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2014-07-10 08:25:23

-- Direct Purchase Available with Amazon.com, Audible.com and the iTunes Store -- HERMOSA BEACH, Calif., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DJ Ass Maggots, a pseudonym for a physician practicing internal medicine with an emphasis on geriatric care, announced today the release of his second book, "Poseidon's Tunnel," to audiences worldwide. The book features characters introduced in Ass Maggots' debut, trailblazing book "Quickies!," published in 2013. "Poseidon's Tunnel" continues the...

2014-04-15 23:14:53

At The Boys' Latin School of Maryland, students in Jim Haluck's Forensics Honors course are exposed to a variety of materials throughout the year as they conduct their lab experiments. This week, students were talking quite a bit about the new lab entitled Sarcophaga bullata, which deals with meat and maggots in an attempt to determine if drugs were used by a hypothetical deceased human body. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 It's typical for students in Jim Haluck's...

2013-03-25 11:28:58

In August 2011, researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture were presented with a serious, and potentially very costly, puzzle in Kennewick, Wash. Since Kennewick lies within a region near the heart of Washington state's $1.5 billion apple-growing region, an annual survey of fruit trees is performed by the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) to look for any invading insects. This time the surveyors discovered a crabapple tree that had been infested by a fruit fly that...

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...

2010-07-13 06:40:00

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- When facing yet another summer of trashcans infested with disgusting maggots and flies, innovator Tim Deasy knew he had to come up with a new solution. Through a little research and effort, Fly Erase Pest Strip was developed. "This was nothing more than a simple twist on an existing technology that is extremely easy to use," said Tim Deasy. "Our convenient adhesive strip patch means Fly Erase will attach securely to the inner lid of any garbage...

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...

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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...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'