A Parasitic Worm May Heal Your Wounds, But There's A Catch
Australian researchers suggest that a growth factor found in a parasite might help wounds heal faster, though there are some nasty side effects.By Ryan Biek | October 22, 2015
This is a parasitic worm. Even the Australian scientists studying it think it's gross.
But according to the researchers at James Cook University, a growth factor secreted by this parasite could make your wounds heal faster.
Particularly chronic wounds, such as diabetic ulcers. It's a bigger problem than you may think. Fifteen percent of diabetes patients suffer from ulcers on their feet. (Video via American Diabetes Association)