Scientists develop an influenza vaccine delivered by a microneedle patch that patients could easily and painlessly self-administer.
Prototype microneedle patch under study by the CDC is well received by early testers. Imagine picking up a flu vaccine at the pharmacy and administering it in the comfort of your home.
The early stage clinical trial is small, but out of the 15 volunteers given the highest dose of a malaria vaccine, 12 are showing total resistance to the disease.
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The overall flu vaccination rate remains low, but researchers say reminders by text will soon become the norm.
A patch comprising hundreds of microscopic needles could allow laypeople to self-administer vaccines and then simply watch the patch dissolve, according to researchers at Georgia Tech.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will donate billions over the next 10 years to research and develop new vaccines for poor countries.
Microsoft co-founder turned philanthropist hopes to finally rid the world of polio and increase affordable vaccinations for various diseases.
Software giant opens a new building as part of a two-year-old initiative designed to incubate grassroots innovation at a company that sometimes struggles to find new breakthroughs.
The famed health care provider will build a personal health record system, called the Mayo Clinic Health Manager, using Microsoft's HealthVault technology.