Can Spider Silk Improve Hearing Aids?
Dec14

Can Spider Silk Improve Hearing Aids?

Applying past discoveries to new applications, researchers are experimenting with the Stokes Model to find new ways of improving hearing aid technology by using thin materials like spider silk.

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Conquering Chronic Pain with Tarantula Venom
Jan18

Conquering Chronic Pain with Tarantula Venom

Pain is a universal sensation that is transmitted through the nerves by a series of signals to the brain. For people with chronic pain disorders like fibromyalgia, the pain persists and can strip them of their well-being, productivity, and quality of life. It is estimated that 100 million adults are affected by chronic pain.

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Spider Webs May Hold the Answers to Aging
Jun28

Spider Webs May Hold the Answers to Aging

Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in America; over 5 million people are living with the disease. Neurodegenerative diseases are a growing problem in today’s world; as more people are living longer, these diseases are becoming more prevalent. Now more than ever, research in this area needs to be done. This is why the study conducted by Anotaux and her fellow researchers is so vital. If neurodegeneration can be better understood using European House Spiders as model organisms, we will be that much closer to developing new, better, more affordable treatments for these diseases.

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