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Silk & Diamonds: The Fancy End of High-Tech Medicine

It turns out silk, an ancient natural fibre, has versatile uses in medicine — especially when combined with diamonds.

Silk protein in a vial; it is a natural protein-based biopolymer long been recognised for its superior properties (Tufts University)

ASMA KHALID enjoys wearing a silk dress, and appreciates diamonds for their beauty. But she never expected both would end up being the cornerstone of her work as a physicist. Yet…

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