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Avoiding The Ouch. Scientists Are Working On Ways To Swap The Needle For A Pill

A lot of vaccines and some medications need to be delivered by injection. Two groups of researchers are designing ways of delivering these medications by putting them in pill form.
A team of researchers in Boston has developed an insulin-delivery system that injects the medicine directly into the stomach wall, which is painless. Source: Felice Frankel/MIT

Many vaccines and some medicines, such as insulin, have to be delivered by injection. That's a pain, both for patients and for health care providers. But two groups of researchers are trying to put some of these medications in pill form to avoid the needle.

One team of scientists, from MIT's and Harvard's , developed a

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