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Himanshu Roy

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This 16 Y.O Might Have Discovered The Cure For Breast Cancer

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  •  September 1, 2016


Folks, genius alert! We might have an Indian origin Stephen Hawking among ourselves, and he is just 16! Yes, I am talking about Krtin Nithiyanandam, who had won the Google Science Fair last year.

At that time he had created a test that helps to identify Alzheimer’s disease in its initial stages so that it can be stopped from spreading further. And now, the 16-year-old has claimed to find a cure for breast cancer.

Well, believe it or not, but this teenage scientist is said to have found a cure for triple-negative breast cancer, the deadliest form of the disease that is unresponsive to medication.

So far, it is known that triple negative breast cancer can be only cured through a complex mix of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, which lowers the chances of survival of the patient.

Krtin says that in the case of triple negative breast cancer, a protein called ID4 stops undifferentiated stem cell cancers from differentiating, resulting in the disease being unresponsive to drugs.

He says that he has found a way to silence the genes that produce ID4, which turns cancer back into a less dangerous state.

Krtin feels that the maximum number of problems that arise while treating triple negative breast cancer is primary because the cancer cells are not differentiated.

This idea has led to Krtin’s selection in the final of the UK-bases young scientists programme which is called as The Big Bang Fair.

Now, this is definitely a huge achievement for Krtin, whose parents had moved to the UK when he was a child. Given the fact that he is going places is such a young age, I don’t think that it would be too unrealistic to hope that as he grows up, krtin has many more scientific innovations under his belt.

Best of luck, boy wonder!

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