Engineering

Silk Stabilizes Blood Samples for Months at High Temperatures

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (May 10, 2016) -- Researchers at Tufts University have stabilized blood samples for long periods of time without refrigeration and at high temperatures by encapsulating them in air-dried silk protein.  The technique, which is published online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has broad applications for clinical care and research that rely on accurate analysis of blood and other biofluids.

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