subjects: Technology
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    Reducing post-harvest food losses in sub-Saharan Africa 

    To strengthen the cold chain for fruit and vegetables in sub-Saharan Africa, sustainable measures and the use of precooling are recommended in a review article. 

    • Publication date : 2022/12/15
    • Subjects: Developing country
  • Course on fruit and vegetables preservation

    The Postharvest and Refrigeration Group of the Technical University of Cartagena (Spain) offers the second International Course on Postharvest Technology and Minimal Processing of Fruit and Vegetables, from 23 to 29 April 2008. The Chair of the...

    • Publication date : 2008/02/26
  • US increasing food waste

    Food waste contributes to excess consumption of freshwater and fossil fuels which, along with methane and CO2 emissions from decomposing food, thus impact global climate change. In a recent paper published in the Public Library of Science ONE,...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • Frozen “to death” and… “resuscitated”!

    Justin Smith was found “dead frozen” by his father Don in Pennsylvania. After 12 hours spent in the snow at -20°C, Justin was first declared dead. The secret that saved Smith lies in the way the body slows down as it gets colder.

    • Publication date : 2016/06/21
  • Cold storage conditions for fruits and vegetables

    Practical recommendations for the cold storage of over 200 cultivars of fruits, vegetables and herbs (storage temperatures, relative humidity, storage time, controlled atmosphere...

    • Last update : 2023/01/16
    • Langues : English, French
    • Themes : Fruit, Vegetables