October 26, 2021

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The Secret to Better Chocolate Was Inside Us All Along

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Researchers have been able to engineer super-strong fibers made of muscle proteins with the help of protein-assembling microbes. And some other research might eliminate the need to temper chocolate, a part of the chocolate production process that is the bane of amateur bakers everywhere.

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Sources:
Muscles
http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-25360-6
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/926667
https://www.embl-hamburg.de/~wilmanns/titin/lit/tskhovrebova03.pdf
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2012/12/13/how-to-pronounce-the-longest-word-in-the-world/

Chocolate
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-25206-1

How (and Why) to Temper Chocolate


https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nuria-Acevedo/publication/289728067_Nanostructure_and_Microstructure_of_Fats/links/5a4ba9fd0f7e9b8284c2d3c9/Nanostructure-and-Microstructure-of-Fats.pdf
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221479931500079X
https://www.chemistryworld.com/features/well-tempered-chocolate/9200.article

The Polymorphs of Chocolate


https://www.chemistryviews.org/details/ezine/808827/Chocolate__The_Noblest_Polymorphism_II.html

Images:
https://www.istockphoto.com/vector/skeletal-muscle-gm1256975161-368215673
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/neuromuscular-junction-gm1272322355-374628894
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-25360-6
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Titin_IG_Domains.jpg
https://www.eurekalert.org/multimedia/797897
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chocolate_tempering_(3).JPG
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Couverture_chocolate_samples,_tempered_and_untempered.jpg
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/chocolate-spread-gm157403716-7661008
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/chocolate-assortment-background-top-view-of-different-kinds-of-chocolate-gm1276645382-376096164
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-25206-1
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https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/education-anatomy-and-histological-sample-striated-muscle-tissue-under-the-microscope-gm1174812814-326873138

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