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Spider webs provide inspiration for medical treatment

1 May 2013 Last updated at 10:55 BST

Spiders and their webs have been providing the inspiration for a pioneering type of medical treatment in Oxford.

Doctors are hoping they will soon be able to heal certain injuries using a special synthetic silk-like material they have spun by machine.

The research is taking place in the newly expanded Botnar Centre in the city.