Unboiling Eggs and Cancer Treatment

Unboiling Eggs and Cancer Treatment

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 7 , Segment 2

Episode: Peaceful Muslims, Unboiling Eggs, Drones, Economic Success

  • Feb 17, 2015 10:00 pm
  • 16:36 mins

Guest: Gregory Weiss, Professor of Chemistry and Molecular Biology & Biochemistry at the University of California, Irvine  How to boil an egg is among the simplest first lessons a home cook learns. Unboiling the egg, is certainly not. A team at the University of California, Irvine, in partnership with Australian chemists, recently published a paper in the journal ChemBioChem explaining how to turn a boiled hen egg back into liquid to help reduce costs in cancer treatments.  “I’m really interested in the proteins that drive cancer cells to become tumors. Those kinds of protein cells,” says Weiss, “are truly evil. I want develop things that will detect those kinds of proteins so we can quickly diagnose the cancer.”