Another great new use of silk.

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.

Previous Publications

https://issuu.com/visualbind0/docs/visual_bind__no_1_of_2015

It feels like Fibrion made from Silk is back again.

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 [...]

So many interesting things happening in the biomedical world of silk at the moment.

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 [...]

New video of three views of the third iteration of the work Last Seen.

https://vimeo.com/241351957 Photo credit Alex Wisser

Blood on Silk: Last Seen, 2017, site specific, silk, video, metal and found objects as installed in the Turbine Hall and Turbine Galleries at Casula Powerhouse, Sydney, Australia from 21st July 2017

Graphene-Fed Silkworms Produce a Super-Strong Silk That Conducts Electricity

Blog post by Jess  Vilvestre https://futurism.com/graphene-fed-silkworms-produce-a-super-strong-silk-that-conducts-electricity/

Making silk paper again. This time at the Villa Waldberta

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 [...]

Silk production revival in Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan silk industry       reporter Ning Hong 丨 CCTV.com