Slug’s Body Grows Again – level 1

18-03-2021 07:00

Japanese scientists study sea slugs. A slug is a small animal. It looks like a snail without a shell. Scientists see something unusual. Three slugs cut their heads off. Scientists think that the slugs will die.

They do not die. They move. They eat. Their bodies start to grow again. Scientists think that this is a way to remove parasites.

The new bodies grow from the slugs’ heads. This is very important information. Scientists will study the heads. It can help in medicine.

Some people are ill or hurt. They need a new body part. It is possible that scientists can grow some body parts in the future.

Difficult words: shell (the hard case in which some animals live), remove (to take something away), parasite (a living thing which lives on or inside another living thing and it gets food from it).

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