https://thehill.com/changing-america/sustainability/environment/3572961-could-silk-help-solve-our-microplastics-problem/ This time from MIT, a new use for silk as a means of replacing microplastics in the encapsulation process. There's a link to a more technical article in the link.
New exciting paper published 1st June 2021 in eLife. https://elifesciences.org/articles/5877 Abstract Thrombocytopenic disorders have been treated with the Thrombopoietin-receptor agonist Eltrombopag. Patients with the same apparent form of thrombocytopenia may respond differently to the treatment. We describe a miniaturized bone marrow tissue model that provides a screening bioreactor for personalized, pre-treatment response prediction to Eltrombopag [...]
In the SilkLab at Tufts University bioactive inks have been developed that can function as a sensor either of the body wearing a garment printed with the ink or the environmental conditions surrounding the object printed with the ink. Amazing stuff. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=47&v=DM8JzVIN5Vo&feature=emb_logo 'The technology builds upon earlier work by the same researchers developing bioactive silk [...]
https://vimeo.com/241351957 Photo credit Alex Wisser
Blog post by Jess Vilvestre https://futurism.com/graphene-fed-silkworms-produce-a-super-strong-silk-that-conducts-electricity/
As part of my collaboration with Das KloHäuschen in the Munich main wholesale fruit and vegetable market, I was awarded a two month residency at the Villa Waldberta run by the City of Munich. The studio space is something else again. I have made silk paper in many locations, my back yard, a studio in Culture at Work, a dance studio [...]
Turkmenistan silk industry reporter Ning Hong 丨 CCTV.com