A cancer treatment inspired by the foam on top of your overly complicated iced coffee

Scientists use culinary arts techniques to create new therapeutic materials.

a gloved hand releases foam out of a siphon
A reverse-engineered whipping siphon dispenses gas-entrapping foam in the University of Iowa lab of James Byrne, MD, PhD. Byrne focuses on the use of molecular gastronomical techniques to create novel materials for the treatment for cancer. Credit: University of Iowa Health Care