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Latest Antifreeze protein Stories

2008-01-17 07:49:31

A few sharp ice crystals ruin ice cream's silky texture, as all connoisseurs know. An edible, tasteless antifreeze may soon come to the rescue. The non-toxic antifreeze, made from a gelatin protein, could be added to any frozen food to prevent unappetizing ice crystals from forming, without otherwise affecting the food itself. "This has been a major problem in frozen foods," said food scientist Srinivasan Damodaran of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, who conducted the research. "Ice...

2005-10-20 13:45:09

By Julie Mollins TORONTO (Reuters) - Tiny fleas that survive on fungus found under a blanket of snow contain a unique antifreeze that could have implications for farming or transplant surgery, Canadian researchers said on Wednesday. The researchers, whose report is published in the latest edition of Science, said their findings could help protect plants or animals from frost, or allow donated transplant organs to be stored and transported at lower temperatures. The six-legged snow...