Clever ideas on epilepsy treatment

When scientists start milking spiders

Scientists make use of silk spiders, as their silk is especially durable. An important aspect in the extraction of this valuable raw material is not only the proper care of the animals but also the right methods. But how does one milk a spider? And what use can be made of spider silk in modern medicine? To name one example: as carrier material in tissue engineering. Here, human cells, e.g. for skin grafts, are cultivated on silk fibres. Apart from this, the fine threads also serve as suitable suture material in surgery. MHH and TiHo now pursue a completely new approach in epilepsy surgery. 

03/02/2016
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provided by: The Medical Use of Spider Silk