Artificial industrial-use spider silk developed

January 1st, 2022

Researchers at the Karolinska Institutet and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) announced that they have developed spider silk that can be produced in large volumes without strong chemicals. This would make it possible to scale up this strong fiber for industrial and medical applications.  “In this study, we have developed a production method […]

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Microneedles may offer better MRSA treatment

August 1st, 2021

A microneedle patch allows antibiotics to be applied directly into the skin, instead of being circulated throughout the body in the bloodstream. Each microneedle is just 0.2 mm wide at the base. Photo: Jill Ziesmer. Associate professor Georgios Sotiriou and Ph.D. student Jill Ziesmer at Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet have developed a patch that is designed […]

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