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Feb. 02, 2011

Bug Bytes - Locomotion

by The Bug Chicks

Listen now:

Think insects have nothing to do with medicine? Think again. Scientists are using some of the most unlikely bugs to do great things in human medicine. Here we explore an insect we love to hate and how it can help the science of prosthetic limbs. (original post February 2010)
 

Photos and Cool Links:

http://medix.marshall.edu/~zill/
http://medix.marshall.edu/~zill/Publications.htm

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Bug Bytes is a collaboration between Solpugid Productions and Texas A&M University's Department of Entomology.You can subscribe to the Bug Bytes podcast on iTunes. It's free!

 
 

About The Bug Chicks

Kristie Reddick and Jessica Honaker are The Bug Chicks. They each have Masters Degrees in Entomology and love to teach people about insects and spiders.

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