Synthetic Anti-freeze Protein for Organ Transplantation

The fact, that something as small as ice, can bring an airplane down is indeed petrifying. Formation of ice crystals on airplane wings, can ultimately lead to loss of control leading to plane crashes. Not only can it bring an airplane down, it can also alter the creamy ice cream we love to eat, into icy flaky lumps. Inspired by the antifreeze proteins that are naturally found in animals like the arctic fish, to protect itself from the freezing, scientists have developed a synthetic iron mimic that can be used to prevent everyday ice damage.

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