Spider silk

Artificial synthetic spider silk maybe used in wound healing

Artificial synthetic spider silk maybe used in wound healing

Researchers for the first time showed how 'click-chemistry' can be used to attach molecules, such as antibiotics or fluorescent dyes, to artificially produced spider silk synthesised by E coli bacteria.

Jan 05, 2017, 14:31 PM IST

Scientists create new version of spider silk

Spinning a major success for the textile industry, researchers have now succeeded in producing samples of spider silk in the laboratory.

May 29, 2015, 17:39 PM IST

Japanese scientists develop hybrid silk using spider genes

 Japanese scientists have developed through genetic engineering using genes from spiders and silkworms a super resistant silk which could be used for textiles as well as in the surgical field, media reported Friday.

Nov 28, 2014, 18:34 PM IST

Spiders harness the power of music`

Spider silk, when plucked like a guitar string, transmits vibrations across a wide range of frequencies so that its sound carries information about prey, mates, and the structural integrity of a web, scientists say.

Jun 04, 2014, 22:10 PM IST

Spider silk inspires stronger adhesives

Researchers after getting inspired from spider Silk are trying to develop more efficient and stronger commercial and biomedical adhesives that could, for example, potentially attach tendons to bones or bind fractures.

May 19, 2014, 13:39 PM IST

Soon, synthetic spider silk that`s five times stronger than steel

Synthetic spider silk that`s five times stronger than steel speeding toward commercial reality.

Mar 06, 2014, 15:56 PM IST

Carbon nanotubes coated spider silk set to transform electric wire industry

A researcher has made a material by combining spider`s silk and carbon nanotubes that can be used as carbon nanotubes.

Sep 15, 2013, 21:31 PM IST

Super spider silk opens way to nano medical devices

Scientists in the United States said Tuesday they had coated spider silk with carbon nanotubes, creating a fibre that is not only super-strong but also conducts electricity.

Sep 10, 2013, 21:44 PM IST

Mysteries of spider silk unraveled

Scientists at Arizona State University are on the brink of understanding what makes the spider`s spun fibre - weight for weight - at least five times as strong as piano wire.

Jan 29, 2013, 15:55 PM IST

Scientists make bulletproof skin

It may not be far away when human skin could resist a speeding bullet.

Jan 31, 2012, 21:07 PM IST

Scientists make bulletproof skin

It may not be far away when human skin could resist a speeding bullet.

Jan 31, 2012, 21:07 PM IST

Genetic spider silk could lead to stroger fibres

Scientists have genetically engineered silkworms to make artificial spider silk, a breakthrough that could lead to the development of stronger fibres for textiles, bandages.

Jan 03, 2012, 18:18 PM IST

Spider silk may be the answer for artificial skin

The secret to creating artificial skin may lie in spider silk -- the toughest known natural material, scientists say.

Aug 09, 2011, 19:35 PM IST

Spider silk may be the answer for artificial skin

The secret to creating artificial skin may lie in spider silk -- the toughest known natural material.

Aug 09, 2011, 19:23 PM IST

Genetically engineered silkworms to produce spider silk

Researchers have successfully produced transgenic silkworms capable of spinning artificial spider silks.

Sep 30, 2010, 13:54 PM IST

Spider silk milked from goats may be used to knit bones

Spider silk milked from goats may be used to replace body``s strained tendons, ligaments and bones in the future.

May 17, 2010, 14:25 PM IST

Spider silk milked from goats may be used to knit bones

Spider silk milked from goats may be used to replace body``s strained tendons, ligaments and bones in the future.

May 17, 2010, 00:00 AM IST