Sep 17, 2012 Electronics Potential of Spider Silk Featured by BBC
There’s more to silk than glamorous clothing – it could eventually put biodegradable computers on the menu...
Jun 8, 2012 Hitting A Milestone — Two USTAR Teams at Once
At Utah State University, USTAR teams have reached new milestones by working together on genomic research projects resulting in two sets of transgenic twin goats. Double the research — double the fun.
Jan 17, 2012 Synthetic biology and the rise of the 'spider-goats' (from The Guardian)
Freckles looks like a perfectly normal kid. She has bright eyes, a healthy white pelt and gambols happily with Pudding, Sweetie and her five other siblings, exactly as you might imagine young goats do. Until I fend her off, she's very keen on chewing my trousers. To the casual observer, and to goatherds, she shows no signs that she is not a perfectly normal farmyard goat.
Aug 30, 2011 Aggie USTAR Spider Silk Researcher Featured on CNN
Utah State University scientist Randy Lewis is getting a workout on the media circuit as news of his innovative spider silk research reaches all corners of the globe. The USTAR professor, who joined USU’s Department of Biology this past summer, was featured on CNN Newsroom’s The Big I — ideas, innovation, imagination — segment today [Aug. 30] via a live Skype interview from USU’s Logan campus.
Aug 22, 2011 Utah researcher helps artist make bulletproof skin, by Lynn DeBruin, Associated PressRead More >
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A bio-art project to create bulletproof skin has given a Utah State researcher even more hope his genetically engineered spider silk can be used to help surgeons heal large wounds and create artificial tendons and ligaments.