(Shinshu University) Successful development of a highly stable artificial protein that only denatures at 122 °C. Named SUWA, the little protein nanobuliding block pillars are like the lumber poles used in the Onbashira Matsuri which are used to build the holy shrines of Suwa Taisha. Withstanding heat, the hope is that these artificial proteins will be used in nanotechnology and synthetic biology.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-02/su-sah022820.php