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Merino Sheep Provide Clue to Curly Hair

By Catherine Offord | March 23, 2018

The cells on one side of each wool fiber are longer than the cells on the other, researchers find. 

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Researchers explore genetic engineering to produce super-tough fibers.

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Spider Silk

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2017

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories has genetically engineered a silkworm to spin spider silk, which might be used for futuristic products.

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image: Spider Silk “Superlens” Breaks Microscopy Barrier

Spider Silk “Superlens” Breaks Microscopy Barrier

By Ben Andrew Henry | August 24, 2016

Scientists improve upon the optical microscope using a readily available natural material.

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Sonic Experiment

By Jef Akst | January 29, 2015

An artist takes advantage of muscle-mimicking polymers to manipulate sounds.

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Influential Tissue Engineering Researcher Dies

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | September 16, 2014

Dame Julia Polak, who pioneered lung tissue engineering techniques, has passed away at age 75.

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