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Spider and mulberry silkworm silks as compatible biomaterials

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Silks are a diverse family of natural material with extraordinary mechanical properties such as high tensile strength and extensibility, as well as reported biological compatibility. In recent years, the reported exceptional nature of silk lead to increased interest in silk for biomedical applications. The aim of this review is to assess the potential and compatibility of silk fibres and silk-based materials for biomedical purposes. It will do so by reviewing silk properties, structure and fo...

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Institution:
Queen Mary University of London
Department:
Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Biomedical Materials
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology
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University of Oxford
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Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology
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Institution:
Queen Mary University of London
Department:
Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Biomedical Materials
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Composites: Part B: engineering Journal website
Volume:
38
Issue:
3
Pages:
324-337
Publication date:
2007-04-05
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1359-8368
URN:
uuid:4c387415-708d-438d-b2fc-9ff135fb5147
Local pid:
ora:4205
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English
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