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Originally posted by zonetripper2065
Next week "US teen who invents cancer test commits suicide"
Originally posted by Darth_Prime
and yet a Cure is still ""Unattainable""
Originally posted by cd5love96
So all I need is:
Carbon Nano Tubes
Sample of Blood
Multimeter to detect voltage
Chart with predetermined voltage readings and results
Sounds easy aside from the nano tubes. Note the list guys before big Pharma shut this down.
He says he’s been contacted by four companies, including Quest Diagnostics, about potentially licensing or commercializing the idea. “I got a really fierce patent lawyer right after I won ISEF,” says Andraka, laughing, from his home in Maryland.
Looks like this kid may have stolen other work.
Update: Readers have pointed out that Andraka is not the first to create a sensor of carbon nanotubes coated with antibodies. Here is a paper from 2008 by researchers at the University of Delaware who created an exceptionally sensitive sensor for cancer breast cells, and a July 2009 paper from researchers in South Korea working with prostate cancer cells.