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Scientists in a Spin Over Synthetic Spider Silk

Scientists in a Spin Over Synthetic Spider Silk

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Apr. 10, 2015) German scientists create artificial silk by combining spider protein with bacteria usually found in the guts of humans and animals. It's as strong and flexible as the real thing, and because of its biocompatability, the silk could have a variety of surgical uses. Sharon Reich reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Deadly Snakes 'milked' To Create Potent New Anti-Venom

Deadly Snakes 'milked' To Create Potent New Anti-Venom

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Apr. 2, 2015) Scientists are manipulating the production of anti-venom, using a process they've dubbed 'antivenomics', in a bid to create a universal biological product that can protect against bites from all the deadly snakes in sub-Saharan Africa. Matthew Stock reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Liberia Sees Resurgence of Drug Trafficking as Ebola Wanes

Liberia Sees Resurgence of Drug Trafficking as Ebola Wanes

AFP (Apr. 1, 2015) The governments of Liberia and Sierra Leone have been busy fighting the menace created by the deadly Ebola virus, but illicit drug lords have taken advantage of the situation to advance the drug trade. Duration: 01:12 Video provided by AFP
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Scientists Add Woolly Mammoth DNA To Elephant Cells

Scientists Add Woolly Mammoth DNA To Elephant Cells

Newsy (Mar. 23, 2015) A group of Harvard researchers have been working on this project for a while, but it's not without critics. Video provided by Newsy
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