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(NRP-239) 3D printed leafcutter ant

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3D printed leafcutter ant
Matt Hutchings, University of East Anglia

3D printed and painted leafcutter ant - Acromyrmex octospinosus. 260mm. This species of ant is being studied by researchers at the University of East Anglia on the Norwich Research Park as part of efforts to identify new sources of antibiotics. New antibiotics are desperately needed to combat infectious diseases caused by microbes that have become resistant to the antibiotics we commonly use as medicines.

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