Scientists have discovered the astonishing escape method used by tiny maggots without any legs – despite their lack of limbs, they are able to curl their bodies into an improvised spring and launch themselves into the air.
Work by scientists at the University of Lincoln, UK, and colleagues in the US, reveals that this intelligent method of escape is 28 times more efficient than crawling over the same distance.
The study sheds new light on the fascinating methods used by insects to move large distances with maximum efficiency.
The Lincoln Medical School is an exciting collaboration with the University of Nottingham. Our students can benefit from the academic expertise of both universities, studying for a trusted and well established medicine degree in a university known for putting students at the heart of everything it does.
The BMBS Medicine and BMBS Medicine with a Foundation Year degrees are widening access to medical education. They aim to develop students into the practicing doctors of the future, giving them the opportunity to gain hands-on clinical experience through excellent links with local Lincolnshire NHS trusts.
Students can learn in the University's £19 million Sarah Swift Building, which is equipped with specialist clinical suites, while work is underway to deliver a purpose-built medical school in 2021.