A promising test for pancreatic cancer from a teenager
Science & creativity
"A promising test for pancreatic cancer from a teenager"
Jack Andraka created a Cancer detector, which is a paper on carbon nanotubes, a biology lecture on antibodies and a flash of insight led 15-year-old Jack Andraka to design a cheaper, more sensitive cancer detector.
The antibodies would bind to the mesothelin and enlarge. These beefed-up molecules would spread the nanotubes farther apart, changing the electrical properties of the network: The more mesothelin present, the more antibodies would bind and grow big, and the weaker the electrical signal would become.
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