In the early 2000s, I worked with a company trying to develop a novel way to treat antibiotic-resistant infections using viruses that attacked the harmful bacteria. I learned that scientists had been struggling to make such a treatment viable since the 1920s. It looks like we've begun figuring out how to crack that nut! This is good news in our fight against antibiotic resistance.
I remember pundits of gene therapy touting its potential back when I was in grad school in the 1990s. Twenty-years of set-backs and hard work later, it seems that potential is now being realized.
A high school robotics team built an electric wheelchair for a two-year old, saving the family tens-of-thousands of dollars and opening up a world of exploration for a child. Humans are alright.
Holy crap. Imagine being instrumental in the eradication of not one, but two global diseases. Humans are amazing when we put our minds to it. https://www.facebook.com/bradanderson2000/posts/2289871197719148