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Smart Needle Knows Where To Go

March 5, 2019

Researchers invent a resistance-sensing injection device that knows where to go. Syringes and hollow needles—among the most feared and…
Researchers look to expand use of micropatches to improve health care locally, globally

December 4, 2018

Viewed from a few feet away, the microneedle patch in Nicole Brogden’s palm doesn’t look like a needle…
Looking to mosquitoes for a way to develop painless microneedles

June 27, 2018

A mosquito can insert a needle-like probe into your skin and draw blood for several minutes without you…
A lot of needles may help restart a heart

April 13, 2018

The skin presents a formidable barrier to life-saving defibrillators, but a team of students from Rice University believes…
Microneedle Patches for Flu Vaccination Successful in First Human Clinical Trial

June 29, 2017

Despite the potentially severe consequences of illness and even death, only about 40 percent of adults in the…
Needles that hit the right mark

August 13, 2016

More than 13 million pain-blocking epidural procedures are performed every year in the United States. Although epidurals are…
Idea for plastic needles came from porcupines

December 19, 2015

Two BSc students on the Design and Innovation study programme were looking for an alternative to steel insulin needles,…
Singapore and US scientists develop rapid test for liver toxicity

September 24, 2015

Scientists from Singapore and United States have invented a kit to test liver toxicity that can provide results…
Flexible Micro-Needles for Neuroscience and Future Medical Applications

August 12, 2015

Microscale needle-electrode array technology has been a true godsend for neuroscience and any number of engineering applications, such…
Microneedle patch for measles vaccination could be a global game changer

April 29, 2015

A new microneedle patch being developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Centers for Disease Control…
New drug-delivery capsule may replace injections

October 1, 2014

Given a choice, most patients would prefer to take a drug orally instead of getting an injection. Unfortunately,…
Let’s be doctors! Reducing children’s fear of needles through learning and play

August 18, 2014

Quite a few parents have dealt with their children’s fear of needles, which gets in the way of…
Micro Needles: No pain, great gain

January 7, 2014

It’s a common scene in doctor’s offices everywhere: a child refuses to roll up his sleeve for a…
Inspired by spiny-headed worms, new microneedle adhesive 3x stronger than surgical staples in skin graft fixation

April 17, 2013

A parasitic worm may hold the answer to keeping skin grafts firmly in place over wounds, according to…
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