A Kardashian gets a zit and we know it in real time, but this I didn't hear squat about and it's a month later?
WASHINGTON — A high school http://online.wsj.com/article/AP27e6b4f ... 7d5f4.html
student from California won a $100,000 scholarship Monday for research that created a tiny particle she likened to a "Swiss army knife of cancer treatments" because of its precision in targeting cancer tumors.
Angela Zhang, 17, of Cupertino,
Calif., won top individual honors at the Siemens Foundation's annual high school science competition, which announced winners in Washington.
She got interested in cancer treatment a couple years ago and just up and decided to start reading medical papers and see if she could figure it out. By her junior year she had convinced a Stanford lab to allow her access to run her own experiments. The idea is basically to attach a cancer medicine packet to a particle that seeks out the cancer cells specifically (a bit over my head, but not just a theory - based on proven science and tested in animals as effective already). The then attach to the cancer cell and by stimulation of an infrared light the medicine is released.
She should be making millions while pro ball players get the measly $100,000 check. At 17 I couldn't get my '66 Mustang to run right.
(Credit also to CBS Sunday Morning for running this story.)