New research from Professor Markus Buehler and Laboratory for Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics (LAMM) shows spider silk can help understand how bones regenerate. The MIT researchers modeled how a cell membrane protein receptor, integrin, folds and activates the intracellular pathways that lead to bone formation. The research was conducted in collaboration with Tufts University and Nottingham Trent University. The paper was published in Advanced Functional Materials. Read more here.