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Ants can save each other’s limbs, new research shows

Surgeons amputate a limb when a traumatic injury causes extensive tissue destruction, or in cases of severe infection or disease. But humans aren’t the only ones who perform such procedures. New research shows that some ants amputate limbs from injured comrades to increase their chances of survival. The behavior was documented in Florida carpenter ants — scientific name Camponotus floridanus …

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Head of National Microbiology Laboratory resigns after scientist safety scandal

The head of the National Microbiology Lab (NML) in Winnipeg has announced he is stepping down to continue his medical work and accept a position with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba, CBC News has learned. Since 2020, Dr. Guillaume Poliquin has overseen Canada’s only Level 4 virology facility, which is equipped to handle the most serious and …

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