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GENETICALLY ENGINEERED MAGGOTS CLEAN NON-HEALING WOUNDS AND PROMOTE CELL GROWTH

 

 

ACCORDING TO THE DAILY MAIL, RESEARCHERS HAVE DISCOVERED THAT "GENETICALLY ENGINEERED MAGGOTS CAN CLEAN NON-HEALING WOUNDS AND PROMOTE CELL GROWTH."  THE MAGGOTS DO THIS BY SECRETING "HUMAN PLATELET DERIVED GROWTH FACTOR-BB" AS THEY REMOVE DEAD TISSUE.  IN A TREATMENT CALLED "MAGGOT DEBRIDEMENT THERAPY (MDT), THE STERILE LARVAE ARE RAISED IN A LAB AND APPLIED TO" NON-HEALING WOUNDS, SUCH AS DIABETIC FOOT ULCERS.  THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION HAS APPROVED MDT.

SOURCE: DERMATOLOGY DAILY/AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY - (3/25/16) VIA PODIATRIST DR. LEONARD LEVY

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