Professor Yamni Nigam, has dedicated years of research into medicinal maggots that can be put onto a wound to help it heal and close up. She would now like to help increase the awareness of how brilliantly maggots can help heal wounds.
The Swansea University “Love a Maggot!” campaign has been launched to raise awareness of the use of living maggots as a clinical treatment to help clear and heal chronic wounds.Many people are at risk of developing non-healing wounds, including people who suffer from diabetes, or those who may have vascular problems.
Medicinal maggots are tiny baby stages of the beautiful green-bottle fly. The maggots that are put onto wounds are the newly emerged teeny babies!
Search #loveamaggot on social media to join in with the discussions and find out more.
Meet Matty the ‘Love a Maggot’ mascot! Matty is the ‘face’ of the Love a Maggot campaign and also comes in biscuit form! To learn more about the Love a maggot campaign, watch Yamni below!
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Meet the ‘Love a Maggot’ Science Team
Meet the ‘Love a Maggot’ project disgust team
Meet the ‘Love a Maggot’ lab team