A seventeen years old girl has invented some nano particles which have proven to be useful for cancer treatment! Angela Zhang is the the girl who came up with this treatment to help humanity and work for science. It was a mere interest in medicine that took her to that great level where only a few teenagers have gone in the world. Upon interviewing her, She told that she has been working for two years on these nano-particles, which made us more shocked that this girl has been working on this project since she was fifteen!
Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology was the platform where she exposed her discovery and won a prize of $100,000. The name of her project was “Design of Image-guided, Photo-thermal Controlled Drug Releasing Multifunctional Nanosystem for the Treatment of Cancer Stem Cells” in which the nanoparticle is delivered to tumors via a drug called salinomycin where it tends to kills cancer cells and then deposits gold and iron-oxide materials to help with MRI imaging.
She told that she will be continuing research in future to help solve humanity’s greatest issues. She plans to continue her education side by side and at the same time, keep innovating!
A brief description of what nanoparticles do is given in the video below: