Skip to comments.Calif. HS student devises possible cancer cure
Posted on 01/13/2012 5:23:41 PM PST by Brandonmark
If you ever worry about the future of America, there is no need: it is in good hands. A high school student named Angela is proof of that. We think you'll agree she is nothing short of amazing. CBS News correspondent Steve Hartman met her on the road.
Born to Chinese immigrants, 17-year-old Angela Zhang of Cupertino, California is a typical American teenager. She's really into shoes and is just learning how to drive.
But there is one thing that separates her from every other student at Monta Vista High School, something she first shared with her chemistry teacher, Kavita Gupta.
It's a research paper Angela wrote in her spare time -- and it is advanced, to say the least. Gupta says all she knows is its recipe -- for curing cancer.
"Cure for cancer -- a high school student," said Gupta. "It's just so mind-boggling. I just cannot even begin to comprehend how she even thought about it or did this."
"I just thought, 'Why not?' 'What is there to lose?'" said Angela.
When she was a freshman, she started reading doctorate level papers on bio-engineering.
"At first it was a little bit overwhelming," said Angela, "but I found that it almost became like a puzzle, being able to decode something."
By sophomore year she'd talked her way into the lab at Stanford, and by junior year was doing her own research.
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I wonder how many dollars are wrapped up in non profit groups in theory raising money to eliminate cancer? Pharmaceuticals? Cancer hospitals?
Awesome if it pans out.
Angela Zhang - will you marry me?
There! I said it first!
What a wonderful young woman!
The cure for cancer is just around the corner.
The biggest damn corner I’ve ever seen.
It sure will be awesome if she is able to do what she has set out to do!
At 17, I’m sure I wasn’t anything but a cut up in school............
This can’t be. She attends one of those crappy public high schools and we are told they are all worthless. /S
Now put her to work on the economy.
Best of luck to her in everything she does.
(Or, maybe she can go out of state.)
Way to go Angela. Prayers that you are spot on with your research.
Apparently ALL their graduates will go on to college. Here are the OUT OF STATE SCHOOLS the class of 2011 went to:
Amherst College Arizona State University Boston College Carnegie Mellon Cornell Dartmouth Drexel Duke Harvard Indiana University Johns Hopkins MIT NYU Northwestern Princeton Purdue Rhode Island School of Design Rice Tufts University of Arizona University of Chicago University of Denver University of Michigan University of Pennsylvania University of Washington Yale
Remember this list when someone tells you how great it is their kid is going to Brown, University of Virginia, North Carolina (unless he can play basketball), Texas, Texas A&M, etc.
Another “Invention” that makes you go, well why didn’t anyone try that before?
Seems quite simple when it’s explained.
LOL, the government schools had nothing to do with her excellence, that’s for sure.
Hell! Many great minds have that figured out. The problem is all the powerful, vested interests who want to keep things just the way they are.
Pretty anazing stuff!
When (hopefully this is it) a cure “gets out”, i.e., can’t be smothered by the “industry”, it will pop a large part of the healthcare bubble.
Which is why it is extremely foolish to have 25% of GDP be comprised of healthcare.
Oh, by curing cancer she's done wonders for social security.
Oh, sorry, 17%. Still high, should be somewhere around 10%, IMHO.
This has been the dream of decades; how to find a way to deliver those nasty chemotherapy poisons exclusively to the tumors on the cellular level. So it has finally been cracked.
Now the problem is all those Lefty Luddites for whom “nanoparticles” are the new DDT.