Professor Yamni Nigam, has dedicated years of research into medicinal maggots that can be put onto a chronic wound to clear away dead tissue, eliminate infection and help the wound to heal.
We 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!
You can find more information in our Love A Maggot leaflets in Welsh and English.
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 even comes in biscuit form!
If you want 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…
Yamni with Ioan, the number one maggot champion!