Thursday, March 24, 2016

MAGGOTS set to make a comeback in medicine | Daily Mail Online

From the article: 
Modern medicine may be upgrading centuries-old techniques to repair wounds that just won't heal.
Researchers from North Carolina State University and Massey University in New Zealand have found that genetically engineered maggots can clean non-healing wounds and promote cell growth.
This is done using a human growth factor, which the maggots secrete while removing dead tissue.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3508613/MAGGOTS-set-make-comeback-medicine-Researchers-reveals-GM-insects-secrete-healing-compounds-crawl.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

Now for something entirely different.  Did Maggots grab your attention?  Interesting to see how we can combine old methods with new science.