From: University of Warwick
Published August 16, 2017 12:51 PM

Antifreeze to improve aeroplanes, ice cream and organ transplants

The design of airplane wings and storing organs for transplant could both become safer and more effective, thanks to a synthetic antifreeze which prevents the growth of ice crystals, developed by researchers at the University of Warwick.

  • Design of aeroplane wings and storing organs for transplant both set to be safer and more effective, thanks to synthetic antifreeze developed by University of Warwick
  • Inspired by natural antifreeze proteins, researchers create iron-based synthetic imitation which has been shown to slow growth of ice crystals
  • Could protect aeroplane wings and wind turbines from ice damage, make ice cream smoother, or make freezing human tissue for transplantation safer
  • Design rules for making antifreeze proteins have been blown wide open by research

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Image: Professor Matthew Gibson (Credit: University of Warwick)

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