LETHBRIDGE - The Canada Wide Science Fair is wrapping up at the University of
Almost 500 of the country's top scientists between grades 7
and 12 were here to show off their projects and compete for nearly $1-million in
cash, prizes and scholarships.
19-year-old Adam Noble from Peterborough Ontario won the top prize for his
cancer research. He says his was able to "develop a tumor targeted treatment
with silver nanoparticles that I could concentrate to the tumors and then induce
apoptosis in the cancer cells, so that's tricking the cancer cells into
committing suicide and I could shrink the tumors very quickly and shrink them by
45 percent in 8 days and I could do that in lung cancer, cervical cancer, skin
cancer and neuroblastoma."
Noble says when he gets home, he will start up pre-clinical trials at the
beginning of June.
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 12/8/2013 2:02:18 PM
Source: Tristan Tuckett - Country 95 News - Top photo shows the Science Fair from above, Bottom photo shows top prize winner Adam Noble