Dr Anne Moore, UCC School of Pharmacy, showing three of the small microneedle patches that could deliver better vaccinations. Photograph: Tomas Tyner/UCC.

Science Editor Researchers in Cork have come up with innovative new vaccination techniques that could slash the cost of controlling diseases such as m(...)

A doctor holding a  test positive test for Malaria at the Magburaka PHC Primary Health Clinic in  Sierra Leone. Researchers at University College Cork have developed a new microneedle immunisation technology which could prove hugely significant in the fight against malaria. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Researchers at University College Cork have developed a new microneedle immunisation technology which could prove hugely significant in the fight agai(...)

Seven-year-old Oisín Blaney Shorte, from Terenure, Dublin, who has asthma, with clinical nurse manager Bríd Ryan O’Malley at Dr Steeven’s Hospital, where the HSE simulated giving a vaccination jab. Photograph: bryan O’Brien

The Health Service Executive has launched a major campaign urging people in at-risk groups to get vaccinated against influenza. Research released as p(...)