Biotech Breakthrough: Engineers Made a New Material That Can Be Programmed

SHANE HINSHAW | December 29, 2016

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Engineers from Tufts University have just created a new, versatile material that could be optimized for a number of purposes, particularly within the medical field. The material was constructed out of special proteins called silk fibroins, and it can be programmed for specific biological, chemical, or mechanical tasks. The study was published online in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

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