This morning I opened the newspaper and read about the breakthrough in science that we now have the complete biochemical 'routemap' of man, us. A few days ago I read an article about rats being capable of training other rats through electrical brain signals. Scientific developments are ongoing at an unprecedented speed - we live in exciting times.
But then, as I read such articles, it makes me think of malaria: our field of research. And wonder what the last 'breakthrough' in malaria was that made me feel really excited. The first malaria mosquito refractory to rodent malaria dates back to 2002. That was pretty cool. And revolutionary. What else have we got from the last 10 years of malaria research that could be classified as a 'transformational breakthrough'? Please have a look at the video below before you step in the lab today.
The lesson in it is incredibly powerful and asks the question: 'What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?'