February 4, 2013
A Patch containing hundreds of ‘microneedles’ that penetrate the skin, could mark the end of painful injection and used to deliver radical new DNA vaccines.
January 11, 2013
Did you ever wonder why do our fingers wrinkle when wet? A series of laboratory tests have shown that wrinkles evolved, to help you grip wet objects! Image © wikipedia
May 26, 2012
Getting a shot from a doctor may become less painful in the very near future. A new device from MIT researchers can deliver a high-pressure jet of medicine through the skin, without the use of a hypodermic needle.
August 14, 2011
This photo shows a thin, flexible piece of electronics stuck onto the skin. One day monitoring a patient’s vital signs like temperature and heart rate could be as simple as sticking on a tiny, wireless patch, sort of like the temporary tattoos.
February 10, 2011
A University of Southampton diagram of the UK’s first totally implanted hearing aid. The Otologics ‘Carina’ middle ear implant device consists of a rechargeable battery, a signal processor and a microphone which are all implanted under the skin.
the Telegraph -Picture: University of Southampton/PA