Volume 92 Issue 40 | pp. 42-43
Issue Date: October 6, 2014

Cryoprotectant Chemicals Put The Freeze On Ice Crystal Growth

Scientists seek molecules that prevent ice from damaging frozen cells
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: cryoprotectant, ice, antifreeze glycoprotein, ice recrystallization inhibitor

In the freezer, there’s a fine line between preservation and destruction. Take, for example, a carton of ice cream. Left in the freezer too long, this cold, creamy treat transforms into a grainy, gritty disappointment.

Inferior ice cream isn’t exactly one of the world’s most pressing problems, but Matthew I. Gibson says old ice cream illustrates one of the major difficulties faced by anyone trying to store blood, stem cells, or . . .

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