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A unique ability of tardigrades (water bears) to produce protein bio-glass that protects their cells during dehydration:

Scientists are already thinking up applications for this kind of protein, such as preserving vaccines so they don't need refrigeration.

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Developed by: UW Center for Game Science, UW Institute for Protein Design, Northeastern University, Vanderbilt University Meiler Lab, UC Davis
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