Articles by Douglas McCormick:
Any dedicated consumer of historical fiction or costume-epic movies knows that maggots applied to festering wounds by a folk healer will save the protagonist when all seems lost. Why we don’t use maggots in Western medicine? Well, some of us do.
A heads-up for Bitesize Bio readers: The U.S. National Institutes of Health last week issued Requests for Applications (RFAs) for approximately $120 million in grants to aid research on alcoholism, cancer biomarkers, fertility, mentoring, and pathogens relevant to biodefense, among other areas. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) asks for $50-$55 million worth of plans for…
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