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Date: 02/15/13 12:11 PM

57 Responses to 15-Yr-Old Invents New Method For Diagnosing Cancer

  1. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    February 15, 2013 at 12:13 pm
    Link: 15-Yr-Old Invents New Method For Diagnosing Cancer - It`s remarkable what Google, Wikipedia, and a curious mind can accomplish.
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
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    February 15, 2013 at 12:35 pm
    Wow, that`s incredible. There`s something to be said to have a mind that is open to possibilities instead of already defeated by thoughts of imminent failure.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2013 at 12:35 pm
    Squirlzy lot of good quality submissions in the last period!
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    denmarkcm Male 18-29
    341 posts
    February 15, 2013 at 12:37 pm
    That is awesome! My grandmother passed from Pancreatic cancer 3 years ago, and my grandfather passed from Leukemia in November. I hope he gets the grants he needs to mass produce this test and share it with the world.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7751 posts
    February 15, 2013 at 12:43 pm
    I admire the guy but he answers his own questions as he goes along. The pharmacuetical companies make a fortune out of our illnesses and diseases and it isn`t in their interests for us to get better. And of course governments take their cut so they are hardly going to intervene.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 15, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    It`s people like him who make you realize how little you`ve accomplished in life.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    February 15, 2013 at 1:04 pm
    Freakin` awesome. :-)
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2013 at 1:12 pm
    Old news is old. It`s a good idea, but there are some researchers that have already stripped his idea apart.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2013 at 1:20 pm
    This kid is awesome, but someone needs to find a cure for that effeminate lisp.

    I can`t concentrate on what he is saying and listen to it.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2013 at 1:38 pm
    "This kid is awesome, but someone needs to find a cure for that effeminate lisp."

    Maybe he`s just gay, dude.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2013 at 1:39 pm
    GAY DOESN`T CAUSE SPEECH AFFLICTIONS! lol

    Plenty of straight dudes talk this way.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2013 at 1:55 pm
    auburnjunky Are you sure?
  13. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    February 15, 2013 at 2:06 pm
    @Tedgp:

    "Old news is old. It`s a good idea, but there are some researchers that have already stripped his idea apart."

    Old? He won the Intel Science Fair in 2012 and was profiled in Forbes just this week. It may not be an up-to-the-minute live feed here, but hey, cut me some slack.

    Also, from a cursory online search, it appears to me that Jack Andraka`s research is holding up quite well. It doesn`t surprise me that a handful of cancer researchers, when faced with this teen`s accomplishment, are offering a dozen reasons why it can`t/won`t/shouldn`t work.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2013 at 2:13 pm
    I didnt meant it in a derogatory term. I just remember seeing this a while ago. SInce then multiple researchers have already stripped his basis down to the bones.
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    bluevayero Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2013 at 2:16 pm
    @auburnjunky hes talking just fine. u have the prob
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    Tekinette Male 30-39
    273 posts
    February 15, 2013 at 2:27 pm
    Thanks IAB now I feel like I haven`t achieved anything in my life. But congratulations to him!
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    February 15, 2013 at 2:29 pm
    Gerry1of1

    ``It`s people like him who make you realize how little you`ve accomplished in life``

    So right bud, forget the haters, a 15 year old with a forward mind, I fail
    rather like 99% of us on here, respect to him
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    February 15, 2013 at 2:35 pm
    "This kid is awesome, but someone needs to find a cure for that effeminate lisp."

    I think it`s more of a self conscious nerd thing than an effeminate lisp thing. I bet it isn`t as bad when he is in his comfort zone.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2013 at 2:52 pm
    Probably not Markust.

    Bluevayero: I was not being hateful or mean, so don`t you either.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    February 15, 2013 at 3:07 pm
    Why go on about the feckin lisp??
    Always the details,
    Who opened up the knowledge of the universe to Joe public,
    Prof Hawking, a quaddy
    still a god in my eyes
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    AltairWolfe Male 30-39
    20 posts
    February 15, 2013 at 3:20 pm
    When did Fred take time away from from terrorizing iCarly to win a science competition?
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2013 at 4:04 pm
    "This kid is awesome, but someone needs to find a cure for that effeminate lisp."

    the kid found a way to prevent cancer and you are mad because he might be gay? good god...
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    WeePee Male 18-29
    612 posts
    February 15, 2013 at 5:31 pm
    take a drink everything he says "and". you will be wasted fast!
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    r66tramp Male 40-49
    674 posts
    February 15, 2013 at 5:51 pm
    If this site; IAB, posts one more TED video, then I walk away. It seems to me you people do not understand the machine behind these productions from TED. Go back to school you morons and realise what is going on in these productions. Am I the only one one on IAB that has a problem with TED? What a joke you pussy brain washed mother FKCUkers are? Get a grip...STAT!
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    r66tramp Male 40-49
    674 posts
    February 15, 2013 at 6:03 pm
    I read the comments and none of you realise what is going on here. All of you that nod and cheer, this video from TED might as well see you all at the next Scientology meeting. YOU FOOLS! Really wake up!
  26. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    February 15, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    @R66tramp: Do you *promise* to walk away if another TED video goes up or was that just some bluster to mix in with your profanity? `Cuz if you`re really promising, I`m sure I can find another.

