Articles by Haleigh Pine


Cartilage Circuits Make a Spark

Traditional osteoarthritis (OA) treatment depends on the patient’s ailment and what information they report. Usually, it begins with seeing an orthopedic surgeon to address pain, where they run tests and do scans that can detect the level of OA present in the cartilage. Common problems include cartilage degradation and bone formation, but sometimes these do…

Breakthrough Wound Therapy: Magic? No, Maggots.

Intentionally introducing disease-ridden larvae into an open wound for days at a time sounds like some sort of medieval torture. But maggot therapy, first performed in the early 20th century, has been re-emerging as a useful standard of care and an alternative to amputation. This FDA-approved procedure involves applying germ-free larvae of “medical-grade maggots” to…

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