Good News Friday

  • This group’s wiped out $6.7 billion in medical debt, and it’s just getting started. NPR.
  • A bipartisan act is quietly about to invest billions in boosting green technology. The Atlantic.
  • A bioengineered cornea can restore sight to blind people. MIT Technology Review.
  • Lyme disease vaccine in late-stage trials would be first in 20 years. The Washington Post.
  • Parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef show highest coral cover in 36 years. Reuters.
  • Healthy life expectancy in Africa rises by almost ten years. WHO.
  • Researchers agree: The world can reach a 100% renewable energy system by or before 2050. Helsinki Times.
  • Saiga antelopes have increased 10-fold after mass die-off in 2015. New Scientist.
  • This 17-year-old designed a motor that could potentially transform the electric car industry. Smithsonian Magazine.
  • Nuclear fusion breakthrough confirmed: California team achieved ignition. Newsweek.
  • Hydrogel that outperforms cartilage could be in human knees in 2023. New Atlas.
  • New ‘Parp inhibitors’ could prevent certain tumours appearing. The Guardian.
  • Karuna’s experimental schizophrenia drug succeeds in advanced study. Boston Globe.
  • Scientific discovery may facilitate speedy, objective, and accurate diagnosis of PTSD using saliva. Tel Aviv University.

For more good news, check out The Progress Network, and Future Crunch.

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