The Guilfordian

News in Brief

News in Brief

Catherine Schurz, World and Nation Editor

April 5, 2013

Ontario, Canada The hagfish, a 500-million-year-old spineless creature with snake-like features, lives at the bottom of the ocean floor. Its unique glands constantly produce a thick slime that serves to protect it; the slime is shed daily. Research scientists have now developed a high-density silk from the sl...