    You haven`t contributed a single video to the site, so if you`re that unhappy with the content, I say move on and don`t let the door hit you on the way out.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2013 at 6:23 pm
    WTF is TED?
  28. Profile photo of r66tramp
    r66tramp Male 40-49
    674 posts
    February 15, 2013 at 6:32 pm
    Squrlz4Sale, Go blow smoke out yer arse! You did not acknowledge anything I wrote! If this is yer kind of thing to stick your head into, than I see you as a person that likes to stick their head into sand. That is my view and I hold it. I also stand true and defend my right that TED videos are pure rubbish and they are in nature full of propaganda!
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    r66tramp Male 40-49
    674 posts
    February 15, 2013 at 6:41 pm
    Furthermore, when did Squrlz4Sale start running this site and its content...and who gives a flying FCUK if i made a submission of published content? I make my my view clear and true. That is all that matters to me. AND I SAID IT CLEAR. MORE BRAIN WASH TED...I AM OUT. I`M NOT EVEN TALKING TO YOU! You moron!
  30. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    February 15, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    @Piperfawn: TED is a nonprofit organization that originally focused on bringing together experts from Technology, Entertainment, and Design (thus the acronym) to share ideas. The TED talks have become hugely popular because they present intriguing topics in a bite-size format. The short, scripted nature of the talks, and the fact that the subjects are presented in a fashion so that virtually any adult can grasp the concepts, has led some (such as R66tramp) to criticize or scoff at them.

    @R66tramp: Virtually any produced series has a format, and formats tend to package the material that`s being presented to a lesser or greater extent. As critical thinkers, we should all be aware that the format is shaping the content (or as your own McLuhan put it, the medium is the message). That said, here`s my advice: If you have such a problem with TED talks, simply skip over them when you see them on here. It`s not that hard really.
  31. Profile photo of r66tramp
    r66tramp Male 40-49
    674 posts
    February 15, 2013 at 6:58 pm
    Squrlz4Sale: Buddy, you don`t get it. I don`t think you know what propaganda is. You can go look it up on your spare time. These TED videos have been showing up on IAB for some time and now I am sick to my stomach with them. That is my view, not your`s. MY VIEW BUDDY. Can I not have my view here?

    Take a closer look, and the insightful mind will realise TED is a big TURD. So much so, that it is propaganda! I don`t want that theme repeated here. SHUT IT DOWN I SAY. `In my view` buddy. :-)
  32. Profile photo of r66tramp
    r66tramp Male 40-49
    674 posts
    February 15, 2013 at 7:03 pm
    Furthermore Squrlz4Sale, you insinuate that a person that has published links over another that does not have published links ON IAB IS LESSER?

    Who are you? A lord of IAB? Hang your head in shame for that!
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    February 15, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    @R66tramp:

    1. I`ve never said you aren`t entitled to your own opinion. I get it: You hate TED Talks.

    2. I happen to like TED Talks, their faults notwithstanding. Judging from this post`s 4.0 rating, many others on IAB feel the same way.

    3. Since TED Talks will almost certainly continue to appear on IAB from time to time, you`ve got a choice to make: You can either (A) skip over the TED Talks when you see them, (B) continue having tantrums every time you see a TED Talk posted, or (C) stop visiting IAB altogether.

    Personally, I`d go with option A. But seeing as you`ve called most of the IAB community "brain washed mother FKCUkers" in this thread, I don`t think many tears would be shed if you chose option C.
  34. Profile photo of r66tramp
    r66tramp Male 40-49
    674 posts
    February 15, 2013 at 7:28 pm
    Every time I see a TED-talk I want to puke.I want to write a 10,000 word rebuttle. I have no room here for such rants. POST THAT FCUKING RUBBISH HERE AGAIN FROM TED AND I AM FCUKING OUT. How clear is that to IAB?

    One more TED...I am Gone. How hard is that to swallow? I said it fer Christs sakes. Let us see if my view on this site has value over propaganda?
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    r66tramp Male 40-49
    674 posts
    February 15, 2013 at 7:38 pm
    Squrlz4Sale, dig into the TED vault right now. Go get a good one. Then submit it...get it posted...I walk away and laugh. Then you will think you won? No?

    PSSSHED...fKCK that. Suck balls if that rubbish is ever published again here.

    PLEASE PEOPLE understand what propaganda is!
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    i8mygoldfish Male 18-29
    82 posts
    February 15, 2013 at 8:28 pm
    Coming from my self being a nobody at this site and reading your comment, Throwing a tantrum about TedTalk or any other post and saying that "i`m drating out if any one else posts it" makes you sound self absorbed king my poo doesn`t stink but everyone elses does.

