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Biomaterials news, August 2018

Large proteins produce synthetic spider silk just like natural version

Researchers have produced a biosynthetic spider silk that is the first to replicate the strength and toughness of natural spider silk.

Synthesizing stronger spider silk

Synthesizing stronger spider silk.

Scientists have used a squid-inspired protein to create films that act as a thermal switch, increasing their thermal conductivity on exposure to water.

New polymeric material with applications in tissue engineering and cellular transplantation.

Multi-material smart material prototype based on seed coat of some plants.

Synthetic biology protein and polymer building blocks are used to construct ‘smart’ materials systems that can perceive and process information.

Advanced synchrotron small-angle and wide-angle X-ray scattering reveals how dental caries evolve and the changes in structure of enamel at the nanoscale.

The puzzle-like wavy structure of the seed coat found in some grasses could hold the secret to creating smart materials that are both flexible and strong.

Nanowires could help restore impaired neurological functions involved in vision and movement

Researchers have developed magnetic elastomeric composites that move in different ways when exposed to light, such as bending, twisting and expanding.

A new material derived from crab shells and tree fibers has the potential to replace the flexible plastic packaging used to keep food fresh.

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