TEDtalks: How butterflies heal themselves

TEDtalks: How butterflies heal themselves

TEDTtalks hosts biologist Jaap de Roode, who noticed something that about butterflies that humans could certainly learn from.

Just like us, the monarch butterfly sometimes gets sick from a nasty parasite. An infected female butterfly, however, will lay her eggs on a specific kind of plant that will help her offspring to avoid getting sick. But, how do they know to choose this plant?

Mr. De Roode says it's “the other butterfly effect” and one which could teach humans to find new medicines for the treatment of diseases.

Watch this video that will teach you more about butterflies and the potential within each of us.

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more.

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