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Spider and mulberry silkworm silks as compatible biomaterials

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Silks are a diverse family of natural materials 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 f...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Role:
Author
Journal:
COMPOSITES PART B-ENGINEERING
Volume:
38
Issue:
3
Pages:
324-337
Publication date:
2007-01-01
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ISSN:
1359-8368
URN:
uuid:f432ded7-df43-471d-a976-37c7716a8e33
Source identifiers:
231562
Local pid:
pubs:231562
Language:
English
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