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This newly discovered leech lurked in plain sight for decades
Researchers found a new species of medicinal leech in swamps along the eastern seaboard.
Modern medicine still needs leeches
For microsurgeons who reattach fingers, ears, and other extremities, leeches remain an invaluable medical device.
10 Of New York City’s Most Surprising Animals
It really is a concrete jungle
This Leech Can Survive A 24-Hour Submersion in Liquid Nitrogen
100 percent of the leeches also survived extreme cold (-130°F) for nine months!
5 Old-Timey Medical Treatments That Actually Work
Leeches, lobotomies, and more
How Leeches Can Track Down The World’s Rarest Animals
Plus: zoology's most wanted.