24 August 2012

15 Year Old Cancer Researcher

Jack Andraka is a 15 year old in Maryland who works in a cancer research facility.  Recently he discovered a new way to test from pancreatic, lung and ovarian cancer that is a fraction of cost of the current methods, while being light years faster and more sensitive.  The BBC has a 3 minute video on him and his achievements. 
I love his matter of factness.  I love that he got 1 offer to come do research out of 200 letters he sent.  I love that he harnesses the incredible power of the internet.

1 comment:

  1. wow, very interesting. Great kid , great person who out of 200 gave him an offer to do research.