Quantum dots

Scientists Propose ‘Tattoos’ To Solve Vaccination Issues – Nerdist

Scientists Propose ‘Tattoos’ To Solve Vaccination Issues – Nerdist

In a paper recently published in the journal Science Translational Medicine (via Futurism), the group of researchers, led by Kevin J. McHugh et al., says that it is exploring a novel approach for maintaining accurate vaccination records by testing the implantation of “near-infrared quantum dots,” or NIR QDs, into pig skin, rat skin, cadaver flesh, and synthetic human skin.

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Invisible Ink Could Reveal whether Kids Have Been Vaccinated – Scientific American

Invisible Ink Could Reveal whether Kids Have Been Vaccinated – Scientific American

Keeping track of vaccinations remains a major challenge in the developing world, and even in many developed countries, paperwork gets lost, and parents forget whether their child is up to date. Now a group of Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers has developed a novel way to address this problem: embedding the record directly into the skin.

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