Thursday, September 27, 2007

Listen up, maggots.

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In the realm of totally awesome science, I skipped across this story on my morning drive, and indeed, doctors are now using maggots as part of diabetes treatment. I am beside myself with joy.

While the actual mechanism as to how the beastly little critters work is somewhat nebulous, the basic conceit is thus: Maggots are applied, caged in a series of bandages on the dying tissue, typically on the foot in a diabetic case, and there they chew up or debride the necrotic tissue while leaving the living tissue room to grow, stimulus to do and with little to no incident of infection.

Monday, September 24, 2007

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There have been a number of research papers touting a connection between certain women's attraction to male sweat, but there appears to be better genetic validation over this phenomenon. As it turns out, there just might be some women out there who find the musky rancor from overclocking men to smell like a breezy spring day. There's a joke in there somewhere, but I'll let you go fish out your favorite instead.


Sunday, September 09, 2007

That's amoray

Moray eel stirs up truly Gigerlicious ideas with second set of jaws.

One of those amazing biological wonders that has gone unchecked, it's now known that moray eels have a second set of functioning jaws deep in their throats that snap forward to drag prey further down its gullet.

I love science.