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12:58 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Silk Stretches Drugs' Shelf Life To New Lengths

Originally published on Fri July 13, 2012 1:05 pm

Researchers have found a fridge-free way to store vaccines and antibiotics. Biomedical engineer David Kaplan, senior author of the study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, discusses how heat-sensitive drugs wrapped in silk stay effective for months at high temperatures.