They've created a method that allows a single injection to carry enough doses for the first one to two years of a child's life, with each dose released at a specified time.
In a paper in Science, Langer and Ana Jaklenec, a researcher at the Koch Centre for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT, along with engineers Kevin McHugh and Thandh Nguyen, describe a process called stamped assembly of polymer layers (SEAL), inspired by fabrication techniques for microprocessors, that makes a structure similar in shape to a coffee cup with a lid on it.
Reminiscent of a tiny cup filled with vaccine material and sealed by a lid that can be modified to break down and release its contents at a specific time, the new MIT-designed micro-particle could be used to combine all of those vaccines into a single jab. The particles are made from an FDA-approved and biocompatible polymer called PLGA, created to degrade at different rates to release the doses at different times.
For the first time, we can create a library of tiny, encased vaccine particles, each programmed to release at a precise, predictable time. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a technology that could allow childhood vaccines-for everything from polio to measles, mumps, and rubella-to be combined into a single injection, reports the BBC. These moulds are used to cast cube-shaped open-sided boxes, a few hundred microns along each side, from the biocompatible, degradable polymer PGLA (polylactic-co-glycolic acid), a combination of lactic and glycolic acid units polymerised together, which is already used for medical applications.
Noting that ease and efficiency in getting vaccines into less developed areas of the world will have a positive effect on world health, Langer observed, "This could have a significant impact on patients everywhere, especially in the developing world". "Part of the novelty is really in how we align and seal the layers".
Fresno State vs. Washington NOTES: Freshman TE Hunter Bryant made his first start for the Huskies in place of Drew Sample, who injured his ankle last week vs. Fresno State Bulldogs and Washington Huskies are pitted against each other in a 2017 college football encounter on Saturday.
Neither the 44-year-old driver of the Envoy nor his 9-year-old passenger were injured in the collision. Traffic in both directions was temporarily using the northbound travel lanes, the Highway Patrol said.
The first three possessions of the game all ended on downs, including a goal line stand on fourth-and-one by the Longhorns. Darnold was the catalyst for the Rose Bowl victory over Penn State as he threw for over 450 yards and five touchdowns.
While detectives sought clues to the deaths, emergency workers went door-to-door to look for anyone else who was at risk. She said she had yet to see any state or federal agencies or utility companies working on the ground yet.
We know that we have analysed that well and we know that what we missed there and it's important that we correct it. Captain Gary Cahill will return to the starting line-up having served a three-match domestic suspension.
Equities research analysts expect that Marvell Technology Group will post $1.12 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. It increased, as 25 investors sold MRVL shares while 106 reduced holdings. 127 funds opened positions while 440 raised stakes.
The stock of WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC (LON:MRW) earned "Market Perform" rating by Bernstein on Monday, November 23. Lpl Financial Limited Liability Company reported 0% of its portfolio in Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST).
Many Indian DACA recipients have embarked on successful careers in the fields of business, medicine and architecture, adds Mehta. When DACA was established in 2012, its recipients were not offered a permanent residency or a pathway to citizenship.
And given its track record, I expect Apple to be the first company to deliver facial recognition that is both fast and accurate. The Wirecutter reviews site has a write-up of the latest version of the Moto G and tips on the best cheap Android models.
Instead Liverpool were left to rue the absence of the suspended Sadio Mane and the eighth goal they conceded in eight days. Liverpool were relatively untroubled for most of the game, but they always find a way to stumble in matches.
First Data Corporation (NYSE: FDC)'s market cap, the total dollar value of all of their outstanding shares, is 16549.96m. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website .
Daniil Kvyat did improve on his second run, but only by enough to take 13th ahead of the second Force India of Esteban Ocon. That could make it hard for them to hang on to their race-winning drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen .
Top UFC contender manhandles Bronx native David Branch
You want me to beat some sense in you? The 10-fight event kicks off Satruday with four preliminary card bouts at airing 8 p.m. He wanted GSP to know that he feels he's not equipped to deal with the heavier weight class. "Now I'm coming for that belt".
Liverpool vs Burnley 09/16/2017 EPL Preview and Predictions
Brady's success in an aerial duel from James Tarkowksi's long ball forward allowed Wood to help the ball into the path of Arfield. Scott Arfield gave the Clarets a lead in the 27th minute with a fine finish which left Simon Mignolet stranded between the posts.
Modified star Ted Christopher, 59, killed in plane crash in CT
Want your voice heard? Christopher was selected as one of the top 25 drivers in NASCAR Whelen All-American Series history in 2006. Ted Christopher , a longtime NASCAR racer renowned for his "Three Tap Rule" maneuver on the course, died in plane crash Saturday.
More than 1 million without power in Georgia
The company's alert messaging system stated Monday evening that there were over 925,000 customers without power across the state. After Hurricane Irma took power from residents across Georgia, crews have been on the job to ensure power is restored.
Klopp angered by 'dominant' Liverpool
Obviously, a great place to play football but we take a lot of confidence there with our recent performances". Klopp explained: "I'm not happy, I'm angry with the result but pleased with the performance".