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Spider silk made by photosynthetic bacteria

Scientists report that they succeeded in producing the spider silk using photosynthetic bacteria. This study could open a new era in which photosynthetic bio-factories stably output the bulk of spider silk.

Jul 6th, 2020

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Evergreen idea turns biomass DNA into degradable materials

Scientists are turning DNA from organic matter - such as onions, fish and algae - into biodegradable gels and plastics. The resulting materials could be used to create everyday plastic objects, unusually strong adhesives, multifunctional composites and more effective methods for drug delivery, without harming the environment the way petrochemical-based materials do.

Jun 19th, 2020

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