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  • Picture of the Week: Human Neuroblastoma Cells on Spider Silk Fibers

    The image was taken during an experiment devised to test the use of spider silk in the creation of biocompatible materials – a promising medium for targeted drug delivery and nerve tissue regeneration.

    01.02.2021

  • Picture of the Week: Spider Web Through a Microscope Lens

    It’s believed that if it was  possible to create a spider’s web as wide as  a pencil, it would be strong enough to stop a train. Thanks to its unique properties, this material can find many applications in biomedicine.

    18.01.2021

  • Picture of the Week: Spinneret of Linothele Fallax Spider

    Various species of spiders use silk from their spinnerets to produce threads for their webs. In science, these threads can serve as a multifunctional natural material for drug delivery and other medical applications.

    07.12.2020

  • Russian and Swedish Scientists Work Together on New Biomedical Product

    ITMO University scientists in collaboration with their colleagues from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU University), Uppsala, Sweden, have developed biocomposites made of proteins based on natural spider silk and optically active nanoparticles. What is remarkable about the new material is that it combines the properties of natural silk fiber and synthetic particles. The biocomposite has unique mechanical characteristics and can give a detectable optical response when exposed to infrared radiation, which makes it a potential candidate for biomedical applications. This article was published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

    23.08.2019