It’s one of those problems Earth citizens have been begging scientists to solve for decades – and chemists have finally had their ‘Eureka!’ moment.
This week, scientists revealed how to ‘unboil’ an egg.
‘Yes, we have invented a way to unboil a hen egg,’ says University of California Irvine biochemistry professor Gregory Weiss.
‘We start with egg whites boiled for 20 minutes at 90 degrees Celsius and return a key protein in the egg to working order.’
The point of the process, using a machine called a ‘vortex fluid device’ isn’t for chefs to be able to reuse leftover bits of egg.
Instead, the process allows chemists to ‘recycle’ difficult-to-make proteins – and could revolutionise the manufacture of cancer treatments and foods.
‘It’s not so much that we’re interested in processing the eggs; that’s just demonstrating how powerful this process is,’ Weiss said
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