I’m Gregory Weiss, UC Irvine Molecular Chemist. My Lab Figured out How To “Unboil” Egg Whites. Ask Me Anything!
I posted about a team of scientists discovering how to untangle proteins a few days ago, well one of the chemists is doing an AMA on Reddit today!
This could lead to new treatment methods for diseases that are caused by deformed proteins, such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, and Parkinson’s.
On the beauty side of things, collagen and other connective proteins in the skin permanently denatures and deforms as it ages and is exposed to UV as well, we may one day be able to reform those collagen proteins into their “youthful” form!