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Monthly Prescribing Reference

Monthly Prescribing Reference
Tue, 06 Jan 2015 07:51:55 -0800

BioBag incorporates Larval Therapy, which uses the living larvae of the greenbottle fly Lucilia sericata to physically remove unviable tissue and bacteria from non-healing wounds. The proteolytic enzymes from the larvae break down all the devitalized ...

Daily Press

Daily Press
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:52:30 -0800

When you hear the name, skunk cabbage, you instinctively wrinkle your nose, thinking it smells bad. You're so right. This first flowering plant of spring doesn't exactly smell good. "The flowers of skunk cabbage have no colorful petals to attract ...

Natural History Museum (blog)

Natural History Museum (blog)
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:30:00 -0700

Greenbottle blowfly, Lucilia sericata confocal microscope high power image and false colour sclerites. We have rotated the original to give three dimensionality. The red wavelength was selected, as this is the wavelength that gave most autofluorescence ...

PCT Magazine

PCT Magazine
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:33:45 -0700

In the United States, the blow fly Lucilia sericata has been reported as causing facultative myiasis on several occasions. Another blow fly, Chrysomya rufifacies, has been introduced into the United States from the Australasian region and is also known ...

Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nz
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 08:56:15 -0700

She raises the European green blowflies, Lucilia sericata, in her backyard insectary and is the only person supplying them in New Zealand. The rotting cat food is gobbled up by the maggots before they transform into pupae and then hatch into the next ...

Wired

Wired
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:48:40 -0700

Collecting insects from dead bodies is a staple of crime shows. CSI Posers also carefully note the internal temperature of the recently expired. Why do they do that? Blow flies lay eggs within a minute of death, summoned by chemicals with the fabulous ...

Irish Times

Irish Times
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 08:22:50 -0800

The maggot or larvae of the greenbottle fly lucilia sericata secrete certain compounds which break down dead tissue into a liquid form that the larvae can then easily digest. During this process the larvae also take up bacteria in the wound which are ...
 
Discovery News
Mon, 29 Jul 2013 10:17:44 -0700

From geese that guard Chinese police stations to goats trimming the grass of San Francisco's airport, animal employees have been making headlines this month. Many other animals do jobs that are too dirty, dangerous, difficult or expensive for humans.
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