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Sunday, October 30, 2005

Snow flea anti-freeze proteins to aid in transplants

Researchers from Queen's University may have discovered a means to prolong the preservation period for organs for transplantation by isolating a novel antifreeze glycine-rich protein from snow fleas. As well as its potential for use in organ transplants, the researchers suggest it could help to increase frost resistance in plants, and inhibit crystallization in frozen foods. more @ biotech-weblog.com