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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...

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...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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