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.
By reverse engineering the mechanisms of people born with natural immunity to AIDS, a team of scientists is working to bring a free AIDS vaccine to all the world.
Researchers find that those who received five text messages every week about the importance of flu shots were 30 percent more likely to get one than those who only received phone calls.
Scientists develop an influenza vaccine delivered by a microneedle patch that patients could easily and painlessly self-administer.
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.
Scientists at Stanford are working on a vaccine to stop a type 1 diabetic's immune system from attacking the cells that make insulin.
The company is helping out with health education and emergency voice and data services, and giving its users an easy way to make donations.
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The company says that the phones, worth about $1 million, will be used in 60 Ebola medical clinics in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.
Two days after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the donation, his wife says the goal is "to be able to keep Ebola to a confined state, where we can aggressively intervene."