15 year old Freshman in High School Invents New Method of Diagnosing Cancer

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A 15 year old freshman in high school developed a paper sensor that could detect pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancer in five minutes for as little as 3 cents. 


Jack Andraka, the 15 year old freshman in high school conducted his research at John Hopkins University. This new research that have been found, can change the face of cancer and promote early detection. 

Scientists spends millions of dollars to find more about cancer but this 15 year old teenage boy found it by doing a science fair project. 

Jack’s new and improved method is 168 times faster, 26 000 times cheaper, 400 times more sensitive and has a 90% success rate.

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He has been selected as the Intel 2012 ISEF winner and has won awards at multiple national and international math competitions. – Social Consciousness 

Written by Kesavan

Co-Founder of FM (FunnyMalaysia.Net), one of the leading media company in Malaysia for the social age, intensely focused on delivering high quality original reporting, insights and viral contents.