A creature from Tatooine?

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Although this may look like a visually creative, albeit discarded, digital conceptual art piece from the refuse of Steven Spielberg’s imagination, this is in fact an image of the head of a maggot courtesy of a scanning electron microscope. It’s also interesting to note that despite the common reaction of disgust among people at the thought and sight of maggots, medical professionals use these tiny insects for the anti-bacterial properties of their saliva to treat wounds and ulcers.

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Kristian strives to enlighten and entertain readers. In addition to his teaching and editorial responsibilities, he is working on a science-fiction novel that promises not to include exoskeleton suits and anemic aliens floating in mysterious vats of green-tinted goop.

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