At this stage it surprises me that supposed "incredible, life-changing breakthroughs" are still news-worthy. We've seen it time and time again - there are only so many times you can say "DON'T WORRY GUYS WE'VE GOT AIDS ALL SORTED NOW" before the public gets bored, surely?
Any potential breakthrough against a currently difficult to deal with disease is of course pleasant news, but I'd really rather the media wait until they're a bit more certain the discovery will actually help before they start publicising it. Half of the news about curing diseases these days is pretty much "well, we don't exactly know HOW it would cure cancer, but you never know!!!". I'm interested to see what comes of this (not that I'm an expert on medicine), but I'm certainly not getting my hopes up.