Two local scientists discovered information about a protein that may one day lead to a cure or treatment for a rare neurological disease.
Other area researchers made major advances in quests to develop vaccines for vexingly deadly viruses.
A large team of hometown scientists designed and built a spacecraft that reached the farthest frontier of the solar system and, for the first time ever, explored Pluto. And another team built a 16-foot, 4.5-ton telescope that will search for signs of energy produced by the Big Bang nearly 14 billion years ago.
Looking back at new developments in health, science, and technology this year, one thing is clear — 2015 was a banner...