When other teens were busy playing, Jack Andraka it has won an international award for a brilliant invention. Teens as young as 15 years creating cutting-edge cancer assay only with the help of the search engine Google.
Jack Andraka has created pancreatic cancer assay 168 times faster and much easier than the standard assay is now widely used, as reported by BBC News, Friday (24/08/2012).
He is currently applying for a patent for the device and is conducting further research at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA.
Believe it or not, Jack may find this latest test equipment with the help of free search engine Google. It utilizes Google to search all scientific papers online for free as a tool that enables them to make cancer assay.
“The idea came when I ‘relax in biology class,” said Jack in the BBC.
Not only faster and cheaper, Jack creation tools are also 100 times more sensitive. In addition, urine and blood tests that he created to detect the type of cancer also have an accuracy of 90 percent.
Since the discovery of innovative, Jack received the Gordan E. Moore at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair and the prize of U.S. $ 75,000. He also beat more than 1,500 students from 70 countries for the award.