January 23, 2015

NOW UNBOIL A LOBSTER:

SCIENTISTS FIGURE OUT HOW TO UNBOIL EGGS (Mary Beth Griggs, 1/23/15, Popular Science)

It has often been said that you can't unscramble an egg. But you might be able to unboil one.

When you boil an egg, the heat causes the proteins inside the egg white to tangle and clump together, solidifying it. New research published in ChemBioChem by scientists at UC Irvine shows how they can essentially reverse the clumping process by adding chemicals to a cooked egg.

"Yes, we have invented a way to unboil a hen egg," UCI biochemist Gregory Weisssaid in a statement. "In our paper, we describe a device for pulling apart tangled proteins and allowing them to refold."

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