15-Year-Old Creates Better Way to Detect Cancer

By |2012-06-21T09:12:26-05:00June 22, 2012|FTTCF|0 Comments

Sometimes on Fall Through the Cracks Friday we try to feature funny or quirky news. This week we're going a different direction by featuring 15-year-old Maryland student Jack Andraka. He's passionate about science, and recently won the $75,000 grand prize at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. He claimed the prize for his work on paper filters and carbon nanotubes, which he used to create a better test for cancer. A full article on Andraka, and the science at play, is available on the Forbes website. From that article, to highlight what is so cool about this discovery... Andraka’s sensor [...]