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May 28, 2015

Spinning a New Version of Silk

After years of research decoding the complex structure and production of spider silk, NIBIB-funded researchers have now succeeded in producing samples of this exceptionally strong and resilient material in the laboratory. The new development could lead to a variety of biomedical materials from sutures to scaffolding for organ replacements. Read more at www.newsoffice.mit.edu.

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Biomaterials