• Researchers at the University of California, Irvine, and Flinders University in Australia have figured out a process that can pull apart the tangled proteins, allowing them to refold and return to their original structure.
  • Other methods for untangling proteins are already available, but they take days to work. The new method takes minutes, speeding the process up by a factor of thousands, according to the report.
  • UCI has filed for a patent on the work, and its Office of Technology Alliances is “working with interested commercial partners”, according to the report. The results have been accepted by the journal ChemBioChem and will be published next week.

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