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2012-06-11 23:00:30

Maxion Labs Founder Discovers Innovative Solution to Garbage Can Breeding of Maggots and Flies Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) June 11, 2012 Fly Erase is the innovation developed by Dan O'Connor, a recent Bowling Green State University graduate looking for employment in an extremely tight job market who knew he needed to rely on his entrepreneurial spirit to gain a foothold in this economy. O'Connor uncovered direction for his energies in his parents' trash cans, while taking his parents' garbage...

French Researchers Use Maggots to Clean Wounds
2011-12-21 05:56:59

According to a new study released by French scientists in the Archives of Dermatology, maggots may be the best tool known to man for healing large, infected wounds quickly. Whether they confer any real long-term benefits, however, is another question. In Western medicine, doctors have traditionally used a combination of razor-sharp scalpels and enzyme solutions to excise portions of dead or infected wound tissue, a process known as ℠debridement´ in medical jargon. Yet as...

2011-11-01 15:26:51

When investigating a murder, every clue helps. New research from North Carolina State University sheds light on how — and whether — blow flies survive when buried underground during their development. It´s an advance that will help forensic investigators understand how long a body may have been left above ground before being buried — or possibly whether remains were moved from one grave to another. “Blow flies are probably the most important insects to forensic...

2011-01-24 10:09:39

Fast development is often perceived as an advantage, as it enables better harmony with one's environment and readiness to cope with the challenges that it poses. However, research conducted at the University of Haifa, Israel, and University of California, Santa Cruz, and published in the scientific journal PLoS ONE*, found that the acceleration of developmental rate incurs potentially lethal physiological costs for the developing individual. "Our findings are consistent with research findings...

2010-02-05 14:22:27

Bacteria that infect chronic wounds can be deadly to maggot 'biosurgeons' used to treat the lesions, show researchers writing in the journal Microbiology. The findings could lead to more effective treatment of wounds and the development of novel antibiotics. Scientists from the Copenhagen Wound Healing Centre, Statens Serum Institut and the University of Copenhagen in Denmark showed that maggots applied to simulated wounds heavily infected with the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa, were...

2009-10-06 08:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Monarch Labs LLC, the exclusive supplier of Medical Maggots(TM) in the United States, announced today that it has partnered with MNX to provide expedited shipping of the Medical Maggots(TM) product (disinfected Phaenicia sericata larvae) for maggot therapy. MNX provides critical and security sensitive global transportation and logistics services to diverse industries, including the life sciences industry. Maggot therapy is the intentional...

2009-09-22 20:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Monarch Labs LLC, the exclusive supplier of Medical Maggots(TM) in the United States, announced today that its Laboratory Director and co-founder, Dr. Ronald Sherman, will attend the Diabetic Limb Salvage conference in Washington, DC, from September 24 to September 26. At Monarch's table display, Dr. Sherman will exhibit the company's Medical Maggots(TM) product (disinfected Phaenicia sericata larvae) and demonstrate this natural therapy to meeting...

2009-03-20 14:00:00

A UK study suggests that flesh-eating maggots may not have the miracle healing properties that have been claimed, Reuters reported. Results from the world's first controlled clinical trial of maggot medicine showed on Friday that while they do clean wounds more quickly than normal treatment, it does not lead to faster healing. The study said some patients also found so-called larval therapy more painful. The maggot's history in modern medicine spans back to the days of Napoleon and they were...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'