Octopus and transplants

30 Animals That Made Us Smarter

By BBC World Service

Octopus and transplants

Sunday, 5 September

S2 Ep11. Can the remarkable dexterity of octopus suckers help improve delicate surgery? The octopus uses its powerful arms to grip onto rocks, capture prey and walk around the sea floor. Suckers are found along the arms which are crucial for manipulating objects. The action of these suckers has inspired a device to transfer fragile sheets of thin tissue in surgical procedures. Thanks for listening. Let us know what you think. #30Animals Get in touch: www.bbcworldservice.com/30animals
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