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Silk Stretches Drugs’ Shelf Life to New Lengths

A silky solution to the age old question of how to keep drugs viable without refrigeration.

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Silk

It's smooth, slippery, and strong -- but despite the efforts of many researchers, spiders and caterpillars do it best. We'll talk about silk.

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