Fifteen year old US high schooler Jack Andraka has invented an advanced pancreatic cancer test using search engines and open access journal papers.
His test is 168 times faster, and 1,000 times less expensive than the currently used test. He won a $75,000 grant for his creation and will be carrying our further research at the Johns Hopkins University.
He claims that the idea came to him as he was “chilling out in biology class”.
Note: there’s been a few people saying he should have got more than $75,000. Please note that this grant is for further research into his test, which he will be conducting himself. He is patenting his creation and I’m sure he will receive many more bursaries and grants in the future.