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Jack Thomas Andraka is a 15-year-old American inventor and amateur cancer researcher. He is the 2012 Intel Science Fair grand prize winner. Andraka was awarded the Gordon E. Moore Award for his work in developing a new method for detecting pancreatic cancer.  The Gordon E. Moore Award, named in honor of the co-founder of Intel, is for $75,000. He also won other prizes in smaller individual categories for a total award of $100,500.
Andraka's sensor costs $3.00 and 10 tests can be performed per strip, taking 5 minutes each. The method is 168 times faster, 26,667 times less expensive, and 400 times more sensitive than ELISA, and 25% to 50% more accurate than the CA10-9 test.
Do you get what I'm saying? There are cures, some illegal (even if they are natural) so we don't need devices for detecting cancer faster when we can just break out of our ignorance and finally come to realize we've been lied to since birth about diseases and the cures for them.
Originally posted by Lucid Lunacy
reply to post by Meaningless
As was that post absent of your reasoning.
In an interview with the BBC, Jack said the idea for his pancreatic cancer test came to him while he was in biology class at North County High School, drawing on the class lesson about antibodies and the article on analytical methods using carbon nanotubes he was surreptitiously reading at the time. Afterwards, he followed up with more research using Google Search on nanotubes and cancer biochemistry, aided by free online scientific journals.
He then contacted 200 professors at Johns Hopkins University and the National Institutes of Health with a plan, a budget, and timeline for his project in order to receive laboratory help. He had received nearly 200 rejection emails before he got a positive reply from Dr. Anirban Maitra, Professor of Pathology, Oncology and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
So if a 15 year old can do this with a little effort put into it.... what can YOU do with a little effort?
Originally posted by AfterInfinity
A 15 year old genius can detect pancreatic cancer, but 200 government-funded scientists have trouble with the HIV virus? What the hell?