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Anika discovered a drug that binds to the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2, potentially preventing the virus from infecting and reproducing in the human body. (Image Credit: 3M)   As the pandemic is ongoing across the globe, scientists are rallying to find a cure for the coronavirus, which has killed over 1.1 million people worldwide. One person who stands out in the effort to stop the spread is 14-year-old Anika Chebrolu from Frisco, Texas. Anika discovered a potential anti-coronavirus drug th ...
At just 12 years old, Jackson Oswalt became the youngest person to build a nuclear fusion reactor in his home.  He was able to use the nuclear fusion reactor to fuse two deuterium atoms together. (Image Credit: Guinness World Records)   Is this the real-life Sheldon Cooper? Jackson Oswalt, a 12-year old genius from Memphis, Tennessee, constructed a functional, tiny nuclear fusion reactor in his family's playroom, just hours before his 13th birthday on January 2018. This makes him the ...
Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna have won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors. The women first published their discovery in 2012. (Image credit: CNN)   Two 2020 Nobel Prize winners have made history. The Nobel Prize in chemistry has been awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for the development of a method for genome editing. The pair discovered the groundbreaking CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors, which allows researchers to ...

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