Modern medicine came from nature

Animal species have evolved, over 400 million years, to self-medicate. In this clip, explore a case study of ants as doctors, surgeons: a species that has developed a fascinating ability to take something from its external environment, incorporate that with its own bodily feature, to self-medicate. As it turns out, ants aren't the only ones either.


Dr. Predrag Slijepcevic

Dr. Predrag Slijepcevic is a senior lecturer at Brunel University London with 25 years teaching experience and a bioscientist investigating the cognitive side of the living world.

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