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14-Year-Old Invents What Could Lead to COVID Vaccine

By: Eris Lowdermilk

Indian-American Anika Chebrolu at only 14 years-old from Texas has accomplished a win at the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge with a $25,000 prize.

The invention from her win could be a potential solution to COVID-19.

CNN reported that Chebrolu’s winning creation uses in-silico methodology to discover an important molecule that can selectively bind to the spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

She has been working on the project since she was in the 8th grade before the COVID-19 pandemic hadn’t encompassed the entire globe. Her main intention was to use the in-silico methods to identify a lead compound that could bind to a protein of the virus.

Her inspiration came from the information she discovered about the pandemic in 1918 and the advancement of drugs and medicine. 

(2020, October 19). 14-Year-Old Indian-American Girl Awarded For Discovery That May Lead to Covid-19 Cure. News 18.

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