To bite or not to bite! Height and weight are the questions

The Scottish biting midge demonstrates a preference for men that are tall and women that have a large BMI and children may inherit a tendency to be bitten from their parent(s) according to a questionnaire-based study published in BMC Public Health by researchers at Rothamsted Research (an institute of the BBSRC) and the University of Aberdeen.

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Helping plants to help themselves

With the need to feed an ever increasing world population, we must reduce crop yield losses in new, sustainable ways. A paper published in the journal Food Security by Dr Toby Bruce from Rothamsted Research (an institute of BBSRC), emphasises the need to reduce crop losses caused by pests.

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