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2010-09-30 09:25:00

A research and development effort has succeeded in producing transgenic silkworms capable of spinning artificial spider silks.

2010-09-22 09:50:35

Scientists can now look all the way down to the atoms our tendons are made up of and discover the reason for these strains, sprains, and tears.

2010-09-21 21:45:10

Tendons are the body's marionette strings, connecting bones to muscles that raise an eyebrow or propel us into a full run.

2010-09-20 05:00:00

Company Planting 300 Acres of Fiber-Variety Flax in Kingstree, South Carolina; Commencing Growing Trials as Part of the Initiative PORTLAND, OR, Sept.

2010-08-11 05:35:00

NEW YORK, Aug 11 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Recently, a new online store operated by Abizark, http://www.inetsilk.com , was opened, mainly providing genuine silk products for retail and small scale wholesale.

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2010-07-31 06:45:09

Tougher than a bullet-proof vest yet synonymous with beauty and luxury, silk fibers are a masterpiece of nature whose remarkable properties have yet to be fully replicated in the laboratory.

2010-07-28 14:50:00

BOSTON, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A $13 million settlement has been reached between four parties and the United States to expedite cleanup of the contaminated Blackburn and Union Privileges Superfund Site in Walpole, Mass., the Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.

2010-07-20 14:13:51

Deaths in England and Wales from injuries and diseases caused by work have almost halved in 20 years.


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2005-07-14 11:23:31

The silkworm (Bombyx mori or "raw silk of mulberry") is the larva of a moth that is economically important as the producer of silk. Its diet consists solely of mulberry leaves and it is native to northern China. The silkworm is so called because it spins its cocoon from raw silk. The cocoon is made of a single continuous thread of raw silk from 1000 to 3000 feet (300 to 900 meters) long. Silkworms have a good appetite. They eat mulberry leaves day and night continuously. Thus, they grow...

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