Wednesday, February 04, 2015

How do you Like your Egg?...

...easy over? or "unboiled"?
"While it remains impossible to unring a bell, it is now possible to unboil an egg, as chemists at University of California, Irvine have discovered how to unboil egg whites by manipulating proteins.

“Yes, we have invented a way to unboil a hen egg,” said UCI chemistry and biology professor Gregory Weiss, according to UCI’s press release. “In our paper, we describe a device for pulling apart tangled proteins and allowing them to refold. We start with egg whites boiled for 20 minutes at 90 degrees Celsius and return a key protein in the egg to working order.”
But why? Does an "unboiled egg" cure cancer?

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1 Comments:

Blogger SnoopyTheGoon said...

Why? How else would people get their doctoral thesis? If not unboiling eggs, I mean.

February 09, 2015 6:21 am  

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