Kids today are not just playing video games.

I know that sometimes in the media kids are portrayed as only being concerned with themselves, fashion, video games, and just hanging out without purpose. It’s a stereotype that just doesn’t fit in today’s world.

Take for example Angela Zhang, a 17-year old high school student who won a science competition. Not that exciting you say?

Well, she won for creating a nanoparticle that can detect and kill off cancer cells. I know, you feel like you read something wrong, go ahead read that last sentence again.

Ms. Zhang didn’t perfect a virtual reality video game, she helped bring a possible cure ( or at the least a better treatment option), to other people.

It’s great to hear, see, and read about the positive things that kids today are doing. It’s exciting to see, hear, and read about what they are accomplishing.

You can read more about Angela Zhang’s accomplishment at the Huffington Post.

Cynics beware – the future is looking better.

Have a great Monday. 🙂

 

Science News Today

“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” – Neil Armstrong

Well Neil it has happened again, but this time it was here on earth and the step was made by a woman. The giant leap was made in the area of medical science.

At the U.S. Science Conference today the Cyber-Med Unit was unveiled. This particular advancement in medical science allows the medical student (and medical community) to perform various surgical, bio testing, and other necessary medical testing without harm.

In other words the Cyber-Med Unit has revolutionized the entire medical community. Gone are the days of using cadavers for practicing the various medical procedures that med-students need to know and practice. Including surgery, injections, starting I.V.’s, etc.

This also marks a great triumph in the area of animal rights. Animals are no longer needed for medical testing or, for that matter, any type of testing. The current trend in medical technology is to harm none in the practice of medicine.

Prototypes of the Cyber-Med Units have been tested extensively and have been found to perform beyond the expectations of the inventor, Dr. Cara Irvine. The Cyber-Med unit is now in full production and is expected to roll out of the factory and into the various medical institutions around the world at the end of the month.

Dr. Cara Irvine is a 15 year veteran in the medical research field who, in the very beginning of her career, has been a strong voice against causing harm in order to heal. Although she declined to be interviewed for this article stating that Cyber-Med is the focus and not her, she did say. “Finally, my dream is being realized.”

The Cyber-Med unit has practical applications in all phases of testing of all products. It is  to be used in testing labs around the world that traditionally used live subjects for all kinds of testing from food to cosmetics to cleaning products.

Cyber-Med is a fully programmable unit. The person who needs to test products for safety and effect can program the unit in a matter of minutes for each test that is required for the product. The Cyber-Med unit effectively and efficiently reproduces the exact effect that a product would have on a human organism.

This is due to the fact that the Cyber-Med Unit’s entire body makeup and chemistry is able to mimic the human body. It can be programmed for any illness, allergy, disease, or any other human affliction and it will react exactly the same as a live subject.

Researchers around the globe are applauding the effort that was required to bring Dr. Irvine’s dream to life. Researchers are eager to receive their Cyber-Med Unit and begin legal testing again. As animal testing was made illegal early last year by a combined law in all countries. Human testing is also not allowed due to the high mortality and injury rate.

The Cyber-Med Unit is truly a great scientific advancement of the ages.

The author of this article is a freelance science-tech writer. Articles have been published in Science News Today, Scientific World Quarterly, Science Geeks, Aquanarian, and the few odd articles on various world blogs.

This is a work of FICTION any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental. The photo used in the header was created by Idea go at FreDigitalPhotos. The photo used in the post is located at Public Domain Photos the page on that website is here, the site lists the photographer as Unknown.