HOME / Doublex : What women really think about news, politics, and culture. Soon You May Have Silk in Your Brain The many magical medical uses of silk. By Amanda Schaffer|Posted Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at 10:10 AM Tweet Click here to read a slide-show essay on silk. Tweet MYSLATE Save this story. Follow all Doublex articles. Follow the Double X section. Follow stories by Amanda Schaffer. MySlate is a new tool that lets you track your favorite parts of Slate. You can follow authors and sections, track comment threads you're interested in, and more. SLATE'S MOST VIRAL Steve Jobs’ Dream Device Has Arrived, and It's Made by Microsoft Tornado Survivor Finds Her Missing Dog in the Rubble of Her Home During a TV Interview Map: Killer Tornadoes Since 1950 Amanda Schaffer is a science and medical columnist for Slate. Click here to load comments.