Caution: Killing Germs May Be Hazardous to Your Health is a good article on “our war on microbes has toughened them. Now, new science tells us we should embrace bacteria.”
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Nanotech is really starting to go forward: Paralyzed Mice Walk Again.
Samuel Stupp has a bunch of mice that used to drag their hind legs behind them when they crawled around his Illinois lab, but they have miraculously regained at least partial use of their rear legs.
Astonishingly, their severed spinal cords have been repaired, at least partly, without surgery or drugs.
All it took was a simple injection of a liquid containing tiny molecular structures developed by Stupp and his colleagues at Northwestern University. Six weeks later, the mice were able to walk again. They don’t have their former agility, but their injuries should have left them paralyzed for life.