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    Arrow 17-year-old creates "Nanosystem for the Treatment of Cancer" and wins 100k!

    Her creation is being heralded as a “Swiss army knife of cancer treatment.” Zhang managed to develop a nanoparticle that can be delivered to the site of a tumor through the drug salinomycin. Once there it kills the cancer stem cells. However, Zhang went further and included both gold and iron-oxide components, which allow for non-invasive imaging of the site through MRI and Photoacoustics.
    Geek.com original article here:
    http://www.geek.com/articles/geek-ce...ticle-2011128/

    and the official announcement by Siemens plus some other inventions from high-school geniuses here:
    http://www.siemens-foundation.org/en..._winners.htm#2


    She put 1000 hours of research on this project on top of studying for school!

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    Silly girl, doesn't she know that the money is in treating diseases, not curing them.

    Can you imagine the chaos if drug companies spent their research money on cures? The whole health system would collapse!

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    I do hope the health system collapses or better still, evolves in the future!
    Maybe when this girl is president of US or something

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