Thursday, June 28, 2012

Jack Andraka - Health Care Superman

As the United States Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act today we can hope health care will become more cost effective. The following videos make me think improvements in efficiency and performance have a head start. Jack Andraka, a high school freshman has implemented a carbon nano-tube paper to develop an unprecedented method for early cancer detection. This method will likely bring the cost of cancer screening down dramatically. Worthy of highest praise he has been awarded a $75,000 prize from the Intel Corporation at an international science fair held May 2012.

In the first video Jack explains the mechanism of his invention.  In the second video you see his acceptance of the first place award.  It is epic and has gone viral. I hope I help it spread.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

If this can help make cancer screening cheaper, it's worth following up. Let's Google and see what the FDA is doing to evaluate this and how long it will take to get this more affordable technology to us.