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Reddit, January 27, 2015

Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 10 a.m.: UCI molecular chemist Gregory Weiss answers questions about unboiling an egg on Reddit “Ask Me Anything” forum

Storify, January 27, 2015

Unboil an egg – UC Irvine

Find out how a lab at UCI was able to turn cooked egg whites back into clear liquid form and what the applications might be for cancer research. See a compilation of media coverage.

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NBC News, January 27, 2015

New technique to unboil an egg could help in fight against cancer

Chemists at the University of California, Irvine have found a way to “unboil” eggs – but they’re not using it to make a better breakfast. The technique, a combination of a new substance and mixing strategy, returns organic proteins to a more natural, useful state. It could be instrumental in speeding up the creation of such proteins in research and treatment of diseases like cancer.

 

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The Jerusalem Post, January 27, 2015

Only Muslims can change the world’s view of Islam

The recent massacre of journalists from the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris recalls the 2006 Danish cartoons that depicted the Prophet Mohammad as a terrorist. Meant to further debate about criticism of Islam and self-censorship, the caricatures were met with violent protests by Muslims worldwide …. The author, [Mohammed Wattad], is a visiting assistant professor at the University of California at Irvine, Department of Political Science.

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Daily Mail, January 27, 2015

East Antarctica’s largest glacier melting: Totten region more vulnerable to climate change than previously thought

The findings of the 21-year study by NASA and the University of California, Irvine claim to provide the most accurate estimates yet of just how fast glaciers are melting in the Amundsen Sea Embayment. Scientists found the rate by taking radar, laser and satellite measurements of the glaciers’ mass between 1992 and 2013.

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ABC News, January 27, 2015

Scientists crack the code on how to un-boil a hard-boiled egg

Scientists have cracked the code for un-boiling hard-boiled egg whites and it could have huge implications for cancer research. Egg whites are made of proteins that start out with a certain shape, explained Gregory Weiss, a professor of chemistry and molecular biology at the University of California, Irvine, and the experiment’s lead researcher. “Once you boil them, the proteins stay intact but they change their conformation,” he said.

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Time, January 27, 2015

Here’s why it’s important that scientists have figured out how to unboil egg whites

A group of University of California, Irvine, and Australian chemists have discovered how to unboil egg whites, potentially slashing costs for cancer treatment and food production. The discovery could be a financial boon to the biotechnology industry because scientists have long struggled to efficiently recycle molecular proteins, forcing manufacturers of cancer antibodies to use more expensive methods, according a press release by UC Irvine.

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KTLA 5, January 26, 2015

UCI scientists discover how to unboil eggs; hope to aid cancer research

Scientists at the University of California, Irvine helped to discovered how to unboil eggs recently – an effort they hope will help cancer researchers.

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Southern California Public Radio, January 26, 2015

Turning trash into electricity: Irvine landfill could power thousands of homes

Professor Jack Brouwer, associate director of the Advanced Power and Energy Program at UC Irvine, has more about the process of turning trash into electricity.

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ABC 7, January 26, 2015

UC Irvine scientist develops cold shoulder vest as a chilly weight loss tool

“Michael Phelps would need to… do about 10 hours of continuous butterfly stroke to burn 12,000 calories a day,” said UC Irvine science professor Wayne Hayes…. 50 years of research motivated Hayes to design The Cold Shoulder. It’s an ice vest to help the rest of us lose weight by getting chilly.

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Daily Mail, January 26, 2015

Scientists manage to ‘unboil’ an egg: Chemical process to untangle proteins could lead to cheaper cancer treatments

Chemists from the University of California Irvine and the University of Western Australia, have proved the process is reversible, if urea is added. ‘Yes, we have invented a way to unboil a hen egg,’ said Professor Gregory Weiss, a biochemist at UC Irvine.

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Newsweek, January 26, 2015

Scientists figure out how to unboil an egg

Scientists at the University of California Irvine have developed a way to unboil egg whites by “untangling” their proteins… “Yes, we have invented a way to unboil a hen egg,” UCI biochemistry professor Gregory Weiss said.

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