Honeybee Vaccine Offers Hope

Administered to a hive’s Queen Bee through an edible sugary solution that honeybees are attracted to (thus needle free), a new vaccine is being tested to protect the flying pollinators from microbial diseases. If this technology can be adapted to tackle other afflictions the bees face, it might just be one solution to save the rapidly declining population. The product, PrimeBEE, is based on new information …

The US Wants Cuba’s Lung Cancer Vaccine

As US government regulated restrictions around Cuba slowly ease, a few things have come to light. One being that Cuba hosts some of the world’s leading biotech and medical research. Now, the US is looking to bring a promising lung cancer vaccine from the Caribbean nation stateside. Called Civamax, the vaccination spurs the body into releasing antibodies that can prevent lung tumors from metastasizing, making …

Vaccinations Through Painless Patches

Trypanophobics (people who are afraid of needles) are rejoicing thanks to a new way to receive vaccinations. Georgia Tech’s Mark Prusnitz has developed a band-aid-like patch that will employ 100 microneedles to painlessly administer vaccines. According to Prusnitz, the patches will be most effective in developing countries, where proper refrigeration and injection training is not widely available. The new technology is currently being developed for …