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Angela Zhang

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Sam I Am, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Yay Angela Zhang! :)

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    At the age of 17 I was paying attention in college, but still enjoying the student life as much as studying towards my career goals. What I wasn’t doing was working at the cutting edge of cancer treatment and developing a potential cure.

    Angela Zhang is, and she’s just been awarded the $100,000 Grand Prize in the Individual category of the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology. Her project was entitled “Design of Image-guided, Photo-thermal Controlled Drug Releasing Multifunctional Nanosystem for the Treatment of Cancer Stem Cells.”

    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.

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  2. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    Did a 17 year old just find a quasi cure for cancer?
     
  3. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    If she did .... she will be the greatest Hero of all time.
     
  4. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Wow, this seems promising.
     
  5. windward

    windward NFL Historian

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    Wow. That's pretty amazing.

    And she's 17?

    Cool. Really cool.
     
  6. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    That is freaking impressive. Consider the possibilities.
     
  7. Zaxor

    Zaxor Virtus Mille Scuta

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    way to go girl!
     
  8. dreghorn2

    dreghorn2 Well-Known Member

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    Don't ever doubt the capabilities of the human mind.
     
  9. notherbob

    notherbob Well-Known Member

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    If she did, it would not surprise me to see the pharmaceutical industry find a way to squelch it; they're more into extended expensive profitable treatments rather than less profitable quick cures. JMO

    It will be interesting to watch.
     

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