Friday, May 25, 2012

This might make you rethink your degree...

In the latest new flash regarding cancer diagnosis, a 15 year old from Maryland with no PhD or even a high school diploma, has won a $75,000 science fair prize for a new test to detect early-stage pancreatic cancer:  Md. teen wins national prize for creating pancreatic cancer test | Medical Alert - WBAL Home.  The parent in me is very happy for this boy and his family, and excited to see what develops from his talents in the future.  The scientist in me, of course, wants to know more about how the device was developed, how it works, and most importantly, how he tested it to come up with his roughly 90% stated accuracy rate. 

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