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Spider Silk May One Day Be Produced From Bacteria
2012-07-19 10:11:02

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a development that could have wide reaching ramification for material production, researchers may have finally unlocked a consistent process for producing spider silk from bacteria. A new video article in JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, demonstrates a key step in the procedures to harvest and process synthetic spider silk from bacteria called “post-spin.” In this step, silk molecules are mechanically...

2011-10-20 12:20:00

Joseph Federico, VP of NJ Micro Electronic Testing, Clifton, NJ, Announced that the Laboratory is Expanding its Laboratory Testing Services to Include Stress Testing for a Spectrum of Materials and Structures. Clifton, NJ (PRWEB) October 20, 2011 Joseph Federico, NJ Micro Electronic Testing Vice President, announces the expansion of its laboratory testing services to include stress testing of a spectrum of materials and structures subjected to a dynamic force or load....

2011-08-31 12:40:00

Joseph Federico, VP of NJ Micro Electronic Testing, NJ, Announced Expansion of Its Laboratory Testing Services to Include Tensile Testing Clifton, NJ (PRWEB) August 31, 2011 Joseph Federico, Vice President of NJ Micro Electronic Testing, is proud to announce the expansion of its laboratory testing services to include tensile testing for a spectrum of materials before the product is used in industry. This testing will provide vital data on elongation, yield point, modulus and tensile...

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2011-08-18 10:08:50

"The strength of spider dragline silk exceeds that of any material produced in laboratories, by far. All attempts to manufacture threads of similar strength have failed thus far," explains Professor Horst Kessler, Carl von Linde Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study at the TU Muenchen (TUM-IAS). In collaboration with the workgroup of Prof. Thomas Scheibel, who was a researcher at the TU Muenchen until 2007 and who now holds a chair of the Institute of Biomaterials at the Universitaet...

2011-04-12 07:00:00

ST. LOUIS, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sigma Life Science, the innovative biological products and services research business of Sigma-Aldrich® (Nasdaq: SIAL), today announced the signing of an agreement with Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (KBLB) to develop genetically modified silkworms for the production of spider silk, using Sigma's proprietary CompoZr Zinc Finger Nuclease (ZFN) technology. The transfer of silk genes from the spider to the silkworm is expected to...

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2011-03-02 11:27:33

Scientists now have a better understanding of why spider silk fibers are so incredibly strong. Recent research, published by Cell Press on February 15th in Biophysical Journal, describes the architecture of silk fibers from the atomic level up and reveals new information about the molecular structure that underlies the amazing mechanical characteristics of this fascinating natural material. Spiders spin silk, which is remarkably strong and stretchy, to use in webs and to suspend themselves....

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2010-09-30 09:25:00

A research and development effort by the University of Notre Dame, the University of Wyoming, and Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. has succeeded in producing transgenic silkworms capable of spinning artificial spider silks. "This research represents a significant breakthrough in the development of superior silk fibers for both medical and non-medical applications," said Malcolm J. Fraser Jr., a Notre Dame professor of biological sciences. "The generation of silk fibers having the properties...

2010-09-15 19:02:05

Carbon nanotubes "” those tiny particles poised to revolutionize electronics, medicine, and other areas "” are much bigger in the strength department than anyone ever thought, scientists are reporting. New studies on the strength of these submicroscopic cylinders of carbon indicate that on an ounce-for-ounce basis they are at least 117 times stronger than steel and 30 times stronger than Kevlar, the material used in bulletproof vests and other products. The findings, which could...


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