• Question: Have you saved anyone's life before with science?

    Asked by maddie04 to David on 3 Jun 2019.
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      David Wilson answered on 3 Jun 2019:

      I’ve done a lot of work to try and understand a number of diseases such as Muscular Dystrophy and Liver disease.

      For a lot of scientists, curing or preventing a disease is really motivating but it can take many years of hard work to discover treatments. This is never the result of one person it takes hundreds of people, probably more in laboratories and hospitals around the world working together before a treatment can be found.

      I like to think that the work I do contributes to our understanding of a disease and in some way will help those that suffer from them but I probably wont know for sure for a long time.

      As a bonus answer, I am a trained First Aider, if you ever want the chance to save someones life then learning some basic skills such as CPR is a great way to do this.