Silkworm silk could be used to repair damaged spinal cords

In a new study, researchers claim that modified silk from Asian wild silkworms is “well suited” to helping fix spinal cord trauma. The researchers suggest that modified silk could be a used as a ‘scaffold’ that bridges the spinal injury cavity, supporting nerve growth across the damaged region.

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Silkworm silk could be used to repair damaged spinal cords