Fifteen-year-old high school student Jack Andraka has created a pancreatic cancer test that is 168 times faster and more than 1,000 times less expensive than the gold standard in the field. He has applied for a patent for his test and is now carrying out further research at Johns Hopkins University in the US city of Baltimore.
And he did it by using Google.
He said the idea came to him when he was "chilling out in biology class". He was reading an article instead of working on an essay. His teacher came along, reprimanded him and confiscated the science journal.
His teacher must really feel ( awfully ) great now.
If all kids were supported by teachers to ask questions , do the research as part of project-based learning there would be more Jack Andrakas and more fulfilled teachers.
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