A group at MIT has developed a new drug that can, in theory, cure any viral infection. So far they've tested it on 15 different viruses in mice with 100% success... wow. Besides the millions of lives potentially saved the best part is the name.
Its incredible how we're capable of developing drugs like this when over a billion people still don't have access to clean water. How many lives could we save by getting these people access to clean water? Of course its not as simple as that, lack of clean water is usually symptomatic of other bigger problems. War, oppressive government etc.