Articles by Haleigh Pine


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…

Breathing Through a Pandemic

As most people have probably experienced by now, testing for COVID-19 can be uncomfortable, expensive, time-consuming or a combination of all three. The current standard for testing involves a nasal swab to collect a sample from the back of the nose and throat, which is then analyzed for SARS-CoV-2 RNA by a reverse transcriptase polymerase…

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