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Not a flu shot fan? Here's a vaccine patch you give yourself

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 February 27, 2014


Health tech is going to save your life (for real)

From 3D-printed organs to cancer-fighting nanotech, the most important branch of technology right now is the one that will keep you living longer and stronger.

By August 10, 2015


Scientists crowdfunding AIDS vaccine, want to give it away for free

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.

By January 23, 2014


Text messages boost flu vaccine rates in pregnant women

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.

By January 10, 2014


Introducing a flu vaccine you give yourself

Scientists develop an influenza vaccine delivered by a microneedle patch that patients could easily and painlessly self-administer.

By September 4, 2013


Vintage X-rays reveal the hidden effects of corsets

In 1908, a doctor used X-rays to highlight the damaging effects of tight corsets on a woman's body.

By February 25, 2015


Researchers closing in on effective malaria vaccine

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.

By August 8, 2013


A solid step toward vaccinating against type 1 diabetes

Scientists at Stanford are working on a vaccine to stop a type 1 diabetic's immune system from attacking the cells that make insulin.

By June 27, 2013


NASA aims for air traffic control system for commercial drones

Agency seeks partners for a multi-year project to develop a protocol the FAA can implement for the safe commercial use of drones in the U.S.

By September 11, 2014


Google spreads its wings, moving into drone deliveries

Amazon isn't the only tech giant experimenting with drones. Google has unveiled Project Wing, which is focusing its efforts on disaster relief, at least for now.

By August 28, 2014