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Larese Lab Looks into “The Curious Case of Silk”

The next medical breakthrough may be found in an Easter egg-sized silk ball.

It is these balls, spun by silkworms, that scientists — including UT’s John Larese and David Kaplan from Tufts University — are currently seeking to unravel and understand.

Silk has been a part of the human economy for centuries, so much so that silkworms have become entirely domesticated. However, according to Larese, there is much that remains unclear regarding the unique properties of this material.

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