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.

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