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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:58 PM

 

15 year old invents 3 cent, 100% full proof method for earliest detection of pancreatic, ovarian,

and lung Cancer. This is beautiful.

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Reply 15 year old invents 3 cent, 100% full proof method for earliest detection of pancreatic, ovarian, (Original post)
DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav Feb 2013 OP
agracie Feb 2013 #1
grasswire Feb 2013 #2
Jenoch Feb 2013 #5
grasswire Feb 2013 #8
hedda_foil Feb 2013 #3
loudsue Feb 2013 #4
cliffordu Feb 2013 #6
AverageMe Feb 2013 #7

Response to DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:18 AM

1. Amazing. Absolutely amazing... nt

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Response to DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:15 AM

2. could you please tell readers what the invention is?

Some people have dial-up or -- like me -- a non-working sound card.

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Response to grasswire (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:41 AM

5. He came up with a dipstick type test that will help detect pancreatic cancer.

From Wikipedia:

"The result of his project was a new dipstick type diagnostic test for pancreatic cancer using a novel paper sensor, similar to that of the diabetic test strip. This strip tests for the level of mesothelin, a pancreatic cancer biomarker, in blood or urine, to determine whether or not a patient has early-stage pancreatic cancer. The test is over 90 percent accurate in detecting the presence of mesothelin. According to Andraka, it is also 168 times faster, 26,000 times less expensive (costing around three cents), over 400 times more sensitive than the current diagnostic tests and only takes five minutes to run. He says the test is also effective for detecting ovarian and lung cancer, due to the same mesothelin biomarker they have in common."

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Response to Jenoch (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:57 PM

8. thank you

This test ought to be available to everyone, everywhere.

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Response to DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:29 AM

3. This kid is incredible.

His invention could change cancer diagnosis and treatment forever. Imagine the most deadly and late to diagnose malignancies literally nipped in the bud so cheaply that his test would be employed as routinely as the simplest of blood tests.

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Response to DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:41 AM

4. Takes my breath away.

And makes me so proud to be part of the human race that dude is part of.

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Response to DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:45 AM

6. Kinda bullshit.

This would already be patented and be selling for a thousand dollars a test if it were true.

And the real TedTalks are not the same as the place he is speaking.

100% results??

NO ONE IN THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE OR MEDICINE HAS EVER DONE THAT.

Well, except that we can prove that people who are dead are fucking dead.

There's that.


What a cruel and remorseless joke.

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Response to cliffordu (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:49 AM

7. Not the first time I heard about this

 

I believe it is true

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