India wildlife officials reunite leopard cub with mum

Good News Notes: “Wildlife officials in India have helped reunite a leopard cub that was separated from her mother. Villagers in the north-eastern state of Assam found the two-month old female stuck in a trench in a tea garden. Wildlife vet Khanin Changmai, who was called to attend to the cub, told the BBC that…

Hayden Hamilton, Paralyzed During Football Game, Walks at Graduation

Good News Notes: “A Pittsburgh high schooler who was paralyzed three years ago during a football game received a standing ovation at his high school graduation as he rose from his wheelchair and walked 10 yards to receive his diploma – much to the shock of his friends and classmates. “That felt better than any…

Man helps save child’s life with stem cell donation

Good News Notes: “A Northeast Arkansas man made a donation that saved the life of a child, but it all came as a surprise. The Monette native and recent Arkansas State University graduate is now a lifesaver. Dax Hurst registered with the DKMS stem cellcenter his freshman year at ASU. He knew about the organization and…

Coca-Cola Joins The Ocean Cleanup in Tackling Ocean Plastic Pollution

Good News Notes:  “As part of the effort to stem the tide of plastic pollution entering the world’s oceans, the Coca-Cola Company is joining with The Ocean Cleanup to expedite the deployment of cleanup systems in fifteen rivers around the world. The partnership is part of the Dutch non-profit foundation’s efforts to stop plastic pollution…

Tuberculosis drug causes “power failure” in ultra-fit cancer cells

Good News Notes: “Leveraging a newfound ability to identify the “fittest” metastatic cancer cells, scientists at the UK’s University of Salford have discovered that an already approved drug can be deployed to cut off their fuel supply, while leaving normal healthy cells unharmed. Metastatic cancer cells are dangerous, fast-moving cells cancer cells that have spread…

Making Rounds With New York’s Bird EMTs

Good News Notes: “Just after 6 a.m. on a recent Monday, Calista McRae is in downtown Manhattan, walking a digressive loop through the morning mist from 4 World Trade Center to 1 World Trade Center to Brookfield Place and back around. McRae is 34, with a springy and fast step, and she will repeat this journey until…