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17-Year-Old Girl Invents Nanoparticle That Kills Cancer Cells

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posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 05:49 PM
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Epic.

Awesome 17-Year-Old Girl Invents Nanoparticle That Kills Cancer Cells

The impressive 17-year-old from Cupertino, California just won the $100,000 Grand Prize of the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology for a project called, "Design of Image-guided, Photo-thermal Controlled Drug Releasing Multifunctional Nanosystem for the Treatment of Cancer Stem Cells." Not too shabby, right?

It's even more impressive once you can understand what that title of that project actually means. Basically she created a nanoparticle that kills cancer cells. Here's what's so special about it:

Zhang said the particle she designed improves on current cancer treatments because it delivers a drug directly to tumor cells and doesn't affect healthy cells around it. The particle is also able to release a drug when activated by a laser.

A laser? Hot damn! Her creation is being heralded as a "swiss army knife of cancer treatments" because it has so many different potential uses.


This is great. Now let's hope it doesn't get suppressed... also what's interesting is that people are all focusing on how to cure cancer... when we should be focusing on how NOT to develop cancer in the first place...




posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 05:51 PM
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Originally posted by Vitchilo
Epic.

Awesome 17-Year-Old Girl Invents Nanoparticle That Kills Cancer Cells

The impressive 17-year-old from Cupertino, California just won the $100,000 Grand Prize of the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology for a project called, "Design of Image-guided, Photo-thermal Controlled Drug Releasing Multifunctional Nanosystem for the Treatment of Cancer Stem Cells." Not too shabby, right?

It's even more impressive once you can understand what that title of that project actually means. Basically she created a nanoparticle that kills cancer cells. Here's what's so special about it:

Zhang said the particle she designed improves on current cancer treatments because it delivers a drug directly to tumor cells and doesn't affect healthy cells around it. The particle is also able to release a drug when activated by a laser.

A laser? Hot damn! Her creation is being heralded as a "swiss army knife of cancer treatments" because it has so many different potential uses.


This is great. Now let's hope it doesn't get suppressed... also what's interesting is that people are all focusing on how to cure cancer... when we should be focusing on how NOT to develop cancer in the first place...


That's pretty amazing. They most likely will just cover it up and we won't ever hear about it again.

On another note, we already know what causes cancer and how to avoid it, we just simply have not invented nano particles that throw people out of office yet.



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 05:53 PM
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flag and star for finding this article!

Scary that a 17 year old child can figure this out yet top notch scientists and doctors the world over for ages have NOT?
Definitely proves that they're holding back cures and such for lengthier chemo, or meds, etc. Sad sick world.
Kudos to the girl for doing this. If more people hear about it, though, I bet 'they' will find a way to show how it's 'really dangerous and does xyz damage' just to keep us dependent on chemo and meds.


Sad when something great like this happens and then you have to turn around and realize that 'they' will just find a fast way to ruin it anyway. How fast optimism comes only to be dashed.



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 05:59 PM
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