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Mattie J.T. Stepanek is an American boy, who has remained a hero in hearts of people around the world. He never thought that he was too weak to do something. Stepanek kept fighting against his genetic disease, a rare form of muscular dystrophy, to achieve his goals. However, the disease, which progressively weakens a person's muscles, finally claimed his life in 2004 just before his 14th birthday. Prior to his death, Stepanek used an electric wheelchair with medical equipment. But it did not stop him from living a full life. He appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show in May 2001, to showcase his talents as a poet and peacemaker. He asked Winfrey to pray for him as a Christmas gift. This remarkable boy met his hero, former-U.S. president Jimmy Carter, on the Good Morning America TV show in December 2001. He recited December Prayer, and Carter praised him. Stepanek published his first book of poetry, Heartsongs, also in 2001. His first book ranked No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list. His other seven books sold more than one million copies in total. The Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation was established in 2005 after he died. Many individuals and organizations, including The Oprah Winfrey Angel Foundation, have supported the organization. More recently, a park in his name opened in 2008.
Researchers at Stanford University in California have succeeded in producing safe, natural painkillers by genetically modifying yeast. They inserted different DNA, including those from plants and bacteria, into yeast cells, making the yeast turn the glucose into a pain-relief substance. Traditionally, pain-relief substances are extracted from plants, such as poppies. The entire production process takes about a year, and is costly because it involves growing and shipping poppies and extracting opioids, each of which is done at different places. However, with this new method, producing large quantities is possible for pharmaceutical companies. Making Painkillers from Baker's Yeast2According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 70 percent of the world population has limited or no access to painkillers. The Stanford researchers are expecting that their discovery will contribute to providing faster access of more affordable painkillers to people around the globe.