Pea-Sized Gel Implant Could Eliminate Vaccine Booster Shots

Anyone who has prepared for international travel, or reared a baby, knows the hassle of staying on schedule through multiple courses of vaccinations. It'd be way easier if those required boosters came in pill form, but that's just not how vaccines work. Or it wasn't, until researchers came up with a tiny implant that… » 11/27/13 8:00pm 11/27/13 8:00pm

Tiny Pin-Cushions Made of Sugar Are The Sweetest, Cheapest Way To Get…

Even if it means protection from dangerous, even fatal diseases, having a needle jabbed into your skin and liquid sickness squirted into your flesh is no fun for anyone. There are other needleless injection solutions out there, but a new microneedle array made completely out of dried sugar promises to make vaccination … » 2/08/13 12:40pm 2/08/13 12:40pm

Soon, Your Vaccinations Will Be Arriving Via Email

Craig Venter, the über-DNA jockey who quietly sequenced the human genome using his own DNA, then made "synthetic life" by outfitting a gutted bacterium with homemade genes, says his next trick will be emailing biological molecules, using 3D biological printers. The move that could revolutionise healthcare - and biological … » 10/22/12 8:16am 10/22/12 8:16am