    It`s the internet dude, No one cares if you stay here and manage to ignore posts you dislike or leave and call attention to your self elsewhere.
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    DFWBrysco Male 40-49
    307 posts
    February 15, 2013 at 8:48 pm


    Yeah! What he said!
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    paperduck Male 18-29
    1745 posts
    February 15, 2013 at 9:11 pm
    This kid has been told he is doing great by too many people. That was a whole lot of gibberish, use a carbon nanotube to ohm out an antibody? How exactly will that cost 3 cents?
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    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
    930 posts
    February 15, 2013 at 9:13 pm
    @r66tramp Trouble handling life there buddy? Also I find your double post equally irritating as well as the content of your post but hey I`m sure that won`t stop YOU from posting again will it? I didn`t think so.
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2013 at 9:24 pm
    Squrlz4Sale: My good squirrel/sir (sirrel?), I do believe you are baiting a troll.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    February 15, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    @Collegebound: LOL! I think you may be right. Thanks for the tip. =^.^=
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    February 15, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    To the naysayers: Jack Andraka was a guest of President Obama`s State of the Union address earlier this week. Obama reportedly conversed with him, at one point inquiring if he could do anything to assist with FDA approval of his diagnosis method. So unless the board of international scientists on the Intel science award committee were mistaken about Andraka`s research last year and unless the science advisers to the president are similarly mistaken *this* year, I`d say Jack Andraka`s work is indeed a breakthrough in the early detection of pancreatic cancer.

    If you`ve got links to any papers or articles making the case otherwise, by all means, let`s see them.
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    Scuzoid Male 30-39
    1268 posts
    February 16, 2013 at 12:43 am
    "use a carbon nanotube to ohm out an antibody? How exactly will that cost 3 cents?"

    Firstly, 3 cents per test. His strips should work for about 10 tests. So 30 cents per strip. Now, just how big were those strips? I mean, cheaptubes.com has industrial grade carbon nanotubes at 20,000 per 100kg. So 20 cents per gram of nano tube. Strip looked about that size to me. 2 pennies per test goes to the tube, the third goes to everything else in producing the test.
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    den3jlb Male 18-29
    364 posts
    February 16, 2013 at 6:01 am
    Funny how people pick up a small detail like a speech impediment. He`s done more good at 15 years than 99.999999% of this world do in a lifetime. He may well save YOUR life, so show some respect. He`s an inspiration.
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    crucifyed4us Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2013 at 9:04 am
    How is talking like a gay a speech impediment? If anything it`s a normality impediment.
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
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    February 16, 2013 at 9:12 am
    Repost
  47. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    February 16, 2013 at 11:50 am
    He may well save YOUR life, so show some respect.

    ^^^ THIS ^^^
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    February 16, 2013 at 12:49 pm
    the kid found a way to prevent cancer and you are mad because he might be gay? good god...

    Yes, but he hasn`t found a cure for gayness, has he?
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    February 16, 2013 at 1:01 pm
    Nobody is mad because he is gay!
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    paperduck Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2013 at 1:04 pm
    Scuzoid that`s more like $20000 for 100 grams.
  51. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    February 16, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    @Auburnjunky: I know you weren`t commenting on his sexual orientation, just remarking that he has a rather peculiar voice, which is true. No worries, I get it.

    Incidentally, I`ve heard that in his high school, his peers confer him HUGE respect--which is great to hear because teens can be merciless when it comes to looks, speech, etc.
  52. Profile photo of piperfawn
    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    February 16, 2013 at 1:44 pm
    Anyway at 15 years males are susceptibles to some changement in voice due of hormonal explosion.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    February 16, 2013 at 2:04 pm
    Blimey Ive missed a handbag fight
    and troll baiting!!
    always miss the late night slaps ;-)
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    Magentab0b Female 30-39
    1467 posts
    February 16, 2013 at 3:18 pm
    It`s the internetz fault. Not mine that I am a lazy bastage. Okay why did they have to throw in the last bit about the internet?! Are they trying to puch to censor the internet and only allow access to dictionaries and encyclopedias and not cats!
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    malikymoo Female 18-29
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    February 16, 2013 at 5:22 pm
    clever young man,
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    r66tramp Male 40-49
    674 posts
    February 16, 2013 at 6:28 pm
    I guess nobody here gets it? TED is a charity started by Worman and later Anderson. They are two corporate greedy sons of bitches you never knew or wanted to meet. Those two bone-heads started a charity to make money. Just like the Salvation Army or Unicef they are all in it for money!

    PLEASE do your homework when you see monkeys flying from priest’s arses.
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    eduardoleon Male 18-29
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    February 17, 2013 at 12:36 am
    awesome kid

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