Spider Silk and Gore-tex Re-fashioning Medicine

Spider Silk and Gore-tex Re-fashioning Medicine

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spider2.jpgAt Tufts University, Massachusetts scientists are pioneering a method of manipulating spider silk to genetically engineer new bone tissue, thus allowing them — in theory — to re-grow damaged bones and teeth… At Rush University, Indiana, meanwhile, a team of cardiologists are trialing a device made of Gore-Tex — the waterproof fabric used in much outdoor clothing — to help repair holes in the human heart. (Full Science-Health Report at CNN)

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  1. Interesting article, I always thought of spider silk just the way it is, not taking it apart molecule by molecule, then reconstructing it with other proteins for use in bones and teeth. Modern technology is quite amazing.