Archive for April 1st, 2012
Although this site is primarily about philanthropy, charity and altruism, regular readers will know that we take a special interest here in the development and activities of young people – after all, “Children Are Our Future“! So today’s post features a very special young lady from California, named Angela Zhang.
Angela is a 17-year-old high-school student, much like any other teenager – into shoes, learning to drive and intent on passing her exams. But there’s one very big difference. She has confounded her teachers by producing an advanced scientific paper on a possible means of treating cancer; and not just a theoretical concept – she has actually done the research to support it… at Stanford! Her work is so revolutionary and scientifically-based that it has just won her $100,000 in the Siemens national science contest. The potential cure she has developed is a very elegant way of treating specific areas of the body locally with cancer drugs, by embedding them in a polymer coating which can be destroyed by infra-red radiation once its nanoparticle carrier has attached to the target cells.
Watch this CBS news video, to learn more: