Latest Mark Prausnitz Stories

Self-administration Of Flu Vaccine With A Patch May Be Possible
2014-02-27 08:47:47

The annual ritual of visiting a doctor's office or health clinic to receive a flu shot may soon be outdated, thanks to the findings of a new study published in the journal Vaccine.

2010-07-28 18:58:57

Using chemical "nanoblasts" that punch tiny holes in the protective membranes of cells, researchers have demonstrated a new technique for getting therapeutic small molecules, proteins and DNA directly into living cells.

2010-07-19 06:35:00

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University have invented a painless vaccine-delivery system that may one day allow flu shots to be delivered by mail.

2009-08-19 07:50:00

Good news for people fearful of needles and squeamish of shots: Scientists at the 238th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society report the design of a painless patch that may someday render hypodermic needles — as well as annual flu shots — a thing of the past.

2008-02-04 17:58:30

Transdermal drug delivery has proven successful in a number of applications, including pain management, congestive heart failure and hormone replacement.

2006-09-05 15:59:07

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ultrasound energy can briefly open a door into cells to let drugs and other compounds inside, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday in a study that could lead to improvements in medical care.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.