Contact: Lee Siegel
University of Utah
Caption: University of Utah biology Professor Dale Clayton demonstrates how the LouseBuster is used to kill head lice and their eggs by blowing a large volume of warm air onto the hair and scalp. A new study found that lice are effectively eradicated by the commercial version of the device, which has gained clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration and now is being sold by university spinoff company Larada Sciences of Salt Lake City for use in schools, camps, medical clinics and delousing businesses.
Credit: Sarah Bush, University of Utah.
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