Sometimes crying over spilled milk isn't such a bad thing – especially if you're trying to produce electricity. Both tears and milk contain a protein called lysozyme that produces an electrical charge when squeezed. This new discovery begs the question: what could this be used for? In the future, this protein may serve as an energy-harvesting material to power medical devices.
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Feature| February 01 2018
Crystal clear: protein found in tears can generate electricity
Aimee Stapleton ;
Tewfik Soulimane ;
Biochem (Lond) (2018) 40 (1): 28–31.
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Aimee Stapleton, Tewfik Soulimane, Tofail Syed; Crystal clear: protein found in tears can generate electricity. Biochem (Lond) 1 February 2018; 40 (1): 28–31. doi: https://doi.org/10.1042/BIO04001028
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