Mat of Woven Proteins Can Soak Up Pollution

(From UPI)

Scientists have found a way to keep proteins alive outside the cell. The proteins could be used to build a range of new materials with the physical and chemical attributes of living systems.

Empowered by the technological breakthrough, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley wove a mat of proteins capable of soaking up chemical contaminants.

“We think we’ve cracked the code for interfacing natural and synthetic systems,” Ting Xu, a material science professor at Berkeley, said in a news release.

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