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This REALLY Won't Hurt a Bit: Painless Injections Unveiled - Without Needles


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Agnes
- 1940 days ago - mirror.co.uk
Scientists yesterday unveiled a painless, hi-tech injection that does not involve a needle. The breakthrough is a device that uses a magnet and tiny pistons to deliver a powerful jet of medicine through the skin, at a variety of depths and with a



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Bob month away P (396)
Monday May 28, 2012, 6:45 pm
Thanks Agnes
 

Jaette Carpenter (20)
Tuesday May 29, 2012, 1:04 pm
Super. This would make giving infections to my daughter a lot easier. Thanks Agnes.
 

Roger G (154)
Tuesday May 29, 2012, 1:12 pm
noted thanks !
 

Jennifer G (14)
Tuesday May 29, 2012, 4:18 pm
One step closer to the Star Trek hypospray!
 

Jennifer G (14)
Tuesday May 29, 2012, 4:19 pm
@ Jaette -- an amusing typo. =) A wonderful picture of you -- congratulations!
 

Freya H (361)
Tuesday May 29, 2012, 6:09 pm
This has implications for not just giving kids their necessary vaccinations, but making life a lot easier for diabetics. (I believe you meant injections, Jaette - never rely too much on spellcheck!)
 

Danuta W (1255)
Wednesday May 30, 2012, 12:56 am
noted
 

Beth M (46)
Wednesday May 30, 2012, 1:43 am
..bout time too...:) x
 

Kath P (9)
Wednesday May 30, 2012, 3:06 am
Look to Science Fiction for great ideas. I remember thinking that we needed more of what Star Trek was showing and now we have it in many of our 'new' inventions.
 

paul m (93)
Wednesday May 30, 2012, 4:08 am

yes, it's all becoming lazer,,untill I go to yhe Hosiptal and I get a neddle...Don't mind...
 

Kristen H (25)
Wednesday May 30, 2012, 9:49 am
Star Trek, here we come!
 

Kerrie G (118)
Wednesday May 30, 2012, 12:28 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Janis B (7)
Wednesday May 30, 2012, 1:06 pm
don't hold your breath, since Banting and Best no research has ever delivered a proper benefit to diabetics. Our pharmacists is positive they found a cure years ago but with the money train of insulin for Big Pharma we'll be plunging needles in our skin for ages yet. They even did away with animal insulin promising the disgusting concoctions they say is close to human, is better for us.Rubbish!
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Wednesday May 30, 2012, 2:46 pm
I recall the air pressure injectors from military service. Worked fine for me, though many of the guys requested a needle instead. Since then I've seen needles and a few uses of DMSO mix to get through the skin. Now the guy in the picture is holding a gimmick like Deforest Kelley used to poke people in the arm with on classic Star Trek. I wonder if it will take hold?
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Wednesday May 30, 2012, 6:43 pm
Our daughter became a diabetic at age ten , had to sterilize everything every day . Than came the packaged needles , soon after the whole thing , , she is now a very happy grandmother and travels often to Australia to visit her daughter and grand daughter.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 31, 2012, 9:10 am
Just when I get use to them!
 

Shan D (49)
Friday June 1, 2012, 2:06 am
"Now the guy in the picture is holding a gimmick like Deforest Kelley used to poke people in the arm with on classic Star Trek. I wonder if it will take hold? " - Fred -

I hope not. Deforest Kelley was using salt shakers! ;-) However, I'd be willing to try this out, as long as I get it in the arm like in Original Series Star Trek, and not in the jugular like the later series.
 

Robert Hardy (68)
Friday June 1, 2012, 8:16 am
I vote yes for anything painless.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday June 1, 2012, 5:08 pm
Good news.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday June 4, 2012, 4:20 am
thank you
 

Suzanne L (99)
Friday June 8, 2012, 7:53 am
Thanks Agnes. This is a device who's time has come. I hate needles. I'm waiting for the one where taking vials of blood isn't so gory.
 

David C (196)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 3:01 pm
lets hope this is cheap enough to make widespread availability possible....
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 5:30 pm
Thanks for this article.
 
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