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  • News - 31 Oct 2022
    In nature, some animals make elastic and strong fibers such as the silk spiders produce for their webs. Such fibers consist of a polypeptide structure and inspire study into the growth of...
  • News - 26 Sep 2022
    Writing in the journal Food Hydrocolloids, a team of researchers from Zhejiang University in China has investigated porous hydrogel packaging for the safe transportation and storage of...
  • News - 3 Aug 2022
    In a paper recently published in the journal Materials, researchers demonstrated the preparation and efficiency of a fibroin bioadhesive derived from spider-web silk with a layer of tannic acid...
  • News - 8 Jul 2022
    The small aquatic snail-like molluscs use a tongue bristling with tiny microscopic teeth to scrape food off rocks and into their mouths. These teeth contain a hard yet flexible composite, which in...
  • News - 22 Jun 2022
    Silk cultivation has been carried out for centuries with the help of domesticated silkworms. However, it has been hard to commercially bulk produce spider silk as a result of their cannibalistic...
  • News - 20 Jun 2022
    Scientists from China have investigated the use of silk sericin, a protein that naturally occurs in silkworm cocoons, in biomedical applications. Their findings have been published in a pre-print...
  • News - 4 Mar 2022
    Prying a mussel from rock, wood or anything else is tough. The underwater mollusks have a gluey secret that has fascinated researchers for a long time. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/...
  • News - 28 Feb 2022
    In a review article recently published in the journal iScience, researchers discussed the recent development of bioinspired structural and functional materials based on silk. Study: Silk-based...
  • News - 17 Nov 2021
    Several marine organisms, such as mussels, secrete adhesive proteins that allow them to stick to different surfaces under sea water. This attractive underwater adhesion property has inspired decades...
  • News - 8 Nov 2021
    Spider-webs are one of nature’s wonders; besides being remarkably intricate structures, they have been subjected to intense scientific study. This is due to the properties of the silk material...