How the Unboiled Egg Will Contribute to Cancer Research
Earlier this week, scientists at UC Irvine revealed that they have learned how to unboil an egg. Their discovery could lead to the development of a protein restoration system that would be a major asset in the fight against cancer.
You may have heard earlier this week that scientists in California have managed to unboil an egg and restore egg whites back into liquid form. On the surface, that sounds like little more than a neat science fair trick. Peter Edwards of The Toronto Star explains why the unboiled egg could lead to major medical breakthroughs:
"Scientists say they’ve figured out how to unboil an egg, and that this is a very good thing for cancer research and food production... This means harnessing the ability to quickly restore proteins, which would be invaluable in fighting cancer."
That's right. Those restored egg whites are almost 100% protein. According to UC Irvine Professor Gregory Weiss at UC Irvine, who helped oversee the research, the same process used to unboil the egg is to soon be tested on cancer-associated proteins.
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The new offices will be built in New York's Long Island City and Viriginia's Arlington.
- Amazon will receive more than $2 billion in incentives from the two states.
- The company plans to create a total of 50,000 jobs at an average wage of $150,000.
- The announcement has caused controversy, raising concerns about rising rent prices and potentially lost resources in communities surrounding the upcoming developments.
The results come from a 15-year study that used ultrasound scans to track blood vessels in middle-aged adults starting in 2002.
- The study measured the stiffness of blood vessels in middle-aged patients over time.
- Stiff blood vessels can lead to the destruction of delicate blood vessels in the brain, which can contribute to cognitive decline.
- The scans could someday become a widely used tool to identify people at high risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's.
Dozens of mummified cats were dug up this week. This isn't as shocking as you might think.
- Archaeologists in Egypt have found dozens of mummified cats in the tomb of a royal offical.
- The cats will join the ranks of hundreds of thousands of previously discovered ancient kitties.
- While the cats are nothing special, the tomb also held well preserved beetles.
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