Genetically-Modified Maggots Could Help Wounds Heal Faster

Scientists at North Carolina State University are bringing an 18th century wound treatment into the 21st century. They’ve genetically modified maggots to secrete a human growth factor to promote healing while they clean people’s wounds.

Source: Genetically-Modified Maggots Could Help Wounds Heal Faster

The news about benefit for leg and feet ulcers is something those of us with blood clotting issues experience too.  It’s gross, I don’t recommend searching for images of it.  But those pictures led me to wear compression socks.  Not medical grade currently – commercial grade socks can be difficult on their own.

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Investigators Can Get Your DNA From the Guts of Maggots That Have Fed On You

Next week, on CSI… 😉

Some crime scenes don’t have bodies. What they have is a place where a body was, and a suspiciously large amount of maggots. Up until recently, the maggots could only have been a very bad sign. Now, it seems that maggots can help genetically identify their last meals.

Source: Investigators Can Get Your DNA From the Guts of Maggots That Have Fed On You

How else are your dependents supposed to get the insurance money?