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Genetically engineered spider silk could help overcome a major barrier to the use of gene therapy in everyday medicine.
A spectacular golden textile, conceived and created by Simon Peers and Nicholas Godley in Madagascar from silk thread collected from over one million Golden Orb spiders (Nephila madagascariensis), will go on exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago, the countryâ€™s second largest art museum.
ST. LOUIS, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sigma Life Science, the innovative biological products and services research business of Sigma-AldrichÂ® (Nasdaq: SIAL), today announced the signing of an agreement with Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc.
Scientists now have a better understanding of why spider silk fibers are so incredibly strong.
Studying spider silk, NSF-supported researchers learn about the properties of this sticky material, and their findings could lead to new bio-adhesives and glues that work under water.
A research and development effort has succeeded in producing transgenic silkworms capable of spinning artificial spider silks.
Researchers have long envied spiders' ability to manufacture silk that is light-weighted while as strong and tough as steel or Kevlar.
Discovery opens the way toward biomimetic production of ultra-strong, elastic fibers.
CSIRO scientist Dr Tara Sutherland and her team have achieved another important milestone in the international quest to artificially produce insect silk.
A spider may be the reason fog-catching nets, which provide precious water in rain-starved parts of the world, may be ready for a high-tech upgrade.
The Edible Golden Silk Spider (Nephila edulis) also known as the Golden Silk Orb-weaver, is a species of spider that occurs widely in Australia in both tropical and temperate regions. It is also found in parts of New Guinea and New Caledonia. It is not understood why this particular species is considered edible, however, it is a delicacy in New Guinea, where it is plucked from the web and lightly roasted over open fire. The species was first collected in 1799 byJacques Labillardiere, in...
The Golden Silk Spider (Nephila clavipes) is a species of orbweaver spider. It is found in the warmer regions of the Americas. In the United States, this species ranges throughout the coastal southeast and inland, from North Carolina to Texas. In many areas its distribution is somewhat localized and may be absent in many areas over wide areas. In some arboreal or swampy areas, adults and their webs can be found in large concentrations, especially near the coast. This species is also...
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