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A microneedle patch on a fingertip
Opinion: An Alternative to Injection
Research on microneedle patches for vaccine delivery has grown in popularity in recent years, due to their exceptional compliance and low invasiveness.
Opinion: An Alternative to Injection
Opinion: An Alternative to Injection

Research on microneedle patches for vaccine delivery has grown in popularity in recent years, due to their exceptional compliance and low invasiveness.

Research on microneedle patches for vaccine delivery has grown in popularity in recent years, due to their exceptional compliance and low invasiveness.

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Emily Makowski | Dec 26, 2019 | 2 min read
From bubbling plants to endangered whales, here are some amazing images from The Scientist in 2019.
Image of the Day: Fizzy Birth Control
Emily Makowski | Nov 7, 2019 | 1 min read
A microneedle patch can subcutaneously deliver a contraceptive hormone to rats.
MO infographic the scientist microneedle patch
Infographic: Immune Cell Monitoring Via a Skin Patch
Ruth Williams | Mar 1, 2019 | 1 min read
A stick-on patch enables sampling of immune cells in the skin.
Image of the Day: Broken Needles
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 17, 2019 | 1 min read
A long-acting contraceptive patch with microscopic needles releases a drug slowly over time.
Making Micromotors Biocompatible
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Researchers are developing potent ways to fuel and control the movement of micromotor devices.
Sticking Power
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An adhesive inspired by a parasitic worm could help better affix skin grafts in burn patients.
Worm Bandage
Kate Yandell | Jun 30, 2013 | 1 min read
Biomimicry yields a new type of patch that may help wounds heal faster.
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