Monday, October 09, 2006

Got Maggot Juice?

You probably don't have any maggot juice yet, but you soon may. Researchers have discovered that the fluids secreted by maggots can increase the speed at which tissue can be healed. Since the idea of maggots and their secretion usually gross people out, scientists are aiming for possibly coating bandages and wound dressings with a mixture of the beneficial enzymes contained in the fluids.

I was gonna post a picture of a maggot with this entry, but honestly, they're just gross.

1 comment:

Amy said...

Funny. That reminds me of a post I wrote three years ago.

Salad Tongs and Bleach