Arachnid Rapunzel: Researchers Spin Spider Silk Proteins Into Artificial Silk

10 febrero 2015

Incredibly tough, slightly stretchy spider silk is a lightweight, biodegradable wonder material with numerous potential biomedical applications. But although humans have been colonizing relatively placid silkworms for thousands of years, harvesting silk from territorial and sometimes cannibalistic spiders has proven impractical. Instead, labs hoping to harness spider silk’s mechanical properties are using its molecular structure as a template for their own biomimetic silks.
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