Maggots May Help Heal Wounds Faster, Study Shows
RALEIGH, N.C. (CBS) – A new study about maggots might make your skin crawl, but it also has good news when it comes to treating wounds. “Maggot therapy” was approved by the FDA back in 2004 for cleaning wounds. Now, researchers at NC State University say that genetically modified green bottle fly larvae can actually help a wound heal faster. Scientists fed the modified maggots a special diet that caused them to secrete a human growth molecule that can accelerate wound healing. Maggot therapy can be especially useful for patients with diabetes, many of whom do not have access to more expensive forms of tre...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: nealjriley Tags: Health News Syndicated Local Source Type: news
Maggots in medicine
(Veterans Affairs Research Communications) Maggot, or larval, therapy has been around since ancient times as a way to heal wounds. Now, the method has gone high-tech -- in some ways -- and it's being tested in a rigorous Veterans Affairs clinical trial. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 17, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Diet of hookworms to tackle a bread allergy
James Logan, a biologist at the School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine also tried leeches and is thinking about maggot therapy• Read about more scientists who go to extremes lengthsA lot of people don't realise that just one metre below your feet walking along Gower Street or Malet Street in London, you have thousands upon thousands of very hungry, potentially dangerous insects.In the basement we have our insectary colonies where we keep lots of different species of mosquitoes, found in all parts of the world. None of them are infected with malaria, but they are in very high numbers. We also have bed bugs, house dust...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 1, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Josh Davis Tags: Allergies Health Medical research Society Technology Features Animals Insects The Observer Environment Science Wildlife Source Type: news
Kenya: Maggot Therapy Cuts Costs in Wound Treatment
[The Star]The Kenya Agricultural Research Institute has began trials for the use of maggot therapy in treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 1, